Crucible: Setting the Scene: Page One

Here’s the latest version of the first page of the first Crucible story (we hope there will be more than one). It’s gone through several drafts, all part of building the world this tale will be set in.

The female protagonist is Sylvana who, like the large gentleman complaining at her, is seeking work where openings are few and far between. There are a lot of people chasing work, as you’ll gather….

One thing we’re determined about is to give this world a sense of ‘reality’ despite the storyline and characters. There will be mud. There will be annoying flies. Costumes (some of them, at least) will stink if not washed…

An early version of Page One of Crucible © John Freeman & Smuzz

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