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Now, since I'm super busy this week and have another con this weekend, we have two character interviews today!
Crystal Christiana from Farm House
Tell me a little about yourself and the world you live in.
I have lived off the goodness of others since I was eight years old, whether they wanted to or not. When I was real little, I had to hide a lot as most adults would try to steal a kid like me. Some would want to take me to a police station, but some others wanted to take me to...other places. I learned pretty early on what those kind of people wanted.
When I got older, it got easier. But the whole time all I really wanted was to get to my real parents. The ones who wanted me dead. Mommy hated me, (that's what daddy said right before he hit me and tried to bury me) and he was the one to do it. I didn't hold anything against my baby sister except for the fact that they wanted her more than me. But in the end, I would make them all pay for what was done to me. After all...I've been practicing.
Tell us your most closely guarded secret?
My whole life has been a secret. Just a dirty secret with nothing but lies and betrayal told to me. My only real secret is my wish that I could get to them all sooner.
Tell us about your single most important memory. What was it and how does it affect you now?
Daddy buying me ice-cream, then telling me we were going to play hide and seek in the woods. I remember hiding behind a tree and feeling warm and loved as I heard him softly calling my name. But when he found me, he hurt me. So my best memory in the world is also my worst memory in the world. I still dream about it every night and think about it every day.
What type of person are you? Are you a hero or do you shy away from conflict?
Me shy? Oh no! Most people like me right away and I know all the boys like me. But usually they end up reminding me in some way of my father, so they have to go away too. It's not their fault, really. But it's not mine, either.
Do you have any hobbies, any special talents?
I learned pretty early that a person will bleed out until they are unconscious in less than five minutes if you cut one of the blue veins. Otherwise, they can make a lot of noise for a long time. If that happens, I just keep at them until they stop.
And in that line, what would be your ideal day?
Mostly just being left alone. I study a lot and make plans, so it's really distracting when people bother me. Also, when something bad happens to them, I need to leave and go to another place, which can be a real hassle sometimes.
Do you have anyone close to you, any family or friends of interest?
I only trust myself. Or is that not clear to you? Do you need a lesson, too?
What is your most prized possession?
My hate. It has kept me warm at night and fed me when I was hungry; it's like a burning lamp that the wick never goes down on. Whenever I had second thoughts or doubts, it would take my hand and remind me, over and over, to finish the job.
What initially spurred your actions in this story. Obviously it had to start somewhere for you, give us an idea of where that starting point is and where it all started.
It started with daddy. I learned later he just wanted money from killing me. I heard once that money is the root of all evil...the God-book said that, but God never said who had to sign the paycheck.
How do you envision your future?
After I'm done with mommy and daddy and probably my sister Jules, I don't know what I will do. Maybe join the Army or something, since I already know how to kill.
Tell us where we can read more about you? (The book(s) they are featured in)
My name is Crystal Christiana, and you can read my whole story in a book called, 'Farm House'. The guy who wrote it said that he had to stop a bunch of times when writing about me because I disturbed him. I kinda like that. Anyway, that's where I'll be!
Author: Steve Soderquist
Buy link: damnationbooks.com, amazon.com, goodreads.com and many other fine retailers.
Author's blog or website: http://geomancor.wix.com/stevesoderquist