A conversation with Monk and Kid ran late the other night. We talked, as Myachi Masters often do, about Myachi. We were discussing its past, its present and its future, and at some point or another, we started talking about what a great book it would make.
The story has it all. There's a protagonist that goes up against a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, there are plenty of interesting characters that join in along the quest, there are more than enough moments of triumph and crushing moments of defeat, there's plenty of humor, tragedy, promise, catharsis and determination. It is the story of human will that would not be denied. It is a story of an insatiable dreamer.
Now, none of us know exactly how the story ends. We kind of hope it ends with something that rhymes with "Shmearly Shmretirement", but nothing is carved into stone just yet. That being said, it got me to thinking and when I get to thinking, I often get to writing. It would be premature to try to start writing the story of Myachi at this point, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. So here's my first draft of the table of contents for the Myachi Story:
The Myachi Story:
Part One: The Myachi Mobile(s)
Chapter One - The Dream Defined
Chapter Two - Mulva's Maiden Voyage
Chapter Three - Big Kids and Big Dogs
Chapter Four - Big Momma's Brick House
Chapter Five - The Jester and His Wife
Chapter Six - Cracks in the Brick Wall
Chapter Seven - Start Spreading the News
Part Two: The House of Skills
Chapter Eight: ...And They Built An Army...
Chapter Nine: The House of Skills in Forest Hills
Chapter Ten: A Fortress of Steel and Skill
Chapter Eleven: At the Feet of the Giraffe
Chapter Twelve: International STWAKOJ
Chapter Thirteen: A Stray Animal
Chapter Fourteen: Standing at an Open Sea
Part Three: The Yacht Years
Chapter Fifteen: The Global Phenomenon Hits
Chapter Sixteen: The Myachi Jet-Fleet
Chapter Seventeen: Sir Myachi Man, the first American Knight
Chapter Eighteen: Myachi Island
Chapter Nineteen: Myachi as an Olympic Sport
Chapter Twenty: Myachi Saves the Universe
I'll be the first to admit that maybe part three there is a tad ambitious, but even if we have to settle for a less spectacular ending, it'll still make for a heck of a story.