Hello everybody in the blogosphere. Today I have a character interview with a victim who was killed in a supposed accident, sixteen years before A Journey of Faith was set. I feel that this interview is important, because the answers to my questions will help to move the story forward. So, without further ado, Iâ€™d like to welcome my character Diana Peabody.
Ann: Before we get started, Iâ€™d like to say how much I appreciate you stopping by.
Dianna: My pleasure. I know this is important, but just remember, I wonâ€™t spoil anything, so you may not like some of my answers.
Ann: I understand. Now, letâ€™s get started with the first question.
Dianna: Go ahead.
Ann: What would mentally destroy you?
â€œDianna, Going blind. Youâ€™re blind yourself, so donâ€™t you think thatâ€™s worth having a mental breakdown over?
Ann: No, Iâ€™ve been blind all my life, but a character from another story of mine lost her sight five years ago.
Dianna: Why donâ€™t you ask her these questions?
Ann: Iâ€™ll do that when the time comes. Now back to my questions. How do you feel about your parents?
Dianna: What kind of question is that? I love both my parents. Itâ€™s not their fault I chose to climb the stepping stones. I decided to do it before I lost my sight completely and I paid the consequences.
Ann: I have to disagree with the last part of your second sentence. It wasnâ€™t your fault you slipped off the top step of the stone staircase. Someone deliberately placed oil on that step. If the oil hadnâ€™t been there, youâ€™d still be alive today.
Dianna: You couldnâ€™t prove it by me. I didnâ€™t see anything on those steps, so I guess you could say I took a leap of faith and climbed them blindly. How do you like that!
Ann: When did you feel completely loved and accepted for who you were?
Dianna: I always felt loved and accepted by my parents and my brother. I even felt excepted by the outside world, until I lost my sight. You know what happened then! If you donâ€™t, you need to have Becca read my diary.
Ann: What caused you to lose your sight?
Dianna: Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Ann: I see. What would have to happen to make you speak out or defend a stranger in public?
Dianna: I donâ€™t believe you have the audacity to ask me this! If someone bullied another person with a disability, you bet Iâ€™d speak out in that personâ€™s defense, no matter whether I knew him or not. Before I lost my sight, I was always the friendly type, lending a helping hand wherever I could, but I quit dealing with people long before my accident.
Ann: What do you lie about?
Dianna: All my secrets are in my diary, I told you.
Ann: I donâ€™t have access to your diary yet, so youâ€™ll have to tell me these things.
Dianna: Oh no! If I did that, Iâ€™d be spoiling your story. Do you want me to do that?
Ann: I guess not. Anyway, on to my next question. Do you need friends?
Dianna: Who doesnâ€™t? My family became my friends when I started losing my sight, because I couldnâ€™t trust anybody in the outside world, especially not my boss! I definitely had enemies at work.
Ann: What physical thing do you fear most? Let me guess, blindness. Right?
Diana: you got it! I also feared Wildebeest, because he could be a bully, though you already know that by talking to Becca.
Ann: If you could have chosen to spend your last day alive with one person, past or present, who would that person be?
Dianna: I donâ€™t know, I didnâ€™t have time to think about that. I guess itâ€™d be my father, because no matter what happened, he believed in me.
Ann: What is your defining strength?
Dianna: I guess Iâ€™ll never know that, will I? You killed me off, before I had a chance to discover who I really am.
Ann: I had to have a victim. If not you, then who would it have been?
Dianna: Donâ€™t apologize to me, find my killer and youâ€™ll have the answers you need. Thatâ€™s another secret I kept in my diary, too.
Ann: Would you have been able to work for someone else, if you hadnâ€™t fallen off the top of the stepping stones?
Dianna: Weâ€™ll never know, will we?
Ann: Okay, I see you donâ€™t have an answer for that one. So, letâ€™s move on. Do you have a positive or negative body image?
Dianna: Now wait a minute, I didnâ€™t say I didnâ€™t have an answer to the question before, I just didnâ€™t want to embarrass myself. I could have worked for someone else if given the chance. But since I lost my sight, thereâ€™s no way to know.
As for your next question, I was skinny and I had a pretty face, so I guess you could say my body image was positive, until I lost my sight. After that, I thought I looked ugly.
Ann: Who or what would you die for if your life hadnâ€™t been taken so suddenly?
Dianna: Iâ€™d die to save my family farm. That Kingsley fellow had no right to take our farm. I mean we made the payments when we could. Thatâ€™s why I helped Jason and Zac solve the previous mystery, but you wouldnâ€™t know about that until you hear what Jason has to say for his book. I used what little I earned in that case to help pay off the farm, but apparently it wasnâ€™t enough. Youâ€™ll learn all about that later on, so I wonâ€™t spoil it for you.
Ann: Before your supposed accident, did you have a plan for the future?
Dianna: No, I took one day at a time. Any plans I made for the future slipped through my hands, the moment I started going blind.
Ann: What would you think, if you could see me now?
Dianna: I see you now, and I think youâ€™re a nosey writer, pumping me for information, before your readers discover the truth I hid in my diary. Goodbye! (She disappears in a flash).
Hereâ€™s to another fun and interesting conversation with my victim. I hope youâ€™ve enjoyed it. Until next time, happy reading and writing.
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