Here's one of the fun ponderings author Andrea Hook & Jill Jones and I had together during her last visit.
Andrea pointed out that in my interquel I have a degree of emphasis on the great length of time when traveling to the Neverland from London. Indeed, for there's quite a lot in Peter and Wendy that often gets brushed under the rug. It's the sort of story bit that doesn't show up in adaptations. Well, imagine Peter Pan's first flight - how long it must have seemed.
Anyway, I told Andrea I'd wondered if it would be eaiser or shorter to fly around the other way. But keeping with Barrie, I used the same path in the novel. Andrea asked if I had a globe. I could only pop up and answer "Yes" for it so happens I do have one. It's the globe I carried with me from my childhood home, one of the 'treasured' objects I somehow thought I sentimentally thought I needed. And here I did.
With anticipation we watched as the globe spun. It is a long way around for sure. But it turns out it looks equidistant flying around toward China. At least as the crow flies... But Andrea had another solution. It becomes much shorter if one flies by way of the North Pole.
So it seems the quickest route is to go over the top.
And you know what?
This just gave me an idea for Book 3. Which, by the way, now has a title.
I am a fiction writer. Mostly I compose in the Urban Fantasy genre. When asked, I usually liken it to "The Twilight Zone" - extraordinary events emerging in everyday life. I graduated with Honors in Creative Writing from Knox College in 1993. Obviously I also scribble cartoonish drawings.
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