No princes; no knights; just heroines

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “My Hero.”

My hero isn’t exactly corporeal.  For starters, my hero is a lot — they’re the fictional characters in my favorite books. They’re figures who emerged to save me from my rotting, boring mortal life (hehe).

There’s Kate Collison of The Demon Lover, an aspiring artist in an era where woman-artists are unheard of.  Alexandra in A Light-hearted Look at Murder is that awkward adult; she’s no different from me, our struggles are very much the same. And how about Alma Whittaker, ever curious, ever insatiable!

And then let’s not forget: Lisbeth Salander, blessed with so many titles (pun intended) — The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.

So many heroines!  They inspire, they do, they think in the noisy, cranky world.

Yes, they are my heroines!



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