In the run-up to NaNoWriMo I’m exploring the world and characters I’ll be writing about. This time it’s my protagonist.
Fiarra is the daughter of convicts; her father returned “back home” across the sea after completing his sentence – right before it was decided that the island was too profitable to risk harming those profits by bringing convicts back. She was brought up on the island in an odd social position – neither convict nor quite free, she had more rights than her mother but fewer than the servants and soldiers who had come to the island to work for the governor. Her mother died in the plague, and with the cemetery full she buried her just inside the wall encircling the island’s main settlement.