I may live to eat these words someday, but I have to say, I’m amused by this.
Since the creation of the TV show “Rizzoli & Isles,” it seems there’s a whole universe of fan fiction writers who love my characters so much they want to write their own stories about them. Yes, I created Jane and Maura. They will always be my girls. But I’m also thrilled that, for so many fans, these characters are like real people. It’s almost as if Jane and Maura have become flesh and blood and walked out into the world, where they’re living in the heads of a multitude of readers and TV viewers. All because I dreamed them up.
I’ve also discovered “Rizzles”, another phenomenon that has me amused. This is a whole community of fans who really, really want Jane and Maura to be lesbian lovers. (Shades of the old Kirk and Spock gay fanfic.)
A decade ago, when Jane and Maura first walked into my head, I never imagined Rizzles and fanfic writers would someday discover them!
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I must emphasize that I absolutely am not reading any of these fan fic stories, because I don’t want to ever be accused of stealing someone’s story idea!