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Occupancy – #AtoZChallenge


In the head of an author, multiple inhabitancy is par for the course.

Strangely enough, I didn’t have imaginary friends when I was a kid. I just made up stories in my head. Occasionally I wrote them down, but mostly I told them to myself over and over again, perfecting them–editing them, I suppose you could say–until I was ready to move on to the next story.

The characters of my tales inevitably took up residence in my head. Even now, when I go for a walk I’ll often see the world through the eyes of my characters. Sometimes another of my characters will walk beside me. I wonder if someone with extrasensory vision could see my characters with me, like an aura or a ghost.

This photo was not manipulated in any way – this is exactly how my camera captured the scene

P.S. I’m so sorry I haven’t been around to respond to comments for the last few days. I’ll do my best to catch up tomorrow. Hope everyone is well. 🙂

O look! You can buy my A to Z Challenge-inspired novelette, “All Good Stories”! It’s a romantic comedy about two best friends who belong together – Xavier knows it, but Jupiter has her eye on another guy: a shady character named Bob.

“A delightful read!!” ~ Cheryl Lynn Roberts, 4 stars, Amazon Canada review

“A short funny tale of two friends” ~ Ritu, 4 stars, Amazon UK review

“Quirky and charming.” ~ Bobby Underwood, #11 top reviewers on Goodreads – 5 stars

Click the picture to find it on Kindle, or get it on Kobo here:

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

14 thoughts on “Occupancy – #AtoZChallenge

  1. I would love to know what it is like to have characters in my head! I have all sorts going on in mine, but no characters!


  2. This is great. I was told by my mom that I had an imaginary friend when I was little little, but I don’t remember. For as long as I CAN remember, though, I’ve talked to myself, as if in a conversation with someone in my head. Much like what you said, I always felt as if they were with me. I still do that. When I talk to myself, I’m not talking to myself, I’m talking to someone my brain put there lol. I’m glad to have found someone else like that!


  3. I had an imaginary friend when I was very little… I don’t remember his name My mom told my kids about it recently. I did make up stories though, like you… characters in my head. Some of those names ended up being used in my children’s names.


  4. Those sound like the folks I let out to play with your #SoCS challenge. Maybe you should give them the pen/keyboard.


  5. I never had imaginary friends either – but I was always someone different in my head


  6. I think it’s great when we have those extra opinions in our minds!!!


  7. So happy for your book, I one day hope to do the same. We’ve got a new short at our blog Gastradamus called, “A few good Fries”, and feedback from an author like you would be great. Hope to see you there


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