June Camp NaNoWriMo 2012 – Story #6 (Urban Fantasy, Baron’verse)

Below is the rough outline for a short story that is in queue for this year’s June Camp NaNoWriMo. You can see a list of all of the stories here, or you can just click on the Camp NaNoWriMo tag and get all the planning goodness.

Verse: Baron’verse

Working Title: Ties That Bind

Blurb: The Silverwitch is gone, but the web of magic encasing Rockfall remains.

Rough Outline

  1. Mira is trying to find a way to keep the spells that Smith had over the town of Rockfall in place. Zee thinks it’s a waste of time and that she should just let things revert to normal and let them deal with the fallout. The pack wants the silverwitch magic gone.
  2. Zee grumps around town while Mira researches, he runs into one person who isn’t wearing silver.
  3. Mira finds out that the silver isn’t just acting as a SEP field, it’s also slowing the aging of everyone in town.
  4. The one person without silver talks to Zee about things, turns out they know a lot more than expected. Not a silverwitch, just good at staying under the radar.
  5. Zee returns with the news as soon as Mira find out the truth from the notes. Folks in the town are a LOT older than they thought they were. Undoing the spell would pretty much kill them all off.
  6. They go back to the Alpha, explain the situation, argue for a slow fading of the spell instead of an instant cutoff. Mira has found a way to tie the spell into the local magic network instead of feeding off a silverwitch and how to keep it from being taken over again.
  7. The alpha is not amused, but Zee argues for her, which sort of surprises both of them.
  8. With pack approval, Mira reworks the magic, using the only person who wasn’t tied into the spell as a gatekeeper. Things will go back to normal, but slowly enough that they won’t really notice.

Cast
Mira
Zee
Random Citizen

Scenes/Sets
Silverwitch workshop
In town someplace

Challenges
I haven’t finished Silverwitch yet so writing a sequel, even if it’s a short one, is a little weird. I’m still working out the personalities and backstories, so this may end up as more of a world-building experiment than a true short story. *pokes muses*


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