The Last Word
The original impetus for this project was to combine the different forms of storytelling that interest me most.
- Short story writing, in the form of the written word, in particular the language of dialogue.
- Music, in the form of compositional score and theme.
- Voice-acting, which again lends itself to the language of dialogue.
I had always been a big fan of the world-renowned journalist and atheist orator Christopher Hitchens, who was famous for his deadly quips and recognisable voice. The tragic thing about this man is that he became terminally ill with throat cancer and died long before his time.
As my character is based on an intellectual it seemed to follow suit that I would situate his origins in a university not unlike Oxford or Cambridge which is where we first meet him. This is the man in his prime. And when we next meet him, he is at his lowest ebb stripped of his deadliest weapon, his voice.
Denouncing religion has been his life’s work but now faced with his own impending mortality and a seemingly paranormal experience will he be tempted by fate?