I stand in constant amazement of the creativity of little minds.
As I finished each chapter of my novel, I read it to my children. I could tell which characters captured their imagination, as they started to show up in the on-going narrative play in our household. My kids thought nothing of sending my characters off on wild, universe-conquering adventures that were completely unrelated to my story. I found my characters rubbing shoulders with Anakin Skywalker and Puffles (Club Penguin), having improbable death-defying escapes from equally outrageous villains.