Here is a quick drawing from the scene where our group of survivors meet an inhabitant of Charybdis for the first time…
I’m not a great artist, as the drawing shows, but do I find that sketching things out like this helps me to visualise a scene. At this point the story had reached 50k words. ‘The survivors’ had just entered their first proper chamber in Charybdis and were about to face the challenge of Lust and another death!
In the coming scenes we would see Byrne finally ‘crack’ and be helped in his recovery by ‘Doc Gardner. We’d also see Walczak complete his task of murdering Kaminski despite the fact that the Gdansk mobster who paid him for the ‘hit’ was now long dead, following the destruction of the Earth.
Moving towards the final scenes we would finally meet the mysterious “Pilot” and discover that for the past 13 billion years he has been facing a far greater challenge than our survivors have imagined!