First off, Blood Red is an awesome set of short stories. I am personally torn between Sacred Cow and Wolf being my favorite. Well that's not entirely true. Mt. Fitzroy is my favorite, but that's not really a "short story" as much as it is a prelude. And that is kind of my reason for posting. So FDO, like your note says, this is a partial sequal and the first chapter of Mt. Fitzroy. And you also say that the rest of the book is still in your head. What I'd like to know if if you think/plan/expect on this snippet remaining the kicking off point for Mt. Fitzroy? The chapter does not dilvulge the whole story line by any means, but it does kickstart at least a few plot points. Are those plot points set in stone and going to be the start of the full novel? Or is there a chance that this first chapter might get reworked?
All Hail the FDO!