'You write such wonderful heroes in your books Alicia, I've fallen in love with every one of them so far. So, how come you still haven't found a hero of your own?'
'That's because the heroes in my stories are make-believe men. No real man could live up to them.'
'Well of course they're not real Luvvy, you're a fiction writer. But writing about impossibly handsome, heroic types in your books shouldn't stop you from finding one in real life.'
'But Polly, real-life heroes just don't exist. Or, if they do, they're as rare as ...'
'As what? Hen's teeth?'
'Oh no, that's not a worthy comparison for my lovely heroes! Let's just say they're as rare as ... the Fortescue Diamond.'
Rare, maybe, but just how perfect must the right man be?
- Alicia Hope, February 2012
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