February 2019: Hardest Character
~ Marie Dry ~
Who was your hardest character to write? And why?
Marie Dry said:
Susannah from Alien Captured, she had been trapped on a farm without technology her whole life. If I didn’t take care she could’ve come across as passive or too ignorant. Showing why she had no idea of how technology worked and laughed at the idea of aliens monitoring communication devices, when she believed they worked with invisible wires, was difficult. I wanted the reader to realize how hard she’d tried, under difficult circumstances to become ‘a seafaring frog’. Those who read the book will understand the reference.
[Scifi Alien Romance]
In a bleak future, where government systems are breaking down and poverty and violence reign, on an abandoned farm in Montana, Susannah had a simple plan. She’d capture an alien, sell him to the resistance, and use the money to save her son.
Instead, Susannah had an arrogant alien trapped in a pit who acted as if she was the prisoner. He wanted to kill her dog and insisted she should care for the wound he sustained when he fell into the pit she dug to trap him. On top of that, she had no way to know if the resistance got her message. Every day that passed, she doubted her decision to hand Azagor over to the resistance.
But her son, her baby, was being held by people who considered him unclean because he was conceived out of wedlock—and time was running out.
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