When I was young, I had two wishes. I wanted to be able to fly and to become invisible when I wanted to. I remember dreams of flying over field in Hawaii where I grew up, soaring above the ocean, dipping and diving. This gave me a sense of complete freedom. Even as an adult I still have dreams periodically of flying.
Then to be invisible. I was a shy child, and the idea of being able to turn myself invisible and to sneak up on people and listen to conversations appealed to me. This desire has played out in my novel, The V V Agency, where one of the characteristics of my transvictus shape-shifter is invisibility. I guess that idea percolated in my writer’s brain for over sixty years before appearing in a story.
What were your fantasies as a child?
How have these changed now that you’re an adult?