What are the chances?  Writing about the emergence of longshoremens’ union and the corruption that went along with this.  I name a thug after a grammar school chum.  Do more research and what do I find?  The mob boss is named the exact name of my thug and had the same job as my character in the same town as my story.

Who would have thunk it?  The more I write, the more I find that something out there–haven’t a clue what it is–directs my thoughts, directs my story.


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