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Fiction Friday: Blast from the Past

By Leslie Lindsay Welcome back for another “Fiction Friday!”  Here is an “out-take” from my novel-in-progress.  It just doesn’t add to the story, so I chose to remove it.  But I still kind of liked it.  Perhaps it will make it’s way into something else in the future?  I find that I often go off on tangents like this to develop my characters, their backstory, and motivation.  It’s a way for me to “pre-write,” if you will, you know–get the juices flowing before I can tackle my real characters and their real problems.  For now, I am saving all of my out-takes in a document on my computer.  Perhaps they will become inspiration for another project. What do you do with the snippets that no longer work?  Okay, here goes: “There was Ellen, and Conor. They were separated at college.  She was from a working-class Irish-American family who couldn’t afford to send her away to a nice college.  Instead, she went to a small in-state institution not really well-respected, but it was better than nothing.  Conor …