My NaNo pirate story takes place in a mythical European kingdom, as yet unnamed (sorry). It’s part fairy tale, part late-17th-century fun.
The overall tone is surprisingly cheerful. The Princess Bride, anyone?
So I dug around a bit at Creative Commons. Images are more fun than words. Besides, this is preliminary work. Visuals help creativity.
Isabella’s tower is hidden deep in the woods. Her uncle travels there by boat, and thus it is that Captain O’Manly learns of her. He later returns and climbs up for a look.
Will he lose his heart? Well, sure! She’s nothing like the monster he expected.
Later, Isabella is kidnapped and taken to sea. Game on for O’Manly, as he and his ragtag crew mount a rescue. And I get to figure out a sea battle.
Below, a possible visual for our hero and heroine. Nothing yet for the scheming uncle or villainous earl. Not really a surprise, since it’s the middle of the story that is lacking. I have my work cut out for me in November!
“The middle belongs to the villain.” And so will tomorrow’s post, according to the prompt.
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