I should be in bed. It's eeeeearly Sunday morning but after my little diatribe Friday, I thought I should follow it up with this:
The day after I wrote that (a Saturday, if I recall), I was suddenly flooded with dialogue. I had no idea where it came from. I was finishing lunch and suddenly a scenario started playing out in my head. Quickly polishing off my slice of apple pie, I whipped out my iTouch and began tapping away. The conversation just flowed from my fingertips. I never knew these characters before today, but suddenly I knew their whole story. This is what became of that. It feels like the first chapter in these two characters' stories. I'm not entirely sure where it's going, but I like it.
I'll be posting their subsequent stories over at Happy Valley, if you'd like to see them. Take your time getting over there, though. I don't know when the next one's going up (have to write it first).