Make new friends, but keep the old …

Dear New Character Whose Name I Can Neither Pronounce nor Remember and So Will Have to Change Eventually,

Wait, wait — that one stray comment you’re about to make? There’s a whole world of backstory behind it. I don’t have time for a whole world of backstory.

No, no, that one isn’t any better. That one is a secret I’m saving for another story.

Don’t laugh. This is only the first draft. There’s still time enough to turn you into a tree.

If you don’t believe me, there’s this bird I’d like you to meet.

Not messing around,


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