It's time for the "I'm Hearing Voices" blogfest to begin, and Day 1's task is as follows:
February 6th - Monday: Characters on the couch: Have one of your characters answer the following questions (to make this work to your benefit, choose a character who is the hardest for you to write :) Max 250 words (Not including the questions—only the answers).
I'm interviewing my character Mason, from my unfinished work JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE (which began as a Chrysalis Experiment short story).
1. What is your biggest vulnerability? Do others know this or is it a secret?
My biggest vulnerability is that I'm not Superman, or whatever superhero it was that had the power of invincibility. Every time I go outside there's a chance I won't come back (or that I'll get bitten by a banshee and bring that back). I'm happy to keep this a secret. Why panic people more than necessary?
2. What do people believe about you that is false?
They believe I've always got an answer for every question. I'm good at thinking of ideas on the spot. Even if they're crap ideas. But most of us are still alive, so they can't be entirely crap I guess. Still, it's stressful always being looked to for answers when you know you're nothing but a lucky juggler.
3. What would your best friend say is your fatal flaw? Why?
She'd probably say my sheer arrogance and recklessness is my biggest flaw. She's always begging me to be careful. She doesn't realise, of course, that my being more careful could get us all killed.
4. What would the same friend say is your one redeeming quality? Why?
I'm guessing she'd go with the happy accident that is my unwavering good fortune, since I'm still alive and all (and how sad is it that I can legitimately call it good fortune? It's a twisted world, my friend).
5. What do you want most? What will you do to get it?
I want to live in a world where banshees are the figment of some author's imagination and I'm just some lowly bartender or something. As for how I'll get it...well, I guess I could beg you to rewrite this damn story?