These stories started life as part of the Femmes du Monde
collection however the women featured in this 'quartet' had more to say. Basically, I lacked the talent to shut them up. Every time I tried to end the tale, they were on my case demanding the final word. Their passion rendered me powerless. I had to keep writing until everything needing to be said, was said. This was especially so in the case of Writer's Block
. Seriously. Have you ever tried to tell a writer to zip it?
And then there was George - For Poorer, For Richer - he needed to get out of that place. It wasn't right. And what about Aly? Fifty years old and still swooning over a seventies pop idol? It had to be sorted. As for Richard's wife, in Don't Panic? The burgers and upsized fries simply had to go. You see my dilemma. Thank you for your understanding, although being a fellow Femmes du Monde I know you'll understand it is simply a case of
C'est la Vie.