Okay, so you know those times when you open your mouth and later you sort of regret it? This is one of those times...
I have a friend who writes. I have known she writes for a long time but had never had the privileged of reading anything of hers. This weekend that changed. She sent me a message on Friday letting me know she had set up a blog account and would be posting pieces there. Okay, this was such good news! And being the supportive friend that I am, and also needing a little push to get some of my fiction out there, I told her we could write together, oh wouldn't that be fun! We could pick different topics and stretch our creative chops. Sounds like a great idea right?
Well it turns out that she is freaking brilliant! Don't believe me? Here is her first blog piece. Take a minute, let it soak in. How great was that? So now I am faced with the choice...do I laugh and tell her I was just kidding or take a deep breath and post something of my own?
Well I did a little of both. I sent her a message basically letting her know that I was so not in her league...and then dusted off an old piece that I have had kicking around in my head and on my computer for a few years.
Now you all get to meet Frank. His story has been sitting half formed in my head and then on the computer for ages. I think he fits in with another group of short vignettes I have written but I am not sure how. And I'm not sure what else to do with him. When you read the piece (which is much longer than most blogs I post) you will notice it just sort of ends. I have more to write with him, but I am not sure which direction to take him yet. Will he follow a path of self discovery and become a decent human being? Will he become even more unlikable and unaware? What happens next? These are things you would think I would know since I made him up. But I don't yet. So what you get is the introduction of Frank.