Started my next story yesterday, a sword & planet short called 'Slavers of Trakor.' The basic idea is a contemporary take on John Carter of Mars. A hero from Earth who ends up on an exotic, dangerous planet with sword fights and monsters, but happening in the here and now. About 1500 words in and having fun. I decided to skip the overdone origin story. (I simply couldn't believe I was on another world!) The hero has been on Trakor for about a decade and things haven't always gone his way. I've come up with a particularly nasty form of alien antagonist for the guy to fight. Should be fun.