Are you all reading the first two acts of The Three Hundred ?
With story structure, we have many different things to consider. In a short story, you have limited words to work with, which translates to limited plot devices, characters as well as the structure itself. If we write a novel of 60 to 100 thousand words, then what?
More characters, more twists, and turns, and the structure changes.
The Three Hundred currently is 10K words and, there are more in the pipeline. Sitting on Mars, we have a small crew investigating the infamous face on Mars.
What is it?
Back in the dark ages…1976, Viking 1 snapped a picture of a fantastic sight. There on the surface in an area of Mars known as Cydonia was proof positive that there was life on Mars!
Taking a picture of a rock formation that appeared to have two eyes, nose and mouth, NASA released the image to the public to drum up interests in NASA and Mars. It worked. It worked a little too well as the rags that live on the shelves by the checkouts in stores, showed the face and tantalizing teases.
Writers like yours truly, use it as fodder for stories, and why not?
If you were standing on mars close to the two-mile-long structure, dare I say it, you would not recognize it as anything other than rocks.
For the purpose of this story, there is a rectangular opening. What are the odds of a perfectly rectangular opening on and edifice that looks like a large human face?
If and when we ever do get to Mars, I am confident that someone will snap a picture of it from ground level. Until then we can enjoy The Three hundred and other sci-fi fantasies
One of the craziest scams I saw recently was someone selling an acre of Mars for $12. Much like the star registry, someone came up with selling land on another planet.
Can you just imagine some rich Texas oil tycoon buys Mars in total, finds a way to go there to discover that life is on Mars, and they are all larger than life spiders?
I am giving away a much better product, a fantasy of Mars, and all you have to do is to hit that follow button and read on when the next act drops.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
As always, I welcome your feedback, comments, and a friendly Hello. We are all in this COVID Pandemic together. Why not find something bad like this virus to bring us together as a people, instead of divide us like so many in the media want to do?
Much Love -TW