I was thinking: what will I do with
these post-apocalyptic bits? Scenes, dialogues, random shorts and
The PA fascinates me as a character study. What will you do
when this world collapses? Will you be a hero or a villain?
I realized I needed two things if I
ever hoped to sweep this clutter into a useful book: a narrator and a
beginning. A soaring bird seemed to perfect for watching the human
ants struggle to reform. Why not a turkey vulture? And to begin, put that
bird in a zoo and have the keepers fail to show up.