This is the character study I did for my character “Jessica” in my new WIP, Fire in the Woods. I wrote this just to get a “feel” for her before I got started with the story.
The story ended up going in another direction, but this was the basis/starting point of her character. (As well as the rest of the story)
Jess lay in the grass. The stars of a billion galaxies sparkled in the night sky above. When she was little, and her parents fought, she’d hide in the backyard, and the constellations would keep her company. Since her parent’s divorce five years ago, not even the stars could console her. Instead, they made her feel insignificant, small, and alone.
A shooting star’s tail lit up the night and disappeared from view. She closed her eyes, and wished with all her might. She wished for someone who could understand her, for someone to love her.
She wished for someone to appear, and change her life forever.
…Be careful what you wish for.
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