The Pin-Dance

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Kevin tells his best friends, he believes they're figments of his imagination. Naturally the narrator of the story finds that hard to believe, but then Kevin goes about proving it's true. Then the real insanity begins, as Kevin sets to work on an invention his friends think is a doomsday device.



Short Summary

On the first day of the story Kevin tells his friends he believes they are figments of his imagination. That night during a poker game, he proves it to them. He doesn't want to be bothered by them anymore, because he has a "project" to work on.

A happy ending can just as easily be the beginning of a tragedy. After all, isn't that how all tragedies begin? The narrator isn't sure if all has been resolved, or just begun again.


In a large city.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Other,Quest,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message,Twist,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse,Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: The main character has no name, he literally doesn't know his name.

Age: older

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Complex,Uneducated,Desperate,Flexible,Insecure,Aspiring,Empathetic,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Kevin

Age: middle age

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Confident,Crazy,Villainous,Desperate,Educated,Leader,Secretive,Sophisticated,Lone Wolf,Skillful,Aggressive,Aspiring,Narcisstic,Blunt,Decisive,Manipulative,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Steve

Age: middle age

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Engaging,Educated,Secretive,Sarcastic,Blunt,Outspoken,Masculine,Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Iris

Age: middle age

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Crazy,Engaging,Adventurous,Outspoken,Funny,Sarcastic,Aspiring,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Educated,Unapologetic,Sophisticated,Blunt,Charming,Flexible

Development Pitch

The Pin-Dance satisfies those interested in the most surreal fantasy, while being grounded firmly in reality. Its subject matter spans mental illness and scientific theory. The antagonist (Kevin) could be considered a mad scientist in the most literal sense. Within his mind resides an entire city, inhabited by personalities who are divided into those who are antonymous, and those who aren't. They come to believe their "host" (Kevin) is creating a doomsday device, and are aware that their existence depends on him staying alive. Their quandary is figuring out how non-corporal personalities can stop what's happening in the real world of their "host". The characters, both male and female are universal; they are not describe by physical appearance; except for their general ages. There's also a separate subplot of those personalities with autonomy, realizing they can make the others self-aware as well. So they set about the process of populating an ethereal city which exist in the mind of their "host", while facing the threat that he might be attempting to destroy everything in his world.

About The Author

My life isn't a story, it's just the stuff that happens. At 62 years of age, I've been writing for over 42 years seriously. I began with a film-script called Manskin, about a rock star with a publicly known terminal illness. Since then I've written many short stories. I wrote two novels prior to The Pin-Dance: DOGGOD (a mock horror story), and Eggs at Equinox (a tale of sexual dysphoria). I'm unpublished because I'm mostly interested in the process of writing itself, not the effort it takes to endure the submission process; quite demoralizing. I live happily enough off my day-job as a high-end craftsman.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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