#TheFourFriday – The Picture

Every Friday, I’m posting something about how the real life “The Four” overlap with the fictional four Kota Warriors.
As some of you know, The Kota Series is based on what “The Four” (myself, my brother, and our childhood best friends Kaly and Luke) played as kids.  Each of us is represented by one of the four Kota Warriors (Bullseye, Rave, Tigris, Whitewolf).  So, I’ll be sharing personal quirks that carried over into fiction, fun/weird stories we played as kids, our childhood drawings, pictures related to The Four and The Kota, etc.
Should be fun, and it’ll give you an idea of how weird or little minds were as we created this story that, years later, turned into my book series.  🙂

This week, The Picture.
When my mom first started babysitting Kaly and Luke, of course she took pictures of us sweet little cherubs.  Little did we know, however, that one picture in particular would lead to years of repeating the pose.  Pretty much every time we’ve gotten together over the years (…er, 2 decades?), we take a picture of our aging selves in the same order.

So you’d think I could remember the order, right?  But no.  Pretty much every single time, I confuse our arranged order with how I arrange things in my head for The Kota Warriors – Me/Bullseye, Christian/Rave, Kaly/Tigris, and Luke/Whitewolf.  OR, you’d think mom would have arranged us at least by age.  But again no.  The order actually goes Christian, Luke, Kaly, Me.

We were pretty stinkin’ cute (ignore the kid on my lap…he was a one-time thing).  Sometimes, we take the pose less seriously.  And recently, Kaly has added the next generation into the picture.

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The Four


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