If this is not prudent or not proper etiquette, knowledge is power. Any assistance would be appreciated.
My novel is based around an old folklore I have yet to write. And honestly, I can’t. I’m an auditory learner and no one wants to sit down with me and hash out this ole tale o’ three brothers. So I’m reaching out as an open forum. I’m having a hard time articulating in a way that sounds “passed down from generation to generation”. Chime in if you even have a little insight, even if it’s “You should probably try a different venue.” Thanks…
The story is about four brothers. The big brother acts as a guardian and protector of the little “special” brother by resolving conflicts caused by the other siblings. The other two are twins. One is the mastermind and is super mean to the youngest and the other just goes along with everything the other says and does. I guess the twins try to sell the youngest brother to a side show or what have you. I have yet to figure out the main conflict aside from the twins are bad.
Main points of said fairytale:
1. The little brother is special. Has special powers or looks different, however it is not known what the power is. Simply, no one knows how he is special. We can only speculate.
2. Have not put any thought into parents. Maybe they are orphaned and the big brother cares for all of them.
3. The twins need to maybe try to sell the little brother off to a side show or something.
4. All of their lives end up in danger as a result of the twins plan. With the help of the big brother, the little brother saves all of them (even the mean twins).
There isn’t so much a moral to the story, but a prophesy of something to come. Each person in the world is one of the brothers. You have “the gift”, you protect the ones with the gift, you are evil and crave power, or you go along with whatever.
It is a bed time story told to children in order to share the prophesy of what’s to come. No one knows when or if it will ever come to pass. It’s just a tradition, in case it does.
Super strange, I know, but it’s exciting.