We hired a new tech at work recently. I wasn’t aware he was coming on board, but I encounter him running the MTS machine (prepacking tablets, an activity I approve of) and he’s kind of cute, if you like them compact and wiry. So I ask a few questions, trying to be friendly, and he tells me a bit about what interests him. He used to race motocross and he flies. With his partner.
That’s cool. His male partner, he makes sure to tell me. Oh really? Did I just have a plot
waltz into the pharmacy? I shall take notes of whatever little tidbits he lets drop. Discreetly. He’s looking a bit wary. It dawns on me he must be seeing
I’d like to think I do okay but I have the MU at home and that’s quite enough. He starts volunteering details about his partner.
This is why you have to make every character a composite if you base on a real human being. Because
turned out to be a
and not even gay.
Dude, you probably won’t recognize yourself in my work, but you are definitely in there.