Two Men Named Charles

KB Inglee

If you are writing a short story, your first two pages are a significant percentage of the whole. There is a lot of introduction to be done right off the bat. I try to get all the significant characters and a feel for the setting on those two pages. In the case of this story, I set a difficult task for myself. I combined a fictional and a real character and ended up with two men named Charles.

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2 thoughts on “Two Men Named Charles

  1. Nupur

    It’s a lovely story, nevertheless. But yes, it’s a tricky problem when a real and fictional character or when two real personages have the same name. I like the way you solved your problem:your reference to ‘the two Charles’ is the perfect way to erase any confusion

    I’ve had to deal with Joseph the composer and Joseph the emperor!

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