Sam has these bright blue eyes that you'd swear never stopped sparkling. His dark curly hair, endless energy, and love of food makes a Hobbit costume strangely believable. Not that he's fat. He just likes to eat :) Also I don't think his feet are hairy. When he juggles a lot he could be Popeye - forearms grow larger with the exertion. Though juggling is not generally a useful skill for rescuing damsels in distress, his introducing me to it gave me a good extracurricular focus during school. Maybe not a full-on rescue, but certainly a flotation device. He taught me how to cook stir-fry and enchiladas. I fed the roommates chocolate chip cookies. It was a good arrangement. This week Sam is getting married to a lovely, fiery lawyer. She certainly doesn't need any rescuing. They compliment one another beautifully and I am so excited to get to go see them wed. Cheers and love to you, my friend!

(Ok this one isn't fiction. But I am feeling nostalgic, so there you go :) )

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!