Oh I do love it this time of year! Everything holdin' on to the last bit o' summer. The shadows reach fingers to one another, just askin' to stick around. Flowers by the barn window dried out already - it's been awful dry. But I don't mind. They last longer this way. I went in to see Bess and she looked at me all mournful, battin' them big eyes like she's seen the world. But Bess don't know.. All's she knows is where to find the sweet grass in the pasture out back. She don' see how sweet those flowers are, or the way the sun keeps shinin' with no mind to the time o' year. I'll shine right back up at the sun if it means this summer won' end. I don' want this summer to ever end!

This month I am participating in the April A-Z Challenge! My theme for the month is ‘character development.’ Some days will be exercises from John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction, others will be profiles of characters from my book Armageddon: Pick Your Plot, and some will just be random characters I make up. I hope you enjoy!