We wrap up our Issue 13 blog series about ‘absent characters’ with some thoughts from Laura Borrowdale on writing the unseen characters in her story 'The Wasps'. Laura is a teacher and writer based in Christchurch New Zealand.
The week after I cheated on you, I put my hand into a wasps’ nest. Neither of those things were intentional. And their timing was co-incidental, although I could blame them both on that summer. On the evening the wasp stung me, I hadn’t even greeted you yet.