Guess That Character Blogfest is Jen's fabulous idea, and it all began with this question:
What if what I imagine my character to look like is someone different then what you as readers would choose?
Below I've included a snippet from one of my stories. Based on your first reaction of this character through her actions and dialogue only, leave a comment on your impression of her and what you believe she looks like. Tomorrow I will post what she really looks like and we'll see who came the closest!!
A Snippet of Kristy...
I jump off my bed and throw the door open, looking into my Mom’s panic stricken face. She sees me and gasps, taking a step backwards. She hollers for my father, not taking her eyes off me for a second.
“Jonathan? Jonathan! Come quick!”
Whatever happened to comforting your kid and assuring them everything is all right, even if it isn’t? Did I lose that privilege yesterday when I turned thirteen?
“What is it, Mom?” My voice quivers as I ask. I feel like an elephant is sitting on my chest, suffocating me. I take short, quick breaths. What is happening to me?
I see my dad running up the stairs, his coffee mug in hand and a pen clenched between his teeth. He’s still in his robe and his hair is completely disheveled. He must’ve pulled an all nighter again.
“What’s going—?” He takes a deep breath and looks at me with wide eyes.
“This, this is spectacular!” His face lights up as he walks around me, looking me over from head to foot, before settling on my face again.
“Anything else happen to you?” He asks me. “Besides...this?”
“Anything else?” I feel the heat rising to my face. “Are you serious? Isn’t this enough for you?”
“Absolutely incredible,” he whispers, more to himself than me.
I look to my mom, hoping for an explanation. She has yet to blink, her mouth agape, and her right hand is clutching her throat.
I see Macie’s head popping up behind my parents as she tries to stand on her toes to peek over.
“Well?” I say, throwing my hands in the air. “Are you gonna stop gawking at me like I’m some circus freak and tell me what’s going on?”
My fear is turning to anger. WHY won’t they tell me anything? I have a right to know.
Complete silence. Then I hear my sister giggle.
“This is so not funny, you little twirp!”
“Hey--,” she yells, but my parents don’t seem to even notice.
My mom’s hand shakes and she drops it to her side. “Lets go down to breakfast and talk about it,” she says.
“In fact, lets skip school today,” Dad chimes in.
“Yay! No school!” my sister jumps up. “I guess it’s good have a sister who’s a freak after all.”
“Shut up!” I yell. Eight-year-old sisters are such a pain.
My dad turns to Macie. “You do have to go to school.”
“What?” she whines. “But that’s not fair! If I look like her, can I stay home too?”
End of Snippet
So give me your best guess and remember, the big reveal is tomorrow!
Check out the other participants HERE and take a guess at their characters too!!