Nick, thanks for letting me stop by.
We both have a love of short stories. I’m sure your readers are familiar with yours. I’ve only done a few. Shorts are when I let my imagination sky rocket and I write without an outline. I’ve written about dragons, castles, space, video games, and murder.
Not all in the same story, but some plotlines overlap.
I’m not sure how Aunt Alice, Mrs. Perkins, and Emma would do facing a dragon. They drive each other crazy enough without imaginary creatures walking across their front lawns. Mrs. Perkins would have a bird if someone or something messed with her perfect half acre of green.
So it’s fortunate they only have to solve a murder.
The heroes in mysteries can be anyone—young, not so young, even dead. All they need is the drive to stand strong. Stay determined. Strive for justice. And in one case slip into a living body. I feel pretty lucky with my group of heroes.
When you read a story, is it all about the characters that keep you turning the pages or is there something else on your mind? Tell me. I’d love to know. :-)