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The paragraph below establishes the initial identity for one of the characters who features prominently in the Angelchroniclestories.

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In the photograph above, the girl in the red sweater represents a typical popular young female who attracts the attention of other students. The high school student character was `unobtainable` to my protagonist, TCO. His inability to possess her drives his purpose, as explained in the paragraph below.

"My interest in discovering the properties of Unobtainum arrived simultaneously with my observation of a young woman named Julia. In science class, Julia sat one row ahead of me and two places to the right. She wore a form-fitting beige sweater, a pleated tartan skirt, tan socks with lacy embroidery around the top, and brown saddle shoes. Julia was unobtainable to me, but she seemed to be obtainable to the senior class star quarterback. Therefore, some force must be in existence which prevented me from obtaining access to her. I was determined to find the existence of this force and gain control of its magical properties. Science would prevail! I was hot (literally) on the case. Nothing would prevent me from making this conquest, or discovery, as I personally referred to the process."

It is a condition of human nature to quest after someone who is unobtainable to possess. The inability to achieve satisfaction on our journey is the essence that drives society towards finding answers and achieving goals.

Possessing Julia represented challenges to the lead character in my story series Angelchroniclestories. TCO was driven to obtain Julia. I made Julia unobtainable throughout the Chronicles in order to explain TCO's relationships with other women.

The interesting thing about obtaining the unobtainable is: is it really worth it? The one we wish to possess and cannot obtain is seldom the one we end up having an intimate relationship with.

In all my stories there is someone in the background whose presence interferes with the contentment of the lead character's. This discontent is an irritation that makes the lead characters human.

It is the human imperfections that make the fiction believable.

d.h.w.

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