That’s what my friend Staci said when I mentioned I walked into the grocery store and saw a young woman who looks exactly how I pictured Carlie McEwan (White Witch, Monster Fighter, and Maker of Waffles).
“You found a unicorn,” Staci said.
“I did?” I asked.
“Yes. It’s a one-in-a-million thing. Get it?” Staci responded.
“Oh, Ok,”I confirmed.
There was an awkward pause in our chat.
“Well, I better go do. . .something else. Don’t scare the girl. Make sure she knows you don’t have a creepy van or anything,” Staci admonished me. I found myself nodding at the laptop where our chat was scrolling.
“Think I should have my wife ask her to be on the book cover?” I asked. It seemed plausible to me.
“No. That might be even weirder.” Staci’s answer was quick and decisive.
“Ok.” I agreed, but still thought that when shaved, I look relatively harmless.
That about sums up the process. The results, though, are spectacular. Allow me to introduce Alexis, the model who is going to bring Carlie to life. She’s unique, owns Doc Martens, and has that uniquely beautiful quality that Carlie embodies. So, yeah. Unicorn.
This is Alexis:
As you can see, she doesn’t look frightened at all, so I don’t know why Staci told me to “approach calmly, hand her my business card, and take two large steps back.” I think I should be offended, but I’m not, so everything is cool, and we have our Carlie, and take that Staci.
But I’m not bitter.
So join me in welcoming Alexis, because this Halfway series is just blooming. I love these characters.
Until next time!