Thursday, September 22, 2011

I’m Not Looking for a Way Out

I’d settle for a way back to myself.  Do you know what I mean?  I used to be a survivor—the kind of would do everything and has done everything in order to survive.  And now that I have the perfect family and I’m living in the lap of luxury, I have absolutely no idea who I am any more.

It’s not that all my problems have just magically disappeared.  I miss my Ama—my grandmother—who died because I failed her.  And there’s something very, very wrong with my new sister, all of her perfect children and most of all, her creepy, bearskin wearing husband.  He’s having an affair with a woman who’s living on the other side of our mansion.  I hear them at night.  Her emo son might want to kill me.

You don’t have to be some kind of hero.  I just want someone who makes me feel like the world is right side up again.
~Sophie, The Bearskin's Wife

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  1. Well, this definitely left me wanting to know more about this character!

  2. With an ad like that you need a Hero to right the world! Definitely leaves you wanting more!

  3. Hmm... interesting, definitely multi-dimensional character you got there! The vibes I'm getting from her (wait, why do I sound like a psychic here? lol) is that she came from a humble beginning and married someone she didn't love (?) as a way to survive? And I can help but feeling like she's longing for passion, for sparks, anything that would make her feel like her 'old' self.

    Very intriguing...

  4. Wow! Very original and compelling. You've definitely got a character here who draws your reader in. Her ad is almost like a challenge. Come and get me. If you dare.

    Nicely done!

  5. There is definitely more to this story. She's very intriguing.

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