Sunday, January 19, 2014

Meet Abe Region

The Eight Sentences:
“One of the assistant managers had hired me. I guess it must have been about the second day on the job, I was in the men’s room with a mop and other clean up products. I’d finished the urinals, toilets, and sinks and I was about to mop the floor. Someone came in behind me and it was someone I didn’t know. His name tag told me he was the store manager. The first words out of his mouth was, ‘You’re going to be in management one day.’

“I said, ‘How do you know?’

'Nobody wants to clean the restrooms except a member of management -- I sure cleaned my share of them!’ and we laughed together.'"

Behind the scenes:
     Each Friday, my publisher, Venture Galleries, posts one of my blogs. 
     Twice a month, they feature one of my blogs as a part of their "Author's Collection."  Sunday, Jan. 19, I begin a series of blogs about the members of The Presidents Club.
     This week, we begin with the first member mentioned in either of my books, Abe Region.  He made his debut in The Tourist Killer and it was a comment by him, that sparked the idea for The Presidents Club.

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  1. Excellent point! :)

    Abe is such a great character---I'd be hard-pressed to choose my absolute favorite in the Club (they're all terrific), but Abe is in the top three.

  2. Oh what a fun scene! Love the humor in it.

  3. Great story, and the "voice" telling it is so true to the way such things are told.

  4. I could wish he was cleaning some of the restrooms I've had to use!

  5. Nice little vignette, enjoyed that! Terrific snippet as always...

  6. Loved the banter between these two.

  7. Wonderful dialogue and sounds true to life.

  8. I like it, Chip. It reveals a lot about the character, the dialogue is easy and feels natural, and I love the "real" feel of the dialect. Not sure dialect is the correct word. In the real world, people often don't speak proper English. :-)