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My Characters in Quarantine

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Greeting, friends!

I know most of us are practicing social distancing right now, or are in full-blown quarantine. (And I applaud you! Props for flattening the curve, and all that.) So I thought it would be fun to ask my characters what they would be doing if they were stuck in quarantine.


Willow, from A Book Without Dragons
“Getting caught up on reading! Reading some new books if I could get them, but if not then rereading the old ones is great, too.”


Ellsie from The World That Forgot How to Dance
“There’s actually a lot of exercises you can do from a small space that’ll make you a better dancer. Having a huge stage is fun, but spending some time really focusing on the basics never hurts.”


Snowiks from A Book Without Dragons
“I wouldn’t be at home. I’m an essential employee.”
[Hannah] – “Yeah, I know, but that’s not the point of the blog post. If you weren’t an essential employee—”
“But I am.”
[Hannah] *getting annoyed* “Riiiight, but if you had to be in quarantine…”
“…”
[Hannah] – …
“Essential employees don’t have to stay at home.”
[Hannah] – *sighs* “Never mind.”


Kaeya from The Bard’s Choice
“I’m sure I’d still have customers even if we were in quarantine. I deal mostly in stolen items, so my clientele isn’t overly concerned with breaking rules. I might have to meet with them outside of my normal shop. And I’d tell them to keep six feel away, of course.”


Denise from The World That Forgot How to Dance
“Well, classes are all online, right? So I’d just keep going to school. I’d miss having the library, but for the most part things would be okay.”


Teera from Sisters, a Sorceress, Curses, and Songs
“I’ve always wanted to give gardening a try. And if the quarantine goes longer than expected, we’d have a lot of vegetables.”


Emilin from Sisters, a Sorceress, Curses, and Songs
“Pft. Practicing, obviously. We could get a lot of new songs written.” *pause* “What do you mean Teera said gardening?”


 

I hope you are all staying safe and finding ways to keep yourselves entertained and in high spirits! (Also – I don’t condone Kaeya’s response. She’s a bit of a workaholic. Juuuuust take a break.)

My Characters as Birds

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Hi everyone! I’m in a ‘just for funsies’ mood, so I’ve paired some of my characters up with the birds that best represents their personalities. Enjoy!


Jasper

(From A Book Without Dragons)

Blue Jay

From afar, blue jays are beautiful to look at, but DO NOT mess with them! Seriously, have you ever been dive-bombed by a blue jay? It’s pretty scary. I could have picked a hawk or something for Jasper, but the blue jay fits better, because 90% of the time, Jasper is just a really chill guy. However, in the presence of a real threat, I absolutely wouldn’t want to get in his way. Read the rest of this entry

My Characters Decorating Trees

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Memo to All Characters: With the approaching winter holidays, I will be providing each of you with a small pine tree. Please submit your proposals for how you wish to decorate it so I can supply the appropriate ornaments.

Your friendly neighborhood alter-ego

~ Hannah Barbeck.

 

Willow (From A Book Without Dragons)

“I just want lights, please. No ornaments.”

[Hannah: That doesn’t sound like you…]

“And a sophisticated circuit board and programming equipment so I can make the lights spell out seasonal messages and change colors and respond to voice commands.”

[Hannah: Okay, that sounds like you.]

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My Characters Enjoying Summer Activities

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This post contains characters from the following:
The World That Forgot How to Dance
No More Heroes
A Book Without Dragons
Across Silence and Darkness (Featured in the upcoming anthology Coven)

In honor of the glorious month known as August, I asked my characters to choose their favorite Summer activity. (Also, this’ll be by first time letting the characters from my just-announced upcoming novel–A Book Without Dragons–show their pretty faces on the internet. Say hi, everybody!)


 

Ellsie
(From The World That Forgot How to Dance)

“Stargazing. Or really, anything that happens late at night and outside. Since I normally practice my dancing at night (it’s just safer that way) I associate the night with all of the feelings that go along with dance.”


Zen
(From No More Heroes)

“Planning next year’s classes. It’s nice to have the space to really analyze what worked last year and what didn’t.”

[Hannah: Wow. Sounds… fun.]

“I wear flip flips while I do it.”  Read the rest of this entry

My Characters and things they love <3

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This post features characters from my stories
No Spoilers

Memo: To All Characters

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’d like each of you to tell me one thing that you love. (For those of you from fantasy worlds, or otherwise unfamiliar with this holiday, please see the attached pamphlet.) Before you worrisome types stress out, this is not supposed to be the thing you love most. Just say one random thing that makes your heart go all a-flutter.

Those who participate will receive a choice of the following: 1.) a fancy cupcake, 2.) a foot massage, or 3.) a free pass on one of these little activities in the future. But of course I’m just kidding about #3. Some of you are so gullible… Read the rest of this entry

My Characters Ordering Winter Beverages

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Well, I don’t know about you guys, but my corner of the world has been feeling the full wrath of January weather this past week. As a daydreaming topic one chilly morning, I asked all of my characters what their favorite hot beverage was. Here are some of the answers. As usual, my alter-ego Hannah interjected whenever it suited her. Her words are in the [brackets].

~*~

Rodney from School Spirit 

“Hot apple cider. With a cinnamon stick, please!”

~*~

Lisa from Ball Girl 

“Chai tea with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream melted in it.” Read the rest of this entry

My Characters as Flowers

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In honor of it finally being springtime (Yay! I can’t even tell you how much yay!!) I took a nice long walk and found flowers that reminded me of various characters.

I normally link to the stories, but… I’m feeling lazy just now (I should be writing the climax of a novella this weekend, so I’ve been writing in high gear for a few weeks now. Rewarding. But exhausting.) So, if anyone’s interested in reading any of the stories, I have the links collected here.

Okay. And now for the pretty things.


 

Kaleb – Loved by Numbers

Kaleb Flower

This flower just seemed like such an attention magnet. It could be in a garden of ten other varieties, and yet that would be the one I’d notice, and I’ll bet the flower would just love that. Very much like Kaleb’s attitude pre-story.

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