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The Last Reel

tumblr_m5rguvqeNx1rq4squo1_500Well, I haven’t tried NaNoWriMo in the last few years. I wasn’t going to do it this year either. But about two weeks ago, an idea slowly began to form and it wouldn’t let me go. I kept coming back to it. Finally, I knew I had to write it. So even though I only have a scant 13 pages of notes and don’t even know the protagonist’s name, I’m going to do it.

Here’s my starting point….

What if there was a woman who made a living by procuring art by any means necessary. And what if she was hired by an old man who lived in an old crumbling house to find the last reel of a lost film from the 1930s.

And what if this film was based on a known eighteenth-century Gothic novel, and the film’s producers spent a lot of money to make the film, because they were certain the film would be the next Dracula and its star the next Bela Lugosi. And what if for some reason the film was never released.

And what if the woman found the last reel. And then, what if she found herself inside the last reel…

Here are some inspirational pictures.

 

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banshee

 

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