Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Sunday, June 8, 2014


Achieved nothing today except working out expenses for this week of trips...a 2 hour nap...and watching Gone With The Wind for the umpteenth time. Dunno why I did that except Scarlet O'Hara is one strong bitch when it comes to making her way through the world. Not even a bastard like Rhett Butler can keep up with her. Guess I wanted a touchstone for Carli.

Only Carli's more in control than Scarlet, and better able to handle herself when trouble comes. As it always does. I'm thinking of adding a bit where Carli gets grabbed from behind by a fellow soldier and she knocks his teeth out or breaks his nose with her elbow...and it turns out it was an officer. Of course, he says she attacked him without provocation and she  is drummed out or forced to resign or something. I'm not sure about this,'s still in the vague background of the story...but it's leading up to something.

I was going to work this as a horror story with a revenge twist, but now I'm not so sure. That would intimate that Carli's a monster, and she's not; she's an avenging angel...and yet, the justice she meets out is fulfilled in a manner that's close to horror. At least, it is for the people who deserve it. Hmm...maybe she's got some of the devil in her, too.

No wonder Zeke's attracted to her.

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