AL QAEDA IN SPAAAAACCCCE!

This week, I'm working to expand and really blow out a sub plot around the concept of Al Qaeda in Space.  I've written about the genesis for this idea on the blog a few times.  The chapters that follow will be edited into the book in some form or fashion, but will be separate from the ongoing news reports that occur in Peter3d Out itself.

I'm publishing them here so that you can follow the travails of Al Qaeda, held in Guantanamo Bay for almost 20 years and then shipped into space in deep sleep for what should have been 50 years...

Premise 

In 2020 the US is under pressure from the UN and the world. They decide to finally close down Guantanamo Bay but still can not decide what to do with the prisoners. So they do what any political body will always do when given the choice...

They kick the can down the road.

Except the can is a SpaceZ rocket and,

the road is a 50 year orbit path around the outer sphere of the solar system.

Unfortunately in 2069, a year before the can is schedule to return, Al Qaeda wakes up from their deep sleep stasis.

And Jonathan Scott, an actual rocket scientist who was detained as a non combatant in Afghanistan after he had been kidnapped by Pakistani intelligence and forced to work on their nuclear projects, is then wrongfully detained by US forces.

Johnathan is Gay and awakes to find himself stuck in a space ship with 72 Al Qaeda labeled combatants, some viscious, some not so much, some smart some stupid, but all virgins to Jonathan.

He now has to work with Al Qaeda to stay alive and get their ship back to Earth!

A new sub plot – Al Qaeda in Space

Today, I thought of a new sub plot for the book. While reading some Mark Twain, a small piece on story telling and humor, I realized I needed something of a pause sometime very soon in the book.

It should be a little suspenseful, but humor should win the day. So I figure I need a dramatic pause to stretch out the humor in the scene that is currently developing. the current scene features Brad Rubenz at the crime scene taking every thing in. It's a weird setting, and will soon get weirder. but we need a pause so I'm going to send Al Qaeda into outer space. 🙂

UPDATE

I wrote this chapter, but I initially wrote it in a way that mostly sounded like a narrated news report. it conveyed the general idea, but it wasn't funny. I think I'm going to rewrite it in the form of a dialogue between a few of the characters, probably police officers. I think this could be a lot funnier. To accomplish this, I also had to finish chapter 11, which should be published in first draft form soon. The Al Qaeda in space chapter will probably fit into chapter 12 or 13.

All in all, I'm having a lot of fun. Oh and I'll probably put this through Nanowrimo also even though every time I log into my account the NanoWrimo site loads so slowly it barely functions so I haven't been able to load anything up yet.