January Writing Challenge Day #7
Monday is here again and it’s time to work on my small town novel that’s going to spill with fantasy shifters. Tonight, I’m sitting under the covers and googling reviews of Ely, Minnesota. I hope I don’t get location sickness because I really don’t want to pick another setting.
What am I learning about this small town? Well, reviews are saying that this is a town for tourist and some of the stores shut down during the winter. All kinds of people moving in and out during the busy summer season might be the perfect kind of home for shifters. Travelers don’t stick around long enough to ask questions, other than directions. Town secrets might stay hidden.
As I move forward, I need to set rules. Ones for humans and additional ones for non-humans. Imagine a experiment in the middle of nowhere to see if humans and non-humans can exist together to a new mixed coalition for the Sheriff’s Office, School Board, and City Council.
Where there is difference, there is struggle. This small town may hold the fate of other larger cities where fear, prejudice, and someone plotting against them. Looking at the diversity of the current town council and numbers, this should be interesting because as far I can tell there is no diversity.
We’ll see how “friendly” this small town really is. Like any town big or small – there’s going to be the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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