Thursday, July 24, 2008

Larger Than Life

I've been puzzling for some time about how to include a fairy in a "real" setting. Without it being ridiculous, I mean.

I'm tempted to do two things:

Up the fantasy quotient considerably (as one Larry Harkrider advised some time ago)

Cut the fairy out altogether (as a certain Dave Wardale advised, also some time back)

I think my characters want to expand into the surreal anyway. So it's about time I gave Mr Bliss the white Top Hat and outrageous French/Carib accent he deserves. Who needs a fairy?