Saturday, 23 April 2011
Trapped in Dreaming of Sleep (A to Z = T)
My protagonist, Myron, is trapped 2000 years into the future. He is a time traveller from the 21st Century who has no way back; at least that is what he has been told. Later we will find out there is always a chance of escape, it just might not be what he considers escape to be.
But when we join his story he is not just trapped physically, he is trapped emotionally. The 41st Century is a very different world to the one he knows - people do not interact in the way we do now - and he is tired of the constant battle between fitting in and not giving up on who he once was. Add to this a crippling medical condition caused by the virtual inter-connectivity of a 41st Century world, and he feels like he is literally being suffocated. He believes breaking the law will bring him his only method of release, death.
I'm not going to discuss how or if he escapes, and what role the beautiful and mysterious Talia plays, as that would be giving too much away at the moment. But watch this space.
What are the central themes of your novel? Is your protagonist trapped in some way?
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