Friday, October 22, 2010

Pinhole Outline

Just so you have an inkling of what I'm going to do next month.  I probably won't hit the goal of 50k words, mainly because the idea freaks me out so much.
Cassandra
Appears and disturbs the first lungfish, and disappears leaving no trace.

Joseph
Falls back to the Roman era and creates the book. He dies when it is finished

Cassandra
Tries to convince her ancestors to go on the path of war.

Willey
Appears in the Elizabethan Era and is taken to the tower by Lord Walsingham. His watch disappears.

Marshall
Has had nightmares for months. His behavior changes. Reveals himself to his parents when confronted. Makes them rich but destroys his mother. First mention of the troubleshooting equipment and drug that replicates a childlike mind.

Lionel
Kills as a gang initiation. It ruins him.

Marshall
Becomes a wealthy playboy womanizer.

The book? Cassandra?
Tries to change history again or appearance of the book or both?

Edmond Blakely
The list appears. Lionel joins the Prism force.

Marshall
Tries to woo his wife but she is repulsed by him. His life fails.

Lionel
Goes around killing murderers before they commit crimes. He becomes involved with an activist who hates his work. She is a member of the book group.

Marshall
Regains his wife. They have a boy. He is crushed. They divorce.

Lionel
Finds that history is changing and is attacked. He destroys the time machine before it is brought online. Cassandra tries to save his life, but her work is undone.

Marshall
Becomes involved in the Pinhole project. Repeatedly sneaks into the lab to change things.

Liza
The woman of many lives and pieces meets herself in a restaurant. Her older self takes the element on to Blakely.

Edmond Blakely
Starts the pinhole project. There is an accident and Willey is vaporized. For a brief moment, they succeed and Marston is amazed and finds god.

Marshall
Is found in his time machine bed with the memories of a child.

Marston
Creates the “Mouth of God” cult in the desert, taking Marshall’s son with him.

Cassandra
Is born to Blakely. She secretly takes his technology and builds a time machine in parallel.

Son of Marston
Leaves the cult with his linked wife. They start a new life but the wife can’t adjust. Wife fakes death to compel her husband to return. He is framed for murder and eventually, with his reporter, destroys the cult’s machine.

Virginia (troubleshooter)
Is brought on board to find out why people are dying at Crossworlds. She realizes that humanity is doomed. Note: wrote this up earlier.

Cassandra
Builds her time travel machine and can’t change anything. Horrified by what she sees, she goes on one final trip with flowers and destroys the machine.

INSERT STORY about the book.

Edmond Blakely
Kills his daughter in a jealous rage over finding she was stealing his technology and won’t share it with him. She appears from the past to try to stop him, but can’t. EB frames her boyfriend for the crime and he is executed.

Boyfriend
Trapped inside a switchlight.

Insert story about the book

Boyfriend
Is found innocent now that it has been proved that matter can pass through pinholes. He goes to Edmond Blakely and kills him for framing him and finds out the EB had wanted to die.

Joseph
Escapes the future. His partner and friend destroy his book. They explain that time works like inertia.

Cassandra
Lays flowers on her own grave. They disappear.

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