There's nothing quite so evil as when a character takes a clear step toward villainy and decides to Kick the Dog.
Sometimes, though, the kick falls flat—not because it wasn't evil, mind you. It's just that at this moment, the dog isn't a sweet, innocent puppy.
It happens to be a devious son of a bitch that's trying to sink its teeth into someone's leg.
This is one effective way to set up a believable Start of Darkness while keeping the character more sympathetic than he would appear if his victim was an innocent, despite the fact that it was mere coincidence that he wasn't.
Divorce can be an ugly, painful experience that leaves all involved angry, confused, and embarrassed.
The separation before the actual divorce can often be even more embittered.
The period between the separation and actual divorce can seem nebulous and interminable.
Wore dirty buck Chuka boots, etc very young and hip. It is lovely to see so many comments on this board.
I would like to encourage you all to consider joining the RAFA, if you are local to Bedford we have a popular branch and a busy club house and are very welcoming to new members.