Wednesday, November 11, 2009
WIP Wednesday: It Gets a Little Murky
Sometimes, writing feels a little like walking through these woods. A little mystery never hurt anyone, but along with mystery comes the possibility of danger. What, exactly, lurks out there in the fog and shadows?
Like: why am I trying to write a piece of science fiction? Well...it's more horror, really. A man signs on to be the custodian of a group of colonists as they take a thirty year journey into deep space. He only signs on because his family suffers in abject poverty. He won't see them again, but they will live a healthy, safe life thanks to his sacrifice.
Seven years, three months, and twenty-two days on route, ship’s custodian Gant Forres dreamed of the rats.
After that, he starts hearing them in the hull of the Rocinante. (nods to Lovecraft)
Let's just say it gets dark from there...