Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Characters on the couch: Jeran

The first post of the I'm Hearing Voices Blogfest:

Me: Jeran! Welcome to my couch. I have a few questions for you so let’s start with what your biggest vulnerability is and do others know this or is it a secret?
Jeran: [He isn’t saying anything. Only sitting and staring at me. Have you ever had a staring contest with a dog that looks like a wolf before? Yea … you don’t win. Oh! Is that shiny thing below his lip tooth?! I think it might be time to move on.]
Me: Never mind. Participation not necessary. Heh ... So ahh, what do people believe about you that is false?
Jeran: That I’m a dog.
Me: Care to elaborate?
Jeran: [There’s that tooth again. And did I just imagine that, or did he just growl?] No.
Me: My, what big teeth you have. Next question, what would your best friend say is your fatal flaw and why?
Jeran: He wouldn’t say anything. He’s dead.
Me: Errr … ok. Umm … how ‘bout your dad?
Jeran: [Oh boy. This is not going well. He definitely growled this time.] My desire to have nothing to do with the family business. He’d kill me if he could find me, so I guess you could say it is indeed a fatal flaw.
Me: Ok, the next question is … [I read the rest of the question under my breath: What would the same friend say is your one redeeming quality? Why?] … we’ll just skip this one shall we?
Jeran: Loyalty.
Me: What?
Jeran: I heard you. If he was alive, he’d say loyalty.
Me: Oh, great. I can really see why he’d say that. So, what do you want most in the world?
Jeran: I want to be healed.
Me: You’re sick?
Jeran: [Piercing stare.]
Me: Oh … ah, never mind. Do you know how far you'll go to to be healed?
Jeran: I’m going to bring the princess here. If it causes my father a few problems along the way, then so be it.
Me: I see. I’m not sure antagonising him is such a good idea if you’re so sure he’s out to kill you.
Jeran: Is this interview over? I have places to be.
Me: Sure! Thanks for your time. [Ugh … that nervous laugh was not good. I’m pretty sure I read somewhere you’re not supposed to show fear when facing a dog.]
Jeran: [He’s already gone.]

20 comments:

  1. Sari--this is so cool! I love the voice here, and what a creative character! Jeran made me nervous too!

    Sorry the link thing isn't working. Maybe try it from Cassie's blog http://readingwritingandlovinit.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Angela. :) I tried on Cassie's blog too, but alas! No luck. And it seems the linky is now closed. Never mind, I'll still have fun participating in the challenges!

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    2. Yay, it finally worked! I'm signed up now. :)

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  2. Ha! I love the way you approached the interview. I liked that he said his best quality is loyalty.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. :) It was a fun task to do!

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  3. This was an adorable interview! Can't wait to read more of Jeran's story . . .

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    1. Hi Gilly, thanks! I thought Jeran would be fun to do. Yes, we should swap some words some time. :)

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  4. I love the awkward interview! Totally giggling and got a real sense of Jeran just by what he didn't say. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Cassie! And thanks for hosting such a fun blogfest.

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  5. This was fun to read! Most interesting characters I've read, by far! (New follower)

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    1. Hi Emily. Thanks! Jeran's fun to write so I'm glad he's fun to read too. :)

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  6. Jeran is my favorite! This is awesome. :)

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    1. Hehe, thanks Maggie. :P He's a good dog! (Don't tell him I said that...)

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  7. Tee hee, that was cool. Very clever. Wouldn't want to be too close either. :)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. No, Jeran's teeth are pretty sharp and he knows how to use them! Best to keep your distance. ;)

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  8. Oooh, that was a different type of interview! Definitely want to know more about Jeran now!

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    1. Hi Hywela! I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. :) It was fun to write.

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  9. This is so cute Sari, poor doggy needs a hug!

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  10. LOL! I like the originality of this dialogue betwen the wolf dog and the person.

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  11. :) Fun!
    And that is a wonderful picture - I could imagine him speaking.

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