Yes, it's day 2 of the "I'm Hearing Voices Blogfest," and I am back to share a tad more insight into the characters from my WIP. I know I already said this, but huge thanks to everyone who read and commented on Monday's post - it's been great connecting with so many people, and I am enjoying your blogs immensely!
So, today's challenge is to introduce two characters using dialogue ONLY. Boy, has this been a challenge! I would say dialogue is a strength of mine, but when you take out thoughts and internalization, it looks a lot different! I have noticed that people have interpreted this challenge different ways - and that is kind of what I love about it. When I initially read today's challenge, I read it to mean that we should write characters introducing themselves to each other, not to the people reading, and I have seen a few people do it this way, so I'm going to stick with it!
On that note, this scene is partially lifted from my WIP, but cut down to remove most of the actions and thoughts. (Excuse the few at the beginning! I hope it's okay!)
"So, what's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?"
I looked straight into his deep, brown eyes and said, “What makes you think I’m a nice girl?”
“You’re drinking Smirnoff Ice out of a glass, not a bottle with a straw.”
I laughed out loud at his assessment, “That’s all your basing it on?”
“Drinking out of a glass is very classy for this place.”
"Oh come on now, I'm not the only woman who drinks from a glass in here."
"Maybe not, but you're the only one I noticed. And the only one I saw staring at me."
"I wasn't staring. I was just...looking."
"I didn't mind you....looking. But I like to know who is looking at me."
"Well your introduction skills are severely lacking! You're supposed to tell me your name, and hope I don't slap you for mocking the fact that I was staring."
"I thought you were only looking?"
"Shut up, what's your name?"
"I'm Callum. Cal to my mates."
"Well, it's nice to meet you, Callum. I'm Shannen."
P.S I am on a mini holiday at the moment, so I will read as many posts as I can today, and try to do the rest when I get home tomorrow!