Penetrating Questions

Linda Grimes posed some great questions the other day.

1. If you had to be turned into a vampire, a zombie, a werewolf, or a ghost, which would you choose?

My first instinct is to say ghost. But then, might you not pine away, living in a sort of purgatory? Vampire might be interesting - I wonder how I would handle immortality?

2. If you had to come back in your next life as a plant, what plant would you be?

A long-lived, hoary old oak tree with many twisty limbs. Perhaps an oak that sheltered a king.

3. If you were a painting, what type would you be?

Something intricate, something soft, something with hidden layers. Perhaps a Durer or an Emily Carr.

4. Let's get elemental. You're fire. Are you: A) a conflagration, huge and bright, but quickly extinguished, or B) a banked and smoldering ember, not giving off a lot of light, but sticking around and providing warmth for a while?

Definitely an ember. A burning coal in the depths...

5. When it comes to cleaning up life's emotional messes, are you a broom (sweep them aside), a mop (wash them away with water; i.e., tears), or a vacuum cleaner (suck them all up until you find a convenient time and place to empty out)?

Mop for sure. A nice cleansing cry does wonders!

6. If you could remotely program other people's cell phones with a special ringtone to let them know it was you calling, what would it be?

The one I have now on my phone is the recorded sound of my cat yelling at me. "Now!"
Guess I'd stick with that.

And the most penetrating question of all... how am I doing on the Round of Words in 80 Days? Not well at all. Hardly any editing on Out of the Water in the past few days, though I have been thinking of Rosa and Baha all the time.

Wish me luck for the week's end!


Zan Marie said…
Thinking's good. I've rewritten the first scene of FRIENDLY FIRE. I had no clue that it could be changed, but thanks to all the input I've had lately, it's better. ; ) Keep thinking and then write, Deniz!
Jemi Fraser said…
I love that you have your cat's Now! on your cell phone - that's awesome :)
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks Zan Marie! I was reading your and Tara's Xs and realise I completely overthought the needs of the March X. I might take a leap and post my long scene anyway...

Thanks Jemi! It's funny when someone calls me at work when I'm not at my desk. "Your cat called again."
Linda G. said…
What fun! Glad you could make use of my penetrating questions. ;)
You could be a vampire ghost! That's it! Really interesting questions! (and answers too...) : )
Clarissa Draper said…
Wow, those are some really cool and thought-provoking questions! Cool!
I think those are 3 tough choices. I don't want to crave blood or be tempted to rip people apart, so I'd have to say ghost.
India Drummond said…
Great questions! My cat says that same thing... incessantly!
Nas Dean said…
Good questions! Worth thinking about!
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks Linda, I had fun thinking of answers.

Ohh, now there's an idea Samantha - a vampire ghost. Hmmm...

Nice to meet you too N.R.!

Aren't they, though, Clarissa? I thought of answering them in character first, but I don't think my Rosa's heard of werewolves...

I worried about the blood too, Theresa. If there was a way I could get it without hurting others, maybe?

Isn't it funny, India? My other cat chirps [g]

Thanks for coming by, Nas!
Tara said…
Sometimes stepping back and only thinking of the characters is the best solution.

You'll get there!
Anonymous said…
Fun Q&A!

I would've picked vampire. I'm fascinated with them.

I love the idea of being an ember.

Have a great weekend.
Kari Marie said…
I love these questions. And you are right, a good cry can actually make you happy. At least it does for me, but I'm strange like that.
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks Tara, Medeia and Kari! Oh yes, there's nothing like a good cry for clearing the air [g]

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