Q: If someone wanted to make an animated series out of your work, based on the title or recurring themes, what would it look like?
A: There are a few times in the story when the present isn’t holding Stig’s attention very well and we find him spacing out. Is he considering a leap to another branch? Maybe he’s moved on to another timeline and is letting the one we see coast on autopilot.
An animated series could show these other timelines in the background, constantly impinging on his attention, threatening to carry him away, competing with each other to be his next destination and coloring his decisions and mood with knowledge of alternate histories and futures that the people around him haven’t experienced. It’d look pretty trippy.
Also, dark. I like my animated series dark.
Douglas Anstruther’s story “Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost” was
published on Friday, 31 August 2018.
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