closing stages. Another six or seven chapters and the story will reach its blood soaked finale. The final chapter will be posted on Christmas Day.
The story was originally commissioned for the 2011 Múscailt Arts
Festival in Galway. The plan was that I would write a long adventure story for adults, which would be posted online during the festival. However the story soon evolved into something far more substantial. It became the ongoing dark blog novel:
As it happened the Múscailt commission was followed by a welcome increase in the amount of commissions I received for written and performance work (for details see
http://rabfultonstories.weebly.com/). This meant that poor Marcus
Marcus was put on hold on a number occasions, usually just as he was faced with imminent death or betrayal or dancing girls... Curiously enough the forced breaks, when I was frantically working on another project, allowed me the time think slowly and deeply about the story.
The story line has never changed since it first popped into my head back in the autumn of 2010. However, reflection and pause gave me time to bring in deeper and subtler aspects. Of course, the blog by the very nature of its medium is very much a rough draft - yet there is plenty to enjoy and be thrilled about. Though it is certainly not a story for the faint hearted.
The final chapter will be posted on Christmas day. Then I'll relax, enjoy the holiday, and in January begin polishing the work into shape for publication as a book in 2014. And then of course I'll begin writing the second installment...