When we at Crazy 8 Press decided to embark on Pangaea, the brainchild of our very own Michael Jan Friedman, I wasn’t sure which way I wanted to go with my contribution. The anthology is based on one big idea — what if there was just one super continent — and big ideas typically lead to big stories.
So I went in the opposite direction.
My tale, “The Kites of Alogornae”, is small. It is, for the most part, a two-character play, consisting of two men forced together by circumstance, crossing the great continent, with a particular mission in mind.
In theory these traveling companions are on the same side, but in reality … well … it’s fair to say that at least one of them, if not both, have murder in their hearts.
Will there be deaths in this tale? I won’t say. But I can tell you that my inspiration came from the thoughts of trekking a long way on foot, during the days of continental discourse, and the roles that two otherwise unknown men might play during this divide.
Pangaea is its own world, and in this world, relationships are forged whether the characters want them to be or not.
Let’s see how this one plays out.
Pangaea is now available in digital and print editions.