Tuesday Tales: Hidden Facts with Andyrsn

We're back to the third Tuesday! This is the day I've set aside for Q&A with my characters, short stories, and the like. Two months back, Ghuli* answered a question from these Character Development Questions: What facts about your characters do they prefer to keep hidden? The majority of my supporting cast are soldiers called Watchmen, so I'm sure this is something they all can answer, albeit reluctantly.

I'm actually going to let Andyrsn answer this one next, because he has a hidden fact that I came up with late in the revision stage, and it doesn't come up in the story at all. I'm sure it's something people will ask about, though.


So, I actually don't remember my mom. She left us when I was two, and by the time I was old enough to ask why, my dad had gone off to duty. I did write him once to ask. I didn't really feel like I was missing out on anything--by the time I turned 7, a lot of kids had lost parents to the Contagion, so growing up with less than two became the norm. I was really curious, though. Dad said she just had other ideas of what life should be, so she went to figure it out and never came back. Vague as hell, but I don't think he wanted me to think it was because of me. I don't, but I do wonder what she's doing now and if she's found what she was looking for. It's like, is she still out there searching, or is she not coming back because she's found it, whatever it is? But yeah, that's something I don't talk about with anyone.


Didn't mean to make it a sad post, but there you have it! See you next week.

*This post occurred before I changed Ghuli's name to Jonnie*


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

How sad. Both that she left and that she probably didn't find what she was looking for.

Heather R. Holden said...

Ooh, great answer. I really appreciate how you don't have him feeling like he's missing out on anything. (I grew up with just one parent, which has always felt normal to me. Characters often feel the opposite in the books I read, though. Andyrsn's take on it is so refreshing.) Shame he'll never know exactly what happened to his mom, though...