25 October 1963, Rosemont, Illinois, United States


Chosen to the Locus

13 November 1999, Chicago, United States, age 36.



A slightly stocky but reasonably fit man of Polish-American ancestry in his mid-thirties. Stands around 5’9” or so. He has glass-blue eyes and medium-brown hair, although he prefers it cut very close. His glasses— thick ones— provide some distraction from a two-inch scar above his left eyebrow, a souvenir of a nasty fall from a ladder at his home two years prior.


About Jim

James (Jim) Michalek is a 36-year-old Chicago native whose life has fallen apart in the last years of the 20th century: a nasty divorce, laid off, living in a run-down house alone with his depression, working as a temp to make ends meet. The Locus could end his days of suffering and isolation, and maybe even bring him love again... or it could extend his misery into eternity.

Preliminary character sketch (Tony Ward)

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