The pain of my character's unrequited dreams drives the light and dark humour of the stories. Tales of ordinary people with hopes and dreams. The ones brave enough to follow them and the ones who lock them away.
Take Harry Harris, for example. Harry, after long years as a family breadwinner, has dared to open the drawer of his dreams. He yearns to be a writer, but as the rejection letters pile up, guilt drags him back to a 'proper job'. Not his old, well paid, computer job, but a bookies cashier.
Harry hopes his minimum wage gamble will buy him time to sell his screenplay to Hollywood, but life with the losers could be a punt too far.
I found out I could write humour when my secondary school teacher said my homework was laughable. That must have been true because I've gone on to win prizes for comedy stories and short films.