Hi all! I made a blog the other week, to start getting myself out there, but I don't feel like it's worth linking to anyone until I've got something worthwhile on there to read. So I've recently been playing around with a world I created a long time ago, with a view to writing a short story to test the waters with, as it's the most fleshed out one I have. I'm hoping for a little feedback about what would make the most interesting thread to follow as I'm seriously torn.
In the timeline of this world, the mainland is invaded and eventually colonised by an army from a distant island who are leagues ahead of the world in terms of technology (think Greeks that actually did something with the steam engines created by Hero of Alexandria), but they first 'soften up' the defending armies with a preliminary, psychological warfare, invasion of a non-human slave army that terrorizes the locals.
So, there's two options I'm looking at here. A tale of desperate survival as strangers are forced together in exceptional circumstances. Trying to make sense of and survive the sudden appearance of a formally unknown, unseen enemy that hunts and fights from the shadows. Or a more traditional wartime story, where a band of heroes assemble to try to thwart the machinations of the subsequent invasion by an army that almost literally 'steamrollers' across the continent.
Which idea appeals, or are neither particularly interesting? Any thoughts and suggestions are, of course, more than welcome.
PS, apologies if this is tagged in the wrong category.