Originally my story was to have a scottish slant to it, have the characters speak in scots, an idea was also to have it in rhyme. I jotted this opening verse in my sketchbook then thought it be too much.
There wis this wee lassie cawed Morag McColl
She wis picked oan & bullied aw day at the schil
Fir haeing some freckles & bricht reid herr
Her claes wir deid borin' & nae very cool
The idea of the story was to be of a wee, shy & timid girl getting bullied at school for having ginger hair & freckles. She was to run away from her tormentors & hide away in a cave. Alone & terrified she didn't know what to do. Then down came a spider (stolen from the Robert the Bruce story) - parts of the story were to have links to scottish history & culture, like the drinking of Brooiron, the ginger elixir which was to give Morag the powers to confront the bullies. "By the Pooers of BROOIRON!!"