When I woke up…

… it was from a conversation with a character who is yet to make an appearance in any story. An audition, if you like. A character interview. She had quite a bit to say, quite a bit of backstory, quite a bit of baggage, and she sent me to Google for an… interesting… search – you know, the kind that gets potentially flagged by someone keeping an eye on these things and then they roll their eyes and go, “oh. WRITER.”

This in itself is not perhaps unusual – except that this was the first time that a character has “spoken” to me like this in over a year.

And I had a feeling that somewhere in the back of the interview room Deck was sitting quietly, nodding and smiling.

It may not go anywhere. It might. But it’s nice knowing he’s still out there helping me.