Yes, I’m aware that this is my first day for the writing challenge, and therefore should be on Day 1. But I only found it last night, and I’m dreadfully behind, therefore I’ll do the ones that appeal to me until I’m caught up. Anyways, it’s an awesome Challenge, written up by The Climb. I’d encourage you to join in!
*Note: This will be written in first-person from Zissa.*
1. What is your full name? What does it mean?
My full name is Zissa Sidony Churchill.I’m afraid neither meaning is particularly interesting. Zissa was derived from my aunt’s name, Zara, because she and my mother were very close. Sidony just means “of Sidon.” And Churchill…that’s a synonym for stubborn <sarcasm>.
2. What do you want most out of life?
I want a place to belong and people to belong with.
3. If you had the chance to change ONE thing in your past, what would it be?
One thing? About a hundred come to mind…But if I have to pick one out of the lot, I think my family situation would the first on my list. The way things have gone isn’t entirely my fault, but just for once it would be nice to have a whole family rather than just the ragtag band of oddballs that tolerate each other.
4. What is your family life like?
Oh, that’s a can of worms…My family is quite simply insane. Of course, so am I, but that’s beside the point. My parents are no longer living, and my brothers and I are all loners. Benedict, the eldest, is a lawyer in London, and has a singular dislike for anything unusual, interesting, or adventurous; in essence, me. Flynn, the middle child, is an archaeologist, and is forever off causing trouble somewhere. Flynn and I see each other from time to time, but both of us avoid Benedict since he disapproves of our chosen lifestyles. There are a few scattered uncles and aunts, but they all hate me because they think I’ll corrupt their children. I have contact with a few of the cousins, but that’s all I have in the way of family.
5. What three words describe you best?
Eccentric. Fortunate. Intelligent.
6. Give a brief summary of your past:
I was born in Churchill Manor in London, spent an uproarious childhood there, then moved on to even more uproarious young adult years traveling Europe. When I turned twenty, there was an…incident…at home, and I left. Permanently. I moved to the States to share a house with an old acquaintance from my travels in Italy.
7. What is your view on life?
It’s one long adventure, if you use your time correctly.
8. If you had the chance to give your life to save someone else, would you?
That would depend on the person, I think. I would do anything for my friends, and I would do anything I could to save an innocent life, but if an individual was the cause of the trouble in the first place…then they’re on their own.
9. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take THREE things with you, what would they be?
The knife I carry in my boot, a box of matches, and a notepad for observations. Any scientist worth their salt could survive on that.
10. How do you view yourself?
I’m a single, globetrotting, perfectly-satisfied inventor. *sighs* And perhaps slightly delusional, too.