Well, I'm happy to announce I just finished the first chapter of my fantasy novel. I'm a lot less happy to announce that the next chapter will have to waith for a while. For of late, I've been haunted by day dreams, visions, if you will. They haunt me, and to be very honoust, I let them haunt me. A story about a boy who has been handed a gift or a curse, depended how you see it; he can't die or be seriously hurt but, in return, everyone around him dies a pre-mature death. Depressed yet? I'm trying to adress the universal question; who want to live forever? It will probably be a serie of shortstories, each one written in first person, with the ending in third person (he's actually telling his story to someone else, more or less like the Kingkillers triologie). It will be depressing (everyone dies, do'h) and filled with dark humor. And I mean dark. Not "the shadow of a man in the park at night"-dark, not "the dark side of the moon"-dark, but "god no, please no, there has never been light here and we laugh about it in a abbyss of endless despair"-dark. Its still very raw, but I'll try to put it into a template; Theme; Endless life Losing loved ones (and less loved ones) Storyline Boy's parents die, boy goes to forster care, everyone dies, boy tries and fails to commit suicide, boy falls into endless pit of death and suicide attempts till he meets girl, his life blossoms with girl, lives happily for a while, then girl dies, boy goes on a pointless death-quest (1 scene I've already plotted down is my proteganist barging into NYPD-station and declaring: "I'm here to kill you all. Shoot me.") Plot Ehrm, all three Man VS Man; the main characters curse and his quest to get himself killed offcourse includes other people. Man VS Himself; the whole point of this story is the main characters inner struggle; can he be friends with someone, while he knows that if he stays near them to long, he'll kill them. Man VS God; More of a sub plot, but there will be some scenes of him blaming/questioning god. The Climax points are probably his first attemtive suicide, the point he meets the girl and the point the girl dies. So, how does this sound? Any loopholes I should be wary of?