Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Creepy Story Behind "Bon Ami"

"Bon Ami" is a flash fiction piece that was just published by Running Out of Ink Literary Journal.  The main character, Devon, was in another story I wrote called "The Covering Up."  Devon was a secondary character in that one, he was definitely on the creepy side, but my fellow readers/writers wanted to know more about him.  So, I wrote this piece that gives us greater insight into Devon and his love interest, Lucy. 

What's interesting about Lucy is that she never speaks or moves on her own in the story...for good reason.  Devon is a bioarcheology student who has been spending way too much time in the lab.  Lucy is always there too.  He fantasizes about her and falls in love with her.  Unfortunately, Lucy can't return his affection because she has been dead for a few million years.  Lucy is the name of the Australopithecus skeleton found in 1974 in the Awash Valley in Ethiopia. 

My family thought the whole thing was a little creepy; Devon didn't seem to have a problem with it though.  By the way, I wrote this on Halloween night, maybe that has something to do with it.  I hope that you enjoy reading it.


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