Sometimes, as a writer, you have to edit your work. Or, as Stephen King says, murder your babies.
This is one of those times for me.
But I love my baby, so I will use Wattpad to keep it alive.
Bernardo is a minor character in my novel Lucid Nightmares. But he has a great story to tell. In revisions and edits, his voice is being shrunk from almost four thousand words to less than 500.
Here, I am allowing him to tell his full story, along with bookends from the text of the novel to give him his proper context.
If you ever read my novel, and I hope you do, I hope you’ll keep Bernardo’s Story in mind as does his quick cameo in the finalized version…