You wish you knew how this would turn out. As you hesitate, everything that could go wrong swirls together in your head. You feel dizzy, shaky; the stakes suddenly appear much larger than they were just a moment ago. But then, what if it all goes according to plan?
What is the POV hesitant to do?
What are some things that could go wrong?
What are the stakes?
What will happen if it all goes according to plan?
Wind whistles outside. Damp creeps in. With a silent groan, you brace yourself to face whatever madness awaits. You always knew this day would come, you just hadn’t anticipated it would be quite so…wet.
Where is your character?
What madness awaits?
Why is it so wet?
How does your character feel about what awaits them?
Excitement stirs inside your chest. It’s today! You’ve been looking forward to this for what feels like forever! As you get ready, something gives you pause. It doesn’t feel right, as though something, or someone, is pulling you back.
What is supposed to happen today? Where is the POV? Who, or what, is pulling them back and why? How does your character feel about this sudden change? What happens next?
Your lungs are burning, sweat is dripping down every inch of bare skin. The stench, mingled with other subtle and potent smells makes it harder to breathe in the precious gulps of air. Just a little bit more of this, and that’s it. No more. But a small part of you, deep down, suspects you’ll be right back here again eventually.
What is the POV doing? What do they believe doing this achieves? Do they want to be done with it? Where are they? Are they alone?
A stirring inside of you draws you closer to the noise. Blood begins to pound in your ears as your excitement–and apprehension–grows. As the scene comes into focus, it’s not quite what you expected to find, and the faces you see–had hoped to see–aren’t either.
Are the feelings of the POV good or bad?
What is the source of the noise?
Who are the faces the POV expected to see and who are the ones they find?
What was your POV hoping/expecting to be happening?
The screen in front of you riles so many emotions within you, you’re not exactly sure where to even begin sorting them out. Images of the past flutter up from somewhere you’ve managed to keep tightly locked up until now. And tomorrow weighs heavy on you.
What is the POV looking at? Where are they? What is the past event that happened to the POV? Why are they worried about tomorrow? What do they do next?
There’s a whisper on the breeze, and if your heart wasn’t pounding so hard in your ears you might be able to make it out. You fight to calm your breath and look around at where you are, hoping to find out what else might be here with you.
Is this place familiar to the POV? How and why are they here? What is the whisper on the breeze? Is something else is here with the POV? How does this experience differ from what POV expected?
The field below doesn’t look how you remember. It smells different too. And maybe it’s your imagination, but it sounds different. There’s a stirring inside of you as you sweep your eyes across the scene.
What does the field look like? What does it smell like? Is there a sound? What is the significance of this field to the MC? Is the stirring one of relief, dread, horror, joy?