I’ve been working diligently on FlyBoy. Which is a good thing considering it’s due in April! I haven’t talked about it much because I’ve been knee-deep in Pussycat, but I’m having fun with these characters. The dialogue is cracking me the hell up, which is always a good sign.
It took me a while to get a mental picture of the characters. Poppy Montgomery in my mind looks like a cupcake-baking version of Lil Kim. Fortunately Lisa is more up on black pop culture than I am, and remembered this young lady, Michelle Thomas, from the The Cosby Show. She fits the bill perfectly, though I understand she is now deceased. Michael ‘Cotton’ McAlister, was always Justin Timberlake, so that was an easy pick. Interestingly enough, despite his blonde hunkiness JT has never done it for me. I can appreciate him aesthetically but he doesn’t send me around the bend like say, Simon Baker. I guess it’s because he’s so young, and I’m not feeling the wannabe dynamic either. Might be the same reason I’m not feeling any of the blue-eyed soulsters. I dunno. Anyway, he looks the part, especially the blonde hair which is crucial. I think I’ve got my visuals.
Michael is an Army helicopter pilot/instructor. Poppy is the owner of the only vegetarian bakery in South Alabama. She’s also a card-carrying member of the Rainbow Family and staunchly anti-war. The chemistry between them is too sizzling to resist, though she’s thinking of him as more of a hit it and quit it situation. Him? Not so much. Hilarity and wild monkey sex ensues. At least as much WMS as one can contain in a 20k word novella. I’m thinking 4-5 which would have it at one WMS scene every ten pages or so. These characters are fun to write and I hope y’all enjoy reading them as much as I like writing them.