Short Story Collection vol. 1 is re-releasing in a month, and Silence with it, so I’m bringing back my interview with the story’s MC, Fiona. It’s been slightly updated to reflect edits I’ve made to the story (as well as, hopefully, an improvement in my writing voice), but it’s primarily the same interview I posted two years ago for the first release.
Fiona is a runaway from a tech company that wants to use her DNA to make a race of superhumans, which is why she’ll come across as borderline rude in this interview; she doesn’t trust easily. Enjoy the interview!
Fiona: *steps into the interview studio, shoulders tense and walk stiff* Hello.
Interviewer: Hello. How are you today?
Interviewer: *gestures to a seat across from him* Shall we get started?
Fiona: *hesitates before sitting down* Please.
Interviewer: What is your name?
Fiona: Fiona Wildman.
Interviewer: How old are you?
Fiona: Nineteen. *regards the interviewer suspiciously*
Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?
Interviewer: Do you have a job?
Fiona: Used to. Grantech chased me out of it.
Interviewer: I’m sorry to hear that. What happened?
Fiona: *shifts in her seat, straightening and lifting her chin a little* Nothing important.
Interviewer: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Fiona: *shrugs* It depends.
Interviewer: What is your favorite food?
Fiona: *brow furrows like “Why does that matter?”* Black licorice.
Interviewer: Favorite color?
Interviewer: Do you prefer movies or books?
Interviewer: Do you have a favorite?
Fiona: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
Interviewer: *nods* Good book. What’s your favorite animal?
Interviewer: What are your hobbies?
Fiona: Reading and sketching, mostly.
Interviewer: Which of these is most important to you: kindness, intelligence, or bravery?
Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?
Interviewer: What’s something you can’t leave home without?
Fiona: A well-stocked backpack.
Interviewer: Could you define “well-stocked”?
Fiona: *shrugs* If I can stay alive for a few days completely on my own, my backpack is well-stocked.
Interviewer: *nods* That was the last question. Thank you for your time. *smiles*
Fiona: *nods and leaves*
Due to her birth coinciding with a full solar eclipse, Fiona Wildman was born with powers she doesn’t understand. Powers a scientific mega-corporation will stop at nothing to exploit.
Pre-order Short Story Collection vol. 1! (Paperbacks are still the old edition until February 8th.)