I don’t like dark. Or storms. Or night. Our house is rarely ever completely dark. It has TV light ALL the time and a hundred night lights that switch on automatically as soon as night tries to sneak in.
Day is my favorite time. I’m all about sunshine and sparkle and bright and light.
Mom’s favorite time is morning. She is always up and att’em early. That’s her best time to write and her best time to do most everything – clean, swim, get ideas, take me for a walk, meditate, and cook.
Her stories usually take place during the daytime. That is part of what is called setting. It sounds like sitting,
but apparently it’s not. When Mom said she was working on setting, I said, “…so am I!”
Anyway, dark is scary and Mom doesn’t usually write scary things. But she has a challenging plan for herself. The next story she writes will take place at night or in a dark place.
Mom doesn’t have her next story idea, yet, but she will check her lists and choose an idea or two that she can mix together and take to the night. I typically like helping Mom work,
but if there’s anything dark involved…
She’s on her own.