Mike Vaughan
Fictional Character
The Girl Who Took Lessons
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Direct POV
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 20th century
Spouse: Karen Vaughan (divorced)

Mike Vaughan's wife Karen had a hobby of taking classes. Mike's own hobbies tended toward more sedentary habits, such as reading or tropical fish. On occasion, he would participate in a class with Karen, which is how he learned to waltz.

When Karen returned from an extended business trip to Chicago, the couple had sexual intercourse. Mike noticed that Karen was more enthusiastic than normal, and commented that she'd been "taking lessons." Karen had in fact been involved in an affair in Chicago. She and Mike got a divorce; she filed the appropriate paperwork based on what she'd learned from one of her classes.

Literary commentEdit

In Kaleidoscope, Harry Turtledove suggests that Mike is based on a friend of his named Bob.