After some floundering I am having a visit with a fictional character from If I Should Die named Greg Wertz
It is Fiction Friday already and I have nothing.
I’m sitting here with a blank page open. What should I do?
I think I’ll ask one of my characters from If I Should Die what’s been happening. So many of the characters in the story scattered or died. Who should I tap?
How about Greg Wertz? You expected me to touch base with Peyton Farley didn’t you?
Greg is a police officer who partnered up with Mike Span. The two of them were under the radar looking for Peyton.
A Visit with Greg Wertz
I imagine you are wondering why I pulled you out of fictional limbo and brought you here, today.
I’m glad for a chance to stretch my legs. Here, let me move some of these newspapers so you can sit down. Can I get you a beer?
I’m okay, isn’t it a little early for a beer?
I haven’t a clue, you brought me back but didn’t exactly set up the scene. So, it’s morning at my house. How long have I been gone?
You are making it sound like you’ve been trapped in a Star Trek transporter loop. You’ve been gone but not that far.
Well, after the attempted rescue, there was a big internal investigation and I’ve been riding a desk for what feels like a year. Before that I was suspended for awhile. I’m just glad I still have a job.
Have you seen much of Peyton, is she still in town?
We get together once in a while.. Not that kind of together. The three of us, Peyton, Mike and I go out to the bars once in a while. We even took a trip down to the Park last summer.
Do you think you’ll come back to a second book?
That is really up to you. I hope I can come back. If you’ll let me, I might even have some ideas for future plotlines.
Me… One last question. If I bring you back, would you consider letting Mike teach you to use a skateboard?
Will you set us up with good health insurance?
If I Should Die is available at your favorite e-bookstores and you can find it at Eternal Press. Buy a copy and see why Greg ended up riding that desk for so long.