Friday, August 12, 2016

3 in a bed

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Ashley slept with Rick and I last night.

No, she's not a dog or cat.

No, it was not a ménage-à-trois.

Ashley is the third protagonist in the new novel, Daycare, that I am working on. Even though the temperature was perfect for sleeping and Rick wasn't snoring, sleep evaded me as Ashley made more and more demands on my mind.

She is older than the other three, a widow, a lawyer practicing family law. During her time in our bed, she went from being a blond to a brunette. Her hair grew, but not too long. Her involvement in helping battered women became an issue that she made sure she wanted

Rick shifted in bed as Ashley argued with me about her name. She isn't sure it fits her character, but she didn't come up with any good alternative.

About 6 in the morning, I gave up trying to sleep. Better to get on to the computer.

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