The Cornish Talisman Series started with the story about a young man that inherits his grand father's farm and finds a spaceship hidden in one of the barns. I even had a couple of chapters written and a couple of the main characters defined. It was going to be titled "My Grandfathers Spaceship". Catchy title don't you think?But, as usual, I find the story had a different idea and kept teasing me to change focus. Then came my first decision on where the story was headed all based on my first sticking point. Sticking points, you know, those things in a story that just reach out like thorns behind the roses and keep jabbing at you.Anyway, I changed direction and decided to tell the story behind how the spaceship came to be hidden in the barn and of course where it had come from.
Well, it rapidly developed into a space yarn involving a fifteen year old boy that discovers a real spaceship. As this is a family owned ship, and all three with children, our young hero is also not the oldest. Arial is three years older and the captains daughter and she treats him like a child; and he, of course, is madly in love with her. It is a twisted set of circumstances that lands our young Jasom marooned on a little farm in Nashua, Montana in 1952. He is lost, alone, and doesn't know if he'll ever see his family again. Circumstances have a way working things out and our young orphan is taken in by a childless couple who run the local store in town. Years go by without a word from his parents as he blends into the local school system and eventually starts college.The title has a further allusion to which you will have to read to find out.
At the end of book 1 "The Orphan from Space", I have split the plot between book 2, "The Crystal Crowns", and book 3, "Return to Earth". Time wise, book 2 recombines with the main storyline near the end of book 3. However, book 4 "Betrayal on Gruentok" begins at the end of book 2 and intersects near the middle of book 5 "Galactic Quest", which is the story I'm presently working on. So far, its been a span of almost 9 years since the beginning of book 1.
Which brings me back to "My Grandfathers Spaceship", the original story.