The Floral Underworld Outline
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THE FLORAL UNDERWORLD OUTLINE
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SCENEDESCRIPTIONTIME / DATEPLACECHAPTERWORD COUNTCUMULATIVE
WORD COUNT
AVERAGE SCENE LENGTH:1,118
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2. STASISThe character or their world is in a state of stagnation.Autumn 1875London5,6785,678TOTAL NUMBER OF SCENES:25
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1Prunella is trying to cut Mr. Larkin's advances short. She needs a reference, but the lecturer she was hoping to approach is replaced by Mr. Little.Day 1 - eveningLondon Pteridological Society - AuditoriumThe First and Last Emotions of Love1,5001,500
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2Desperate, Prunella decides to ask Mr. Little instead, but overhears him talking to Mr. Larkin. Little disappears, Prunella snubs Larkin and steals a matchbox from his pocket.Day 1 - eveningLondon Pteridological Society - BackstageThe First and Last Emotions of Love1,7343,234
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3Prunella goes home, opens the matchbox and finds an exquisite clockwork flower inside.Day 1 - eveningPrunella's room - WhitechapelA Wormgear i' the Bud1,6414,875
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4Prunella goes to work & talks to her colleagues.Day 2 - morningMunroe & Boyle - Oxford StreetDanger Blooms8035,678
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4. TRIGGERSomething happens, or the character does something to set the story in motion.2,2717,949
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1Mr. Larkin visits her at work and asks for the clockwork flower.Day 2 - late morningMunroe & Boyle - Oxford StreetDanger Blooms1,0826,760
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2The shop is infested with flies. The poppy blooms. Prunella leaves work early to go to the LPS to give Larkin back the flower.Day 2 - afternoonMunroe & Boyle - Oxford StreetDanger Blooms1,1897,949
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5. QUESTThe character or one of their allies has a plan. For better or worse, they decide to follow it.17,71125,660
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1Prunella arrives at LPS. It's Mr.Little again. Everyone falls asleep but her. She's taken prisoner by a band of smugglers (including Larkin). She escapes and hides in a crate.Day 2 - eveningLondon Pteridological Society - Auditorium & Underground CavesThe Somnifugous Smugglers3,77310,281
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2The smugglers take the crates somewhere.Day 2 - nightUnderground tunnelsThe Somnifugous Smugglers67713,325
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3Larkin rescues her from the crate. Draws smugglers away while she waits in the tunnels.Day 2 - nightNursery - Cheapside & Underground tunnelsEscape Roots2,32514,053
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4Prunella finds her way into a secret laboratory and then up to street level.Day 2 - eveningLaboratory, Underground, Queen StreetThe Infernal Engine2,33214,824
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5Prunella goes back home but the smugglers are waiting for her. Larkin helps her escape.Day 2 - nightPru's lodgings - WhitechapelHome Sweet Home3,04415,829
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6Larkin takes her to a brothel to stay the night.Day 2 - nightFiggsley's - Floral StreetThe Sisters of Floral Street72816,600
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7Prunella is woken by a client who mistakes her for a prostitute. She understands where she is.Day 3 - early morningFiggsley's - Floral StreetThe Sisters of Floral Street77117,605
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8Prunella talks to Pansy & Mr. Figgsley.Day 3 - morningFiggsley's - Floral StreetThe Sisters of Floral Street1,00518,610
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9Prunella goes to her workplace & gets fired.Day 3 - afternoonMunroe & Boyle - Oxford StreetThe Sisters of Floral Street85319,463
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10They hatch a plan to rescue the plants Pru threw into the river.Day 3 - afternoonFiggsley's - Floral StreetThe Best View in London2,20321,666
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3. SHIFTThe character undergoes the essential change that begins to transform them into their end state.3,16028,820
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1Pru and Pansy talk. Pru realises she wants more than to be a shop girl. She has an idea to save the plants.Day 3 - eveningFiggsley's - Floral StreetThe Best View in London1,27622,942
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2Pru and Larkin search for the sub. The Captain's boy helps them.Day 3 - nightUpriver from LPSThe Opium Dream1,11824,060
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3Prunella sneaks into opium den to steal Captain's key to the sub.Day 3 - nightOpium DenThe Opium Dream76624,826
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7. BOLTThe plan falls victim to a surprise attack, a set-back, or a diversion.2,03030,850
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1They steal the sub, get the plants back but then are caught by the smugglers.Day 4 - early morningThe ThamesThe Iron Victoria2,03026,856
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8. DEFEATThe jaws of defeat. All hope is lost. Allies fall and the quest now seems impossible.85931,709
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1Pru confronts the Lord, but he condemns them to the pit.Day 4 - late afternoonUnderground LaboratoriesThe Pit85927,715
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6. POWERThe character finds the power within themselves to change and complete the quest.2,19733,906
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1She manages to save herself and Larkin. They go back to get the plants.Day 4 - late afternoonNursery - CheapsideThe Pit2,19729,912
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1. RESOLUTIONThe character has reached their new state, which is the opposite of their Stasis state.2,36236,268
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1Pru takes Mr. Larkin back to Floral Street.Day 4 - late afternoonFiggsley's - Floral StreetThe End of Mr. Larkin62930,541
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2Larkin asks Pru to deliver a message to a house on Dendron Road.Day 4 - late afternoonDendron Road No. 9The End of Mr. Larkin69331,234
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3Mr. Larkin returns to Dendron Road.Day 4 - nightDendron Road No. 9The End of Mr. Larkin1,04032,274
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