Okay, so it takes place in a universe where the universe itself is a
metaphorical card deck. You know how we have the strings of fate? This
universe has the cards of fate; each person is born with their own card
that determines their fate based on the following: suit and number.
There are 4 kingdoms of suits: Spades, Diamonds, Clubs and Hearts, who
are all enemies. In every kingdom there is a social class hierarchy. At
the bottom are the 2s, the peasants, then 3s and 4s, the workers, 5s and
6s, the skilled craftsmen, 7s and 8s, the merchants 9s and 10s, the
upper class and the royals. Aces are skilled in magic, Jacks manage
finances, Queens work with the citizens, and Kings pass the laws. At the
top of all of this is the “deity” of the realm, the dealer, who
controls the card of fate.
The main character is a girl who is at
the bottom of the system, most likely a 3 or 4, and I haven’t decided
which suit yet. At this point, all of the kingdoms are in complete chaos
because the magical items of the suits, (spade clock, diamond pendant,
club ring and heart scepter) have all disappeared. She gets pulled into a
world of trouble when her younger sister goes missing, only to find the
spade’s magical clock in her place. She goes on a crazy journey to find
the items and return them to the royals before it is a full on game of
war among the suits. Along the way she meets a partner (girl or boy, I
don’t care, but from another suit and a 5 or 6), finds her sister who
has been kidnapped by ???, and meets the dealer him/her/itself. The
dealer actually helps her through-out her journey by giving her complex
riddles that don’t make sense until the end. She, the protagonist, ends
up discovering who and what she really is, which turns out to be not one
of the suits and numbers, but in fact, a joker; one who can be any and
every card, and play any and every role. The story itself is about how
much someone is influenced by fate, the concept of free will, and how it
is not so important what kind of hand you have been dealt with at
birth, but how you play your cards in life that really matters.
Message me if anyone feels like writing it!
I thought of this at 11pm in the shower…wow