As part of the I'm Hearing Voices Blogfest, we are getting to know our characters. This is something that is difficult to do especially when we write everyday. We always figure we will figure it out later.
So, today, I'm going to interview my toughest character. Her name is Crystal and she's an incredibly smart coder, however, people view her as a second class citizen because she's deaf.
Crystal: I'm not sure I want to say. Doesn't that make me more vulnerable?
Clarissa: Well, who would know? Only the people who read this blog...and really, no one reads it.
Crystal: (eyes her suspiciously)
Clarissa: All right then, what do people believe about you that is false?
Crystal: That one's easy, it's that I'm stupid because I'm deaf. The truth is, I'm a great programer. In fact, I'm hacking into your iPad as we speak...
Clarissa: You are?
Crystal: No, of course not. You don't even own an iPad.
Clarissa: Oh, that's true. What would your best friend say is your fatal flaw?
Crystal: Sophia? I guess she would say I fall for the wrong men.
Crystal: Because I do. Really, any man who pays any attention to me, I'm there's. Well, in the past I was, not anymore.
Clarissa: What would the same friend say is your one redeeming quality?
Crystal: I will do anything to help out anyone, even if it means breaking the law.
Clarissa: Oh, I suppose that's a good thing. What do you want most?
Crystal: What do I want most? I want recognition. Not just for me but for all the deaf out there that work hard and get abused because of the fact we're deaf. I want people to realise that we're not stupid.