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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Blog Bash and Six Sentence Sunday

Airlines overbook, and today I did too. I'm participating in a Blog Bash, and every participating author has a character interview posted on her blog. If you'd like to play for some nice prizes, email to get a sheet telling you what to do. You have to get that sheet or you can't play.

My other activity today is Six Sentence Sunday. The interview is first, and then the six sentences.

An Interview With Violet Emerson

Elaine: Good morning. Welcome to WSPD’s Up and Coming Show. I’m Elaine Cantrell, and my guest this morning is Violet Emerson. Violet, who is currently employed by Chef’s Pantry, has big dreams for her future. Violet, welcome to Up and Coming. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Violet: Thank you so much for having me on your show, Elaine. I graduated from Tri-State Tech with a degree in culinary arts. Since that time I’ve been employed by Chef’s Pantry in their bakery department. Marjorie English is the department head, and I’ve learned a lot from her.

Elaine: Oh, I’ve tasted some of Marjorie’s apple pie. It’s to die for.

Violet: (Laughs) I think so too.

Elaine: So, tell us your dream, Violet. That’s what Up and Coming is all about: people who’re going after their dreams.

Violet: I plan to work at Chef’s Pantry for a few years both to practice my craft and save some money. After that I plan to open a catering business with my friend Josh Bailey.

Elaine: (arching eyebrows) Do I smell romance in the air, Violet?

Violet: (blushing) No, Josh is just a friend.

Elaine: (laughs) You remind me of a young Elizabeth Taylor, and your eyes are a wonderful shade of blue. Don’t tell me men don’t notice.

Violet: I don’t know if they notice or not, but my priority is my business.

Elaine: Do you think it’s possible for a woman to have a career and a family at the same time?

Violet: Yes, but first I have to get the career and the man in that order.

Elaine: I like that. You have clear cut goals and a path to achieving them. I’m sure that one day your dream will come true.

Violet: (blushes) Thank you, Elaine. Give me a couple of years, and then call on Bailey-Emerson for all your catering needs.

Elaine: I’ll do that. Thanks for coming.

Violet shakes hand with Elaine and leaves.

Elaine: My next story doesn’t have such a happy ending. Many viewers will remember last week’s guest Matt McCallum. Eighteen months ago Matt achieved his dream when he signed a contract to play football for the Green Bay Packers. His first season with the Packers was phenomenal. He kicked the winning field goal during the last minutes of the Super Bowl to win the game for the Packers.

Last night Matt and his fiancĂ©e Stacey Thomas were driving home from Greenville when a deer ran across the road in front of them. Miss Thomas was uninjured in the resulting crash, but Matt was taken to the hospital with severe injuries to his legs. WSPD learned this morning that surgeons were unable to save his right leg. It was amputated right above his knee. I’m sure all of Matt’s fans wish him a speedy recovery.

We’ll pause for a break, and when we come back, Bart Ridgeway will tell us about his dream.

Six Sentence Sunday
In this excerpt, Violet tells her friend Marjorie that Matt asked her to sleep with him, and she said no. Marjorie asks if Matt was angry about it.

“No, he wasn’t. He said he was a big boy and knew how to
handle no.”

“Then why are you unhappy this morning? I saw Matt
earlier, and he didn’t look upset at all.”

“I’m unhappy because I said no!” Violet vehemently

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Carolyn Rosewood said...

Sounds interesting!

Ginger Simpson said...

Can you say "over achiever?"

Your six makes me wonder if she'll give in an say yes next time. Good job.

Jessica K said...

You sure are busy! Good for you. Great six, showing through realistic dialogue what the character is really feeling.

Lindsay said...

Love the six.

Sandy Ruth said...

This raises an interesting question. Will Violet have an opportunity to say "yes" next time?

AllureVanSanz said...

::Grins:: Busy bee.

Great six.

All my best,