Happy New Year! And an introduction to my new fiction experiment – “Phyllis Esposito: Interdimensional Private Eye”
So, what is “Phyllis Esposito: Interdimensional Private Eye”?
It’s a fiction experiment that simultaneously excites and terrifies me.
For a long time now, I’ve flirted with the idea of doing a true, write-as-I-go serial fiction story. Something about the lack of the safety net really appeals to me, and the excitement of discovery has always been my favorite part of writing. In a way, it’s a bit like a webcomic, except I can’t draw, so I shall paint a picture with words instead.
When choosing the subject matter for the story, I wanted something that would be both in-keeping with the classic pulpy-serial vibe of the project, but also something with enough established tropes that it will give me a bit of a skeleton to improvise around and dress up as I see fit. So I chose detective story, but with a science-fantasy twist.
Enter Phyllis. I won’t say much about her here, because I don’t know her that well yet. I hope that she will introduce herself to me, and to all of you, as the project progresses. I have no outline, and only vague plans. That’s half the fun!
As I write this introduction, I have only written the first installment. There will be another one tomorrow. And another the day after that. How long can I keep this up? I guess we’ll see.
In the meantime, you can click the “Phyllis Esposito” tag on the right side of the screen to filter the blog to show only story entries. I hope you enjoy!