Hi all, this would be my first post on this very informative forum. And I thank everyone for all the tips I have picked up thus far via lurking. However, the time has come to probe your minds with my own question regarding plot. I have just began penning a new horror story, aiming at around the novella mark. The concept is quite outlandish, so please bare with me. The object of obsession in my story is a seemingly immortal man. He is over 100 years old and his body has stopped aging, however his mental state still diminishes, and as time goes on, the man just wants to be taken to the afterlife. The reason of his immortality is that he was an executioner in his day (or 'hangman'), and has seen the face of death so many times that he has seemingly become immune to it. Now, certain religious cults have become aware of this man. And one cult in particular (a bunch of very deranged individuals) believe him to be some kind of God. However, due to their obvious insanity, they mean to track him down and do very awful things to him. And my question is this: could the immortal man be the main protagonist? Keep in mind that his mental state is degenerating, and for most of the story he will be on the run with a friend of his, escaping the lunatics after him. I want to keep his dialogue minimal, as he is basically a senile old man. OR, would it be a better idea to have a main character as a newbie to the religious cult? However, along the journey, he realizes that the cult is basically insane and wants out. Any help would be very much appreciated to this newbie writer. I have been reading horror novels for many years, however the 'What Would King Do?' approach doesn't work on this one. Any questions about the story, characters, ect just hit me up. Many thanks. Edit - meant to put this in Plot Creation. My apologies. Please feel free to move it there.