The idea started with me trying to produce a funny, silly almost fun-take of adventure stories.
Mi Kee via a Vortex would arrive with a Saltwater crocodile; a parrot; two very large Cats onto a long shingled path that led him to a dead world and a Vortex to ensure he never escaped.
Mi Kee was a Chinese Mandarin who found his wife accused of adultery – stuff to write, yet again – the love he’d known made him have … but it never happened as he saw their faces and fell into the testing pit where they would be, beheaded and then checked to see if their faces moved together.
Instead he was into a Vortex.
Destraight and Astoria were something that was an idea and the idea was of a planet used as a target for failed politicians and their prisoners – call it what you like – Tory UK would be a good target.