I can’t see the wind blow,
but I can see wild grasses ripple under the moonlight,
the daffodils nod their golden heads,
and the crests of wavelets sparkle in the noonday sun.
I don’t need the wind to howl,
when I can hear leaves gossip in the trees,
a dead branch skritch against my bedroom window,
and dry flowers rustle before forgotten gravestones.
Maybe ‘hidden’ characters – secondary characters with ulterior motives – work the same way. I cannot explicitly write about what they do. At least, not too early. I can only write about the effects of their actions, and maybe their reactions to these effects.
This could be tricky.
And fun 🙂