Worked very hard today constucting a scene where Ian Vaughan sees suspicious goings on. I was really pleased with that, and progressed to the next phase, where he learns that his
interest in the events have been noted and reported to one of the villains leading to several men being sent out to search for him. Recognizing the villains minder, before he himself isseen, Vaughan dodges into a cafe.
Those as old as I am will of course remember the Saturday morning movies at the local cinema, where a thriller series would be shown. Each week the hero found himself trapped in some dangerous predicament at the mercy of his enemy with obviously no way out. At that point the weeks showing came to an end, to moans from the audience, now aware that their hard earned pocket money must be spent on a ticket next Saturday to see if by miracle their hero survives. Sure enough the next week a miracle has happened and the deep snake pit into which he has been thrown magically has a tree root strong enough for our hero to grab and swing to a conveniently situated side tunnel, through which he makes his escape. The cinema can pull that off just, with a week in between to dull the memory, but annoyingly a writer can’t!
Using a real cafe in Funchal I must use it honestly and not give it a back door to a side street. Therefore with the villains minder and friend sat outside blocking his escape I must think of something believably ordinary as an escape route/method thus avoiding the need to kill or wound a hundred or so tourists in a shoot out.
Re- write coming up, bother!