A new character

I love creating characters and this one is one of my favourites – he’s for a fairy-tale style story, but he has to be the most vain, useless and inept knight going. There is also in the story a magician, a witch, a fortune teller and of course a hero/heroine.

He sat in a glamorous knightly pose.  He checked his reflection in his sparkling armour and brushed an imaginary fingerprint away.  His “How To…” book was open at his favourite chapter about rescuing princesses.  His white steed was grazing alongside the meandering stream.  Willows dangled prettily.  It was a perfect scene for rescuing a damsel in distress.  His silver armour shone to perfection.  He ran his finger under the collar.  Wearing armour was hot work.  He picked up his shield and checked his reflection.  He looked good, better than the others anyway.  Hair – blonde and recently trimmed by Manuel (his stylist).  Stubble – just showing.  It gave the girls a thrill and it looked like he’d been too busy slaying dragons to shave.  Physique – tough.  He worked on his thrust and parry daily.  Overall – brave because of the sword, gentle because of the poetry reciting and the rose he carried (silk because he’d taken so long to find a damsel in distress that any normal rose would have wilted with boredom).  He surveyed the competition around him – a field full of knights just like him. 

Ta Dah!

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This is the inital artwork for my new story. The boy is called Sam and he loves fishing, but soon the plastic begins to invade his island! Thanks to Nadia_sv for the illustration.

Did You Enjoy…?

I hope that you enjoyed “The Girl from the Sea”. Let me know in the comments section what you thought.

In other news….it’s time for a new adventure! I am in the process of writing a new story about the state of our oceans and of how that there will be more plastic in our seas than fish in 50 years or so. This idea terrifies me so I’m trying to find a way to make the story positive!

I will keep you posted, but in the meantime this article is some of the inspiration behind the story!

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/30/house-tateh-built-sand-filled-recycled-waste-plastic-bottles-western-sahara-