Interview Snippets on Mona’s Stories
What follows is the continuation of an interview I conducted with one of my readers. I captured their notes and turned it into this update to my blog. This is Interview Mona’s Stories part 4.
Q: Speaking of the Doctor. Does he have a name?
A: Of course he does. His name is Doctor.
Q: But that is a title or function of what he does. That’s not a name.
A: In Mona’s society, they are the same. He is the Doctor and his name is Doctor.
Q: Fair enough. Tell me about the ‘BLOODLINE’. Can you elaborate on that?
A: The ‘BLOODLINE’ is still a work in progress. I haven’t yet worked out all of the details related to them. Right now, they are an unknown to Mona and her supporters. They have a personal agenda that seems contrary to the society Mona lives in. They have been working on this agenda for at least three generations and frankly, she’s scared.
Q: So, she has no idea of what their endgame is?
A: No, she doesn’t. And neither do I? The ‘BLOODLINE’ was an invention developed in my second book in the series, ‘Broken Steele’ to explain tainted meat and the widespread the effects it had on a significant portion of the society.
Q: So, are the ‘BLOODLINE’ a villain?
A: Could be. I don’t know at this point. But they are a good source for conflict in Mona’s society. For tens of generations, Mona’s community has lived in peace and harmony, everyone knowing their place and everyone contributing to support the whole. Mona was born to a time when this harmony is about to falter, where stress and conflict are being felt for the first time in centuries.
Q: Are you saying that the ‘BLOODLINE’ could be the good guys?
A: Again, they could be. They don’t have to be the power-hungry, arrogant subculture that most of our books and movies assume. They could be advancing their own agenda in attempt to reverse the need to consume their own to stay alive. It remains to be seen as I work out the next couple of books.
Q: So, there are more books in the future?
A: Yes, I have outlines for at least two more books as well as a possible sixth book.
Q: I look forward to reading them.
A: Thank you. I hope you continue to enjoy them.
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