In the next couple of weeks, I will be adding some flash fiction that focuses on Perri Stone. When I wrote that first novel, “Inside Out” almost 10 years ago, it had nothing at all to do with any relationship I was in. I wanted to write a story featuring a woman working in a prison. The bonus for me is that she is a lesbian. I used the prison setting since I had worked in them for so many years and hadn’t seen any stories from that point of view. I really enjoyed writing “Quiet Riot” and actually felt like I couldn’t get it on paper fast enough.
I have read reviews from people who thought because I didn’t use Cassidy too much in “Quiet Riot” that I somehow left her on the way side. But she left the relationship. And she comes back in “After Shock”. And she wasn’t needed fully in the time frame that “Quiet Riot” took place in. That was a fast week.
But the flash fiction stories I want to put up here in the next couple of weeks will actually delve into the back story about Perri, Cassidy, and even Kim, who was a girlfriend of Perri’s while Kim was in college.
Perri Stone was the first character that I wrote that chose not to be anybody’s victim. She doesn’t apologize for who she is and where she sees herself in the world. So, I’m not finished with her yet, or rather she’s not finished telling me her story to share with you.