Image by JSpiess (JSpiess – photography shot in Eastern PA) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
Those of you who’ve been on the blog since last August (and maybe those of you who haven’t) have probably read Sea Glass & Pressed Flowers, which was my third short story on the blog. It’s not my most fabulous work, but I really enjoyed writing it. I’ve interviewed the secondary character Livi Brooklyn, but I have yet to interview any of the other characters, including the main character Keslie Bardell. Keslie is sweet, loves the ocean, loves music, is a great artist and a dancer, and loves coffee shops (specifically the one she works at) and warm cozy things. Enjoy her interview. :)
Keslie: *comes in and sits across from the interviewer*
Interviewer: Hello. *smiles* How are you today?
Keslie: I’m doing well. How are you? *smiles*
Interviewer: I’m doing well. Shall we get started?
Interviewer: What’s your name?
Keslie: Keslie Lynn Bardell.
Interviewer: How old are you?
Keslie: I’m sixteen.
Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?
Keslie: No. But I have my best friend Livi, and she’s basically my sister. *laughs*
Interviewer: Do you have a job?
Keslie: I play piano at the Piano Shoppe cafe.
Interviewer: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Keslie: Introvert. But I have great friends that I love hanging out with.
Interviewer: What’s your favorite food?
Keslie: Mm… Can I pick a favorite drink instead?
Interviewer: Sure. *smiles*
Keslie: Rose tea with cream and sugar.
Interviewer: I can’t say I’ve tried that.
Keslie: It’s delicious. You should definitely try it sometime.
Interviewer: I’ll definitely do that. *glances at questionnaire* Do you have a favorite color?
Interviewer: Do you prefer movies or books?
Interviewer: What’s your favorite?
Keslie: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Interviewer: That’s a good one. Do you have a favorite animal?
Keslie: I love both dogs and cats.
Interviewer: Do you have a favorite dog breed?
Keslie: Sheepdogs. They’re so soft.
Interviewer: What are your hobbies?
Keslie: Reading, playing piano, drawing, writing music, and hanging out with Livi and Dominic.
Interviewer: You write music? Just for piano or for other instruments as well?
Keslie: I mostly write piano pieces, but I’ve written a few with lyrics.
Interviewer: Do you have a favorite piece?
Keslie: Of my own? *pauses a moment* Probably Sunrise. I wrote it one morning when my dad and I were hanging out on the beach. The sunrise was gorgeous that day, and I remember struggling to convey it through the music. It really paid off, though, and I love the final piece. *smiles*
Interviewer: That’s really cool. Do you watch the sunrise often?
Keslie: *shrugs* It depends. I tend to have stretches where I’ll regularly get up early and watch and other stretches when I sleep in way to late. *chuckles*
Interviewer: I don’t get up that early unless I’m forced. *laughs* Um… *looks at question sheet* We’re coming to the end here. Which of these is most important to you: Kindness, intelligence, or bravery?
Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?
Interviewer: Is there something you can’t leave the house without?
Keslie: Generally some sheet music, my phone, generally a set of headphones, and I always wear the bracelets Livi and I made at the beach shortly after we met.
Interviewer: That was the last question. Thank you for your time. *smiles*
Keslie: Of course! *smiles before leaving*