"Karl has these shoulders. You know the kind.. The ones that look good in a muscle shirt. He has a strong jaw, and arms, but has just enough of a belly to make him not completely hard. His hands are calloused, extra on the tips from a few too many swipes at wet cement, but there's a way he moves them.. Like he always knows what he's doing. Anyway he always knows with me. He's got a C tattooed to the inside of his bicep - here - that's how I know he's mine. We got ourselves tagged after that week in Tulsa. I'll never forget it. He's mine after that week. And then he left. You don't leave Charlie. I'll find him. He will be mine again.."

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!


  1. Sweet. A bit plaintive, sad.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

  2. Yeah, Charlie is kind-of intimidating though, if you look back at her. :)

  3. I haven't read your other posts (yet!) so I'm probably missing some things, but I think this is a really cool idea for a theme! And now to go back to the beginning...

  4. Tina Downey7:03 PM

    Don't mess with Charlie...I'd say. Karl - she's coming for you. I would, too...

    Tina @
    is Good

    April 2013 A-Z
    Challenge Blog


  5. Hahahaha! Silly Tina.

  6. I hope you enjoyed them :)

  7. This is the first post I've read of yours but I liked how much info you weaved into the paragraph. I felt connected with Charlie and like I knew Carl all from a few sentences. Very cool.


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