Just to let you know I’ve posted a new piece. This one’s called ‘Cupid’s Brother’. It was for this month’s writers’ group and the theme was Love Struck. So my inspiration for this was a different take on Cupid. What would it be like to be someone close to him?
I came up with the idea of using a family member in order so that the two characters could share a common bond. This meant that the experience of loss was personal to both and not just the narrator.
Originally, I had not intended for there to be a happy ending. On coming back to the story after a week, I realised what I had written wasn’t working so I tried again. I am far happier with this second attempt. Especially as the brother doesn’t twig what is going on until it has already happened!