Putting my husband in my stories
Rob is in the other room writing a synopsis of Shades of Milk and Honey. I hate writing them but gotta have one and he is excellent.
He just called out, “Hey! There’s light careening in your novel.”
I wandered in to kiss him on top of his head. “That’s there for you.”
See, when we were first dating, Rob turned to me once and in a fit of amorous passion said, “I love the way light careens across your face.”
He attempted to fix it by saying, “Well, your face is very architectural.”
Oh, my poor, sweet boy. So well intentioned… But I knew what he really meant was that he thought I was beautiful, and that’s all a girl really needs to know sometimes. In everything I write, there’s a moment where I reference Rob. Sometimes it is the way a character looks at the man she loves, sometimes it is a character’s actions.
And sometimes light careens.