A new story and new world!

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have spotted me squeaking about a new story…

The story started out as a short story for the prompt “Love ‘Em, Shoot ‘Em“. I adapted a Dresden short that I’d started but not finished, and amended the characters slightly. So I finished that story, and then…the characters ran away with me. I was talking to my housemate about the story, and he suggested some features. Then Jon suggested some more. And now I’ve got another two twists…

It’s post-apocalyptic urban fantasy; it’s set in “this” world with a slight alt twist at the moment, but that might not be needed – I’m still researching that part. My housemate has read the first chapter and pronounced the worldbuilding “excellent” but he wasn’t sure about the characters because they’re snarky, which is exactly what I want! I don’t want to be writing anything conventional with this one.

The plot’s still coming together, and at this stage I’m happy to just let it; I’m actually writing it in linear form so I’m working on chapter two, and I’ll just see what happens. But it’s going to be dark and fairly gritty. It’s going to be snarky, mean, paranoid and unfair. It’s going to have several twists and I’ve already written the ending, which I hope is going to be fairly unexpected and definitely a punch in the gut. In short, I’m absolutely loving it!

No name yet; Sam’s nicknamed it “Bluesky” just to annoy me!