So the way I see this years NaNo story plotting out, there will be two distinct but connected stories going on. One story taking place in the here and now involving the finding of an old friends ever present pocket knife, despite that friend disappearing over twenty years ago. And a second story about the three friends youthful adventures before the disappearance. And peppered in between and throughout, there will be the effects of that disappearance on our heroes and on the community, how it was dealt with, and how we got to where we are in the here and now part of the story.
I’m still working on it. Probably will be for the whole month of October. But I’ll get it figured out.