Well as I said yesterday, my story idea came as I watched the new TV series “Sleepy Hollow”. Sort of “Sleepy Hollow” in reverse with a twist. I don’t have a title for it yet. I’m always bad when it comes to titles. They seem to be the last thing I figure out. Since this is all still in the plotting/planning stages, things will change… probably more than once but here’s what have so far.
The main character, Alekis (and just hush anyone who reads this and knows where I got the name from), has a pretty charmed life. She’s a young, beautiful, & popular actress on a TV series, has a handsome boyfriend, big house, fancy cars, etc. Her TV series, always in the top 5 of the ratings, is set during the peak of the European witch hunts in the late 1500’s. She plays a witch who is constantly trying to avoid being caught and persecuted by the church.
After her particularly raucous 21st birthday party, Alekis crashes on her big comfortable bed. When she wakes up, she’s on a hard, stone floor. It’s obvious she’s not in Hollywood any more. This isn’t a dream though. It’s happened before when she was a young girl. She remembers this life as perfectly as she remembers her life as an actress. Like her TV counterpart, she is a witch, running from the church. But her luck ran out and she is now a captive.
Other characters I need to flesh out and name:
- Church priest
- Church Cardinal
- Trial judge
Also need to work on the location of the 16th century town/village she’s in and if she has any family there. Need background on her life there and how she knows what’s gone on here since the last time this happened as a young girl.