EDIT: In case you have a tumblr and want to follow my descent into the 1920's madness, follow the blog Coronary Condition
Yes, I'll admit it. I have a bit of a side-project going on that has started to infiltrate my mind and distract me from the Zale musings that I should
It is called The Coronary Condition, and takes place in post-WWI America. It features a British veteren named August, a rich academic named Noel, a socialite romantic named Ninette and a fading thief named C.B. The story is very much fiction, but for once, my head concocted a non-fantasy story, tackling more relateable issues such as depression, PTSD, loneliness, and more sorrowful ideas that are usually present in my writing.
It's interspersed with chapters from the character's childhood, wherein there's the revelation of all their hopes and dreams in a pre-WWI world. Ninette and C.B knew each other as children, as did Ninette and Noel. August is the only one who's childhood is filled with characters unknown in the present, as he was still in Britain.
If this is to be written, it will be filled with passionless pursuits, passion filled love, desperate attempts to live and not just survive, a journey to find the true meaning of living in an era that destroyed any romantic notions of meaningful dreams, and maybe a dog or two.