Talking about Real-Life Characters…

As a writer I’m always on the look out for interesting quirks that will make a character come alive on the page. Not so long ago, I met such a quirky character.

It was at a birthday party and she was serving the chocolate cake.

Now you know as well as I do that when there’s a choice between chocolate and white cake, the chocolate always disappears more quickly.

Well, not at this birthday party!

This sweet, cheery, smiling woman didn’t seem to realize that running her finger along the knife to clear off excess icing and then licking her finger and then using that licked finger to do it again and again was…uh, unappetizing. Oh, who am I kidding?

It was really gross. But too funny!

At one point the woman carried a piece of cake to a chair-bound guest and you never saw so many others swoop in to try to dish up their own piece of cake before she returned!

Your Turn: Any quirky characters in your life?