So I've gone for a Monty origins story - decamped from his high school when his parents died, he's put into a very posh boarding school where his grandmother works.
Except his grandmother has a shady past as a cat burglar, and might not be at the school for entirely scholarly reasons.
Our Monty must face up to being out of his comfort zone, discover the secrets at the school, and perhaps make a few life-long friends in the process.
Ths school is, of course, a grand, rambling affair with numerous corridors and secret passageways, with a library full of secrets and other... stuff going on.
Which I'll think up soon, honest.
The aim is to have a good-sized piece of work by the end of August. I'm aiming for 5,000 words a week which I think comes to about 70,000 words. Ish.
Grand total so far: 641. :-)