I’m having a lot of fun with my current WIP. It’s part of the Mondamin Court apocalypse series. Each book in the series is a stand alone book with the same cast of characters and the same starting location. The apocalypse, and therefor the rest of the novel, is different.
The one I am working on right now is a homage to horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. The working title is A Fishy End.
In the Shadow of Innsmouth, worship of the Esoteric Order of the Dagon brings inhabitants untold wealth and a bountiful harvest as fish. This presents a unique challenge in this book, as Kyle and Caleb discuss. Kyle says, “It’s supposed to bring them untold riches and a bountiful harvest of fish.”
“Fish?” Caleb laughed out loud. “did you happen to notice we’re in Iowa? Not exactly known for our fishing are we?”
What does “a bountiful harvest of fish” mean in a landlocked state? Answering that question has proved more fun then I would have expected.
Another short excerpt from the Indian family down the street provides an example.
Sarah woke early. She went into the kitchen to see about getting breakfast started for the kids. She found a rather large sea bass in her sink. She stared at it a long time. She was still staring at it when Rick joined her in the kitchen.
“What the hell is that?” she asked.
He just shrugged. “Supper,” he replied. He reached up to the shelf above the sink. There were now two statues of Dagon, one on either side of Krishna, almost as though they were threatening him.
“Where did that come from?” she asked in a nervous whisper.
Rick didn’t answer. He merely gave her an enigmatic smile and said. “I told you this would be good for the family.”
The first Mondamin adventure: Home for the Holidays is up on Wattpad. The second Zoey and the Zombies is in the editing stage now.
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