In Dreams of Trees : Lines In The Sand

Wordcount: 158
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: Peter Pan has a plan and now no one can stop him…

NOTE: This is a very rough draft with no editing at all (per National Novel Wiriting Month rules) and is presented for amusement value only. Think of it as a periscope into my writing process rather than a coherent story!

There will most likely be spelling and grammatical errors afoot as well as flat out bad writing, info dumps, plot holes, contradictions/retcons, uneven characterization and pacing. These snippits are also posted out of order, so please refer to the Outline to figure out where it’s supposed to fit.


Lines In The Sand

Atlantis has drawn lines across the world, separating everyone into rough sections of the city. Small kingdoms ruled by whomever had the strongest voice in the crowd.

Peter Pan rules Neverland and she’s kept him locked away for much too long. There’s code he needs and resources scattered among the different kingdoms. If he can get to them, we can win his way free of the system altogether. But he needs a way out of Neverland to start with, and it looks like Red has given it to him.

He carefully pilots the squirrel up to the line, glowing bright red against his sensors. If Red’s wrong, the squirrel will stop working as soon as it crosses and his plans will reset again.

He carefully puts one paw across, then another, and creeps slowly across the line until he is sitting on the other side looking back.

FREE. He thinks gleefully.

And now the real work can begin.

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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