Have you ever noticed that all your favorite actors from sci-fi series seem to get recycled on other sci-fi shows? I'm watching Stargate Atlantis and love the potpourri of sci-fi alumni that are on that show. There's Mitch Peleggi aka A.D. Skinner from X-Files, and from Star Trek Enterprise, Chip (was that his name on the show? doesn't sound right, but you know who I mean.) Then there's the holographic doctor from Voyager, who is a fully realized human on this show. Former Farscape castmates Ben Bowder and Claudia Black have become part of the regular cast on Stargate SG-1. I love this! It's so great to see actors I've enjoyed in series that have been cancelled becoming part of shows I currently watch. I feel as if my universe has reached equilibrium when that happens, even though the characters they now play may be very different from the one's I grew to love them as...
...which brings me to a point... have you ever recycled your characters? I had a strange experience the other day...and for me, that's saying quite a lot. Anyhoo, I had just gotten into the shower when a very minor character in one of my novels (By A Silken Thread, TBA from Triskelion) climbed in there with me and stole the soap. I kept waiting for him to offer to wash my back, but he wouldn't until I heard him out. It seems he is eager to tell his story, and what a story it is. I would have called him rude had he not kept me spellbound with the fantastic tale he spun. Though a sexy bastard, I had to wonder at his timing since it's no small secret I am in a mad dash to complete my current WIP before RWA nationals. And yet, he wouldn't leave me alone until I agreed to write at least the rough idea down and promise him I would consider it on the list of books I'm working on...(Currently numbering 15 in all. He obviously is not only rude, but merciless as well.)
So, now I am totally captivated by the possibilities in this story of his, and yes, it's rife with paranormal beings...dark angels to be precise.
Have you ever had a minor character approach you to tell their story, or am I alone in my madness?