Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Author Spotlight - Character Interview with Rebekah from When Shadows Fall
Tina-- Rebekah, do you mind if we talk about When Shadows Fall?
Rebekah -- Oh it's you… my creator. Perhaps you should tell the story.
Tina-- It would be better coming from you.
Rebekah -- I'll have to hurry. The steward is taking me to my godfather, President Lincoln.
Tina -- It must be wonderful meeting with him?
Rebekah -- It will be lovely. But… We are in the midst of a Civil War and I've come to ask for his help to get my husband, Robert Montgomery, out of a Yankee Prison.
Tina -- I'm sorry.
Rebekah -- "Why are you sorry? You wrote it that way.
Tina-- Oh yeah.
Rebekah -- It's dreadfully hot in here? And someone dressed me in wool.
Tina-- I'm sorry about that too. But we writers have to give our characters conflict.
Rebekah -- My concern is how much conflict. Will things work out?"
Tina -- I believe so. You're strong and smart.
Rebekah -- Will Abraham help me with Robert?
Tina -- I believe… Hey, I'm the one asking the questions.
Rebekah -- I'm sorry. I just wished I could be on my way. There's a man staring at me.
Tina -- A man is staring at you?
Rebekah -- yes, he acts like he's not but…
Tina --- maybe you should tell the steward.
Rebekah -- (stealing glances) He's looking at me in an odd manner. Almost as if he knows me… Oh my… I… It can't be.
Rebekah -- (Fighting to get her hat on) Him?
Tina -- Him?
Rebekah -- Oh… I don't know. And the steward has led me into the hall and now I can't see to make sure. It sure looked like him. You know, can't you tell me?
Tina (with a woeful sigh)-- I can't. We writers aren't supposed to inject ourselves into the story with omniscient comments. Who do you think it is?
Rebekah (sighing) Someone I thought I'd never see again. Matthew. My first love.
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