Odd characters are everywhere aren’t they?
There are strong and weak people,rather quirky folks, eccentric dears, flat-out obsessed individuals, and the really unusual are part of our families, community, our nation and our world. They provide a great deal of material for writing. It’s the skill of a writer to gather this material and rework it into a good tale. Names changed, situations camouflaged, details intact these stories are either interesting, defeating, disturbing, sad or uplifting. Sometimes a gentle touch is needed. Sometimes a little understanding is in order. Often a sense of humour helps it all go down.
Not that anyone comes to mind at the moment.