'I'm sorry, I don't think we've ever met?'

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Have you ever wondered who sells diaries to Miss Marple? 

Have you ever wanted to hear from the unnamed cleaner who cleared up after Baron Frankenstein's operations? 

Or maybe you'd like to hear from the chap who was the first person to light the cannons for the climax of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture?

You may be wondering why I am shining a spotlight on these unknown figures, and that is a perfectly valid thing to wonder. The reason for this, is that it's my latest Alpha challenge. Which is: 

The outline for your latest challenge is to write up to 300 words from the point of view of a hitherto unknown, or little-known, person connected in some way with a well-known character or event. Napoleon's hairdresser?  The porter at Macbeth's castle?  One of the other pupils at Hogwarts? We must be able to at least deduce the identity of the famous thing, even if you don't actually tell us.

The ACW Christmas anthology gave us some wonderful examples - hearing from the Inn keeper, the midwife or even from the donkey's perspective of Christ's birth.

I don't know who I'll focus on yet. There's so much to choose from. 

I think I'm leaning towards someone from the original 1812 orchestra for some reason. I don't know why. Though I may change my mind before the deadline of 22 Feb. 

I apologise for the shortness of this post. It's a combination of me having a loooooong visit to A&E last week - Superficial thrombophlebitis was my diagnosis - going on holiday next week, and general business. 

I'd love to hear who you'd go for if you were given this challenge. Please do let me know in the comments or on Facebook. 

Until next time.... I hope you all stay safe and well.

 


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