Opie dances. Skirt swirls green around rhythmic ankles, making their own beat there.. where our paths cross. Hands and eyelids flutter, flirting with someone only she can see. Her brown skin shines with the inescapable joy of one who knows she is beautiful. She loves and is loved; by the earth, the wind and her invisible dance partner.. Swaying there on the corner, making love and sharing it with all who pass.

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!