Last week, we examined the ending to this illustrious in-process story. This week I want to start with the beginning of the story, so let’s jump right in.
I imagine the story opening with one of the first scenes I’ve ever had once I formed the character of Peter in my head. Hooded figure, calling himself the Black Angel, prowling around at night. He is sneaking around in alleys, crouching on rooftops. Doing pretty much a Batman kind of thing here.
When suddenly he notices a girl getting pulled into an alley. He swoops into action! Peter comes up behind the man to meet out justice when suddenly the voices in his head stop screaming. It throws him off his game enough that the mugger gets the jump on him. (I’m not 100% sure I want this to happen this way.) Maybe he doesn’t realize the voices in his head had stopped screaming immediately—anyway, back to the story.
This is clearly different for Peter. He’s not used to this, but he eventually gets back into his groove and sends the guy packing, and by packing I mean the dude is crumpled on the ground.
Peter then goes to check on the girl. She screams at him. Peter is just trying to help. She puts her hands over her head and runs, terrified of Peter out of the alleyway.
Peter is going to let her go, turns to scrounge stuff from the guy lying unconscious beside him, when the voices in his head come back.
Peter then realizes being near the girl has something to do with the voices being gone out of his head. He has to follow this girl.
Peter bolts off down the alleyway, turns and tries to follow her now.
He follows her as close as he can while still having the voices in his head. Sometimes they disappear and he realizes he’s too close. Eventually he tails her back to a building where she ducks in.
Peter waits around outside for a while trying to figure out what to do.
That’s when someone comes up behind him to attack.
How’s that for a beginning?
Yeah, I’m pretty excited about it myself.
Next week we’re going to keep going with the middle of this story—expect about three blog posts dealing with the middle, as it’s the longest part—and I’m still working things out in my head. We have to get Peter from this street to being tied up and almost sacrificed. Strap in, it’ll be a bumpy ride!