Many of those who know me know that for the last few years (probably longer then that, honestly) I’ve been working on an original novel that takes the myth of Persephone and turns it into something a bit more Scifi-ish.
I’ve written different drafts of it for Nano over the years, scrapping quite a few. The original novel was actually taking place in Ancient Greece. Then I made it have no connection at all. The current draft, which I wrote primarily for Nano 2014, is a midway tale. In it, the Mythological characters are in fact humans, just another ‘breed’ if you will. They live almost eternal lives and live in pocket spaces to co-exist among their less advanced and shorter lived counterparts. Cronus (sometimes known as Saturn) has been evicted from the pocket worlds for essentially being an evil scientist and using regular humans in experiments. The thought was that without his technology and laboratory, he wouldn’t be able to cause harm. But he persevered, and has power within the regular spaces of Earth. Since then his adoptive children and one biological child, Zeus, led a rebellion of sorts trying to keep him from taking over the Earth with his corporation, Titan, Inc.