Thanks to Ralfast, for suggesting a character interview challenge.
*Pours two cups of coffee. One black, and one with lots of cream and sugar. Authoress knows by now that this particular character has quite the sweet tooth*
“Well hello, dear character. you and I have known each other for a few years now. But for those who have not met you, could you please introduce yourself?”
I would be happy to. My name is Anne Durrant.
Do you have any nicknames?
My brothers used to call me a mouse when I was a kid.
What do you look like? Eye color, hair color, ethnicity, distinguishing marks or features, clothing, jewelry, and gear…
Oh, it is awkward talking about oneself! Let’s see. I’m very small, hence the above mentioned nickname. I have carroty-colored hair, and was cursed with the freckles of a redhead at birth. A parasol is, thus, of little help. Also, I’d walk into a wall without my dreaded spectacles. As for dresses, I prefer a pretty, but unfussy style. I do have a fondness for lace and ribbons.
What are your hobbies?
Books! Especially “shudder” stories. I love to be thrilled. And I love trying to solve mysteries. Lately, due to discovering I have the “sight”, I have started studying the occult.
Who and where is your family?Where are you from?
We live in Boston on Beaon Hill. It’s a very busy street with all the carriages and pedestrians coming back and forth. I’m a city girl at heart, but am glad to be visiting my relatives in the backwoods for a change of scenery.
Do you have any secrets, and what are they? Why do you keep them?
Of course I have secrets! Someone without any secrets must have led a rather dull life, don’t you think? But it’s improper to pry in one’s private business, so please don’t ask again.
Sorry! You are quite right about that. Let us move on. What do you believe in?
I am open-minded. There are a lot of new ideas circling around Boston right now. Transcendentalism. Spiritualism. It’s all very fascinating. I’m not sure exactly what I believe in, but I am keen on learning different things!
What is the setting of your story?
I am staying with my relatives in the backwoods of New England. They live in a tiny backwater village that isn’t on any map. This is my first visit out here, and I am finding my cousins to be all rather… odd. And there’s also a dead girl.
That is all I shall say for now.
Thank you, Anne for your time.
Thank you for having me. It has been a pleasure.
Before I leave, if I may mention a delightful interview I read at http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/464/