…….of sorts for her story. I’ve been thinking of it as a short piece, maybe 30k to 40k words, but as any writer will tell you, the length is usually determined by the characters and plot.
This particular story and character came into being while I was at work at the hardware store – a rather unpleasant customer had me wishing I could lay a curse on him or turn him into an unpleasant critter. Which, karmically speaking, would be a bad move on my part. I mean, who wants the energetic kick-back on that kind of act?
But I did get a story out of it, so that’s where my energy is going. And that’s a positive way to deal with negative situations, people or feelings – turn them into art, whether it’s a poem or a painting or something in between.
This story has a light sense of humor attached to it, which is very good. Some of the stuff I write feels like it comes out of a dark place, whether I intend it to or not. From character to story, that darkness has helped build a lot of fictional worlds for me, and I’m grateful for those tales I created. I don’t expect to stop writing them.
In any case, I’m wildly curious about this new story and the lightness and humor that feels attached to it. I can’t wait to find out more about this character, the world she inhabits and the the town she lives in. It feels like a completely different type of story than what I’ve written before, much like my Saucy Speakeasy.
And with the cursing of a customer, I’m about to find out what happens next.