So, I've been toying with writing a prison story. It's been bugging in the back of my brain, but I've not been certain it's something I can or should write. I know the characters, they've got names. Their personalities are forming in my head and they're starting to talk a little. I have a half-ass plot (and all my plots start out pretty half-ass, I'm a seat of my pants type writer) with shot-callers and go-to guys and someone getting shanked in the yard.
However, we're talking a pretty "out there" environment for most of us. I've seen the inside of holding many times (no...used to work for the prosecution), but I've never been to a prison. I don't know what it feels like, smells like, sounds like. There's only so much Nat Geo's documentaries can help. So, I'd shoved this to the back burner.
Looks like the story wants to be written. I just got notice that I have to go about 3hrs north at the end of next month to take a deposition of a witness on one of my cases. While I'm not a big believer in fate...sometimes it's more than coincidence.