Amos Garnier- A blind French detective in Colonial Massachusetts. Miguel Sanchez- A blind Mexican detective in Antebellum Alabama in 1855. (This is actually the Mexican, 1850s version of the Amos Garnier one.) Heridon Copper- Heridon Copper (A college-aged detective in modern-day Port Lisha, Alabama) befriends and later accepts a blind man by the name of Daniel Reeds into the group. The Santarnica- The protagonist, Helen Chert, has raised a blind Devonian boy from infancy. Mishu Nen- A fantasy story has the protagonist be a blind female elf who fights monsters in the fantasy version of our Earth. Omar Baitey- Omar's brother (who has bad vision) has a macguffin that sets Omar off on one of his adventures. The redundant part? I seem to have a lot of blind people in my stories. Why is this? Is it because I've been around blind people for the most of my childhood (I went to a school for the deaf and blind)? Although I am half-blind myself, I'm mostly deaf so by all accounts, all of those characters should be deaf or have hearing problems. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with blind folks. I'm just wondering why some of my characters (protagonists and not) have blindness when other disabilities are virtually non-existant. Oh sure, Heridon has a cousin who's deaf and Helen is dating a crewman with leg problems but still. Just why? Is it because I'm comfortable in that field because there are a lot of stories featuring blind protagonists? Thoughts?