Writing Challenge~Day 2~EXPANDED


        Since today and tomorrow promise to be spectacularly busy, what with a funeral in which my entire insane family is going to be in one place for the first time in five years, I don’t have time to do a majorly thoughtful post. So I expanded on the Character Interview Thing and branched out to my minor characters.
1. What is your full name? What does it mean?
Alec Harold Griffin. Alec means “Defender of the People” and Harold means “Army Ruler.” *sighs* Can you tell my parents are civil servants or what?
2. What do you want most out of life?
Love, laughter, a decent cup of tea…
3. If you had the chance to change ONE thing in your past, what would it be?
The fight at the Academy. Getting booted out of the Navy before I even hit the deck was…not the way I intended to leave my mark in England. But, in my defense, he was asking for it!
4. What is your family life like?
I don’t especially have one. Mum and Father are still working in India. I haven’t seen them for a good two years, and since I’m devoid of siblings, I’m left without a “family life.” Before that, though, it was good. My dad loves loves his work, but he’s a family man at heart, and Mum is adventurous, but a lady to the core.
5. What three words describe you best?
Charming. Incorrigible. Determined.
6. Give a brief summary of your past:
My father is a General in the British Army, and as such, I ended up being born in India and spending most of my childhood there. Eventually I was sent back to London to be properly educated (hated it with a passion), then dutifully joined the Navy to make my father happy. And was promptly discharged when I got into a brawl with a fellow student who tripped an elderly teacher. From there, one of my classmates, Alistair Sterling, who was discharged for correcting the teachers too much or being too brilliant, or some such, contacted me from the states about an organization he was putting together. And here I am.
7. What is your view on life?
It’s a gift: use it to the fullest!
8. If you had the chance to give your life to save someone else, would you?
Yes. *clamps jaw and refuses to elaborate*
9. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take THREE things with you, what would they be?
A good knife, a crate of tea, and Zissa. A knife enables you to build and hunt, the tea fortifies you for said tasks, and Zissa…well…I can’t think of any better company.
10. How do you view yourself?
…With a mirror? *grins and refuses to give a straight answer*
1. What is your full name? What does it mean?
Enola Wynn Graves. Enola is simply alone spelled backwards and Wynn means fair. Graves is somewhat self-explanatory.
2. What do you want most out of life?
Money. Something to interest me.
3. If you had the chance to change ONE thing in your past, what would it be?
Given the chance, I’d go ahead and shoot Andrew Kearnes rather than simply considering it.
4. What is your family life like?
It consists primarily of my cousin, Alec. I do have a sister in Manhattan, who is happily married with a nursery full of brats, but we aren’t exactly on speaking terms.
5. What three words describe you best?
Calm. Ruthless. Calculating.
6. Give a brief summary of your past:
I was born in St. Louis. The rest is…classified.
7. What is your view on life?
It’s considerably more desirable than the alternative.
8. If you had the chance to give your life to save someone else, would you?
…Why on earth would I?
9. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take THREE things with you, what would they be?
A yacht, a substantial firearm, and a good book to pass the time en route home.
10. How do you view yourself?
I am one of the most influential individuals in the St. Louis underworld, and have nothing to fear. Nothing to fear…
1. What is your full name? What does it mean?
Basil Flynn Churchill. I don’t know exactly what Mother and Father were thinking…Basil means “King” and “Flynn” means Descendant of the redhaired man. I’m not certain which is worse, but I go by Flynn.
2. What do you want most out of life?
 Someone and somewhere to come home to.
3. If you had the chance to change ONE thing in your past, what would it be?
Paris. Definitely Paris. Paris didn’t end well.
4. What is your family life like?
*grimaces* Ah…it’s complicated. I’m the middle child, so it falls to me to try and keep the eldest and the youngest from murdering each other. Benedict has always been slightly more favorable to my exploits than Zissa’s, but he still doesn’t appreciate my choosing such an uproarious life. And Zissa…well, she’s my baby sister. I’d do anything for her, and she would do the same for me. Despite the fact that we drive each other up the wall occasionally.
5. What three words describe you best?
Studious. Daring. Dedicated.
6. Give a brief summary of your past:
I was born in London, educated at home until I moved on to the university where I studied archaeology and anthropology. Soon after heading up my first dig, I acquired an arch-nemesis, an Italian thief and crime magnate named Paratore, and had a bit of a skirmish in Venice. I broke my leg there, and it never healed properly, leaving me with a permanent limp. Soon after, I attended a conference in Paris and met a girl there. To shorten the story, I married her within three days of our first meeting, and she was murdered on the fourth. I haven’t loved since, nor will I ever again.
7. What is your view on life?
Better than the alternative, but it has its less likable moments. And occasionally whole years.
8. If you had the chance to give your life to save someone else, would you?
Most likely. Unless the person was, you know, a despot or evil or trying to kill me or something…
9. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take THREE things with you, what would they be?
I have been. Several times. Really, you don’t need anything outside of ship wreckage to survive. There was one time in the Caribbean when these three sailors and I washed up on an island that turned out to be inhabited by cannibals, and we didn’t have anything outside of the boards we’d floated on, and–*story cut from interview due to length*
10. How do you view yourself?
I’m no one particularly special. Just an average(slightly below-average in romance, communication, and various other areas) chap who likes to study dusty old books and tombs.
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6 thoughts on “Writing Challenge~Day 2~EXPANDED

  1. Prilla

    First off, I hate Alec. (and pretty much always have. lol) Enola is plain awesome, and I have never heard that side of Flynn’s story before… XD

    • *shuns* He’s adorable. You just don’t understand him.
      XD Yes, she’s different. It’s very interesting trying to write from the perspective of a sociopath.
      *grins* Yep. The more I delve into Flynn’s character, the more I like him. He’s like the only character I’ve ever come up with that’s actually a really sweet person. The rest are nuts. XD

  2. Prilla

    By now you should have realized that my taste in guys and yours are very, very different… XD
    *rolls eyes* Flynn’s only slightly nuts.

  3. Anna

    I LIKE ALEC. I think he’s adorable, Ziss ^.^

  4. Prilla

    He’s adorable in my sketch, but the character’s merely tolerable. XD

  5. Anna: THANK YOU! See, someone agrees with me.
    Prilla: Agreed. And not agreed.

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