An Apology Letter to My Main Characters

So I decided to write a letter to some of the main characters I created because we’ve been through so much together. And it goes a little something like this …

Dear Main Characters:

I know we’ve been through a Loy over the years, but I’ve been feeling the need to tell you how very sorry I am for what I’ve put you through.

I am sorry for the time I left you in that closet with only a plunger handle for protection while zombies ate your co-workers for three weeks.

That was never my intention, but I’d gotten so busy with work and the kids that I forgot I left you in there.

Then, of course, there was that time when I turned your brother into a werewolf that just so happened to eat your best friend. I swear to you that is not how your story was supposed to end. I was just trying to add some layers to my plot.

Ok, so I know what you’re thinking. I know I haven’t apologized for the worst part yet, but I swear I’m sorry for that too! Yes, I wanted to write about a possessed family pet, but the editor was requesting something really sick and twisted, hence the ending. (But we’re not going to talk about the details of that gross-out feat here.)

The long and short of it is that I’m a big enough person to say I’m sorry. I’m not perfect, but neither are you. But that’s ok with me.

Who wants to hang out with perfect people anyway. They’re boring as hell.

I just want you to understand that sometimes when my creative juices get going it’s hard to stop and even more difficult to try and predict where they’re going to go. Regardless of what happened , I want you to know that I love you.

I am, literary, nothing without you and I hope you can find it within your pages to forgive me.


Erin T. McMillon
Author of:
“The Becoming of Us, Vol. I”
“The Becoming of Us, Vol. II”
“What’s Hiding in the Dark?”

P.S. Just an FYI, you’ll probably be getting run over by a truck or eaten by a horse of zombies soon, but I’ll write another letter for that later.

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