Tristan Wickersham is the main character of This Is His Story, a short story which I’m set to publish on the 14th. He’s a hopeless romantic, a singer, and a widower.
Tristan: *enters the room and sits down, a bit stiff*
Interviewer: Hello, Tristan. How are you today?
Tristan: *smiles a bit* I’m doing all right. How are you?
Interviewer: I’m fine. Shall we begin?
Interviewer: What is your name?
Tristan: Tristan Nobel Wickersham.
Interviewer: How old are you?
Tristan: I’m seventy-one.
Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?
Tristan: My younger sister Scarlett passed away two years ago, and my older brother Gabriel seven years ago. *he maintains his expression, mostly, but you can see pain in his eyes and his lower lip trembles slightly*
Interviewer: I’m sorry to hear that.
Interviewer: *pauses, waiting until Tristan’s ready*
Tristan:*only allows a short pause before speaking* We can move on, if you’d like.
Interviewer: Do you have a job?
Tristan: Not at present. I retired a few years ago.
Interviewer: What did you do before that?
Tristan: I worked at a bookstore.
Interviewer: That sounds like an interesting job. You like to read, then?
Tristan: I love it. *smiles*
Interviewer: Do you have a favorite book?
Tristan: Oh, it’s so hard to choose.*chuckles* Perhaps The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. It’s a very old book, but a good one.
Interviewer: I agree. How old is it for you?
Tristan: About 3,700 years.
Interviewer: Wow. Did you enjoy the movies?
Tristan: *nods* They were well done.
Interviewer: Do you have a favorite movie?
Tristan: From The Lord of the Rings or in general?
Interviewer: In general.
Tristan: The Princess Bride.
Interviewer: What are some of your hobbies?
Tristan: Singing, composing, reading… Those are the main things.
Interviewer: Which of these is most important to you: Kindness, intelligence, or bravery?
Tristan: Kindness. Bravery comes in close second.
Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?
Tristan: Selflessness. Honesty will fall into place if you have selflessness.
Interviewer: What’s something you can’t leave the house without?
Tristan: My MP3 player. I love listening to music wherever I go.
Interviewer: All right. That’s the last question. Thank you for your time. *smiles*
Tristan: Thank you for having me. *shakes the interviewer’s hand before leaving*