I have a character who’s been running around in my head for a quite a while and I know that she has a story to tell. This is part of her story.
Peachy Winslow has a story to tell. She is from Cumbersome, Iowa. Do you know what cumbersome means? It means, “slow or complicated and therefore inefficient”. Peachy knows because she looked it up on one of her many trips to the library. Normally, on her way through the small, dusty, 2-room building she doesn’t stop at the giant dictionary by the door. She keeps going straight over to the biography section to pull out the well worn copy of “Annie Oakley”. There is only one book about Annie Oakley in the whole library. I guess the town council of Cumbersome, Iowa, feels that it would be just too, well… cumbersome to burden their readers with too many books about the same topic.