1) Tell us about the stories you write/the story you have written for the event.
Violet: It’s about me, of course.
Me: As you’ll notice, my characters literally leap off the page so you can hear them loud and clear.
Violet: I was living in a town that worshipped Halloween like there was no other feast. I hated all that meaningless dressing up. I mean, come on! Vampires in capes? Glowing skeletons? Where are we? The Middle Ages?
Me: It’s real, Violet!
Violet: Halloween, no. The supernatural creatures, yes. I got to find out how dangerous they really are and if they darkness didn’t try to conquer the world, I wouldn’t have to save it! Of course, one time wasn’t enough—”
“Shh! You aren’t going to tell them the entire storyline!”
“Right. I got carried away. Anyhow, enjoy the ride! I’ve got to catch a rabbit now…”
2) What do you plan on writing next?
Me: Ah, characters. Always busy, huh? Let’s move along.
My next stop will be a banshee story. There are so few banshee stories, but contrary to the mythology of the creature, mine will be different. Forget the screaming old ladies that break glasses and make you bleed. My girl will set things right. Set in a supernatural world where shifters and healers reign, she’s expected to receive her gift and become a healer. Only she becomes a banshee. Oups!
The world’s fate is in her hands, but if she doesn’t accept her fate, the world will drown.
Sounds exciting, yes? Wait until you read it!
3) Do you believe in ghosts?
Me: Not really. Spirits, yes and lost souls, but actual transparent ghosts, no.
Violet: I didn’t believe until I saw my grandmother’s spirit. She came to guide me and advise me when I was just starting. It’s not my fault she cast a spell and I forgot everything about the supernatural world!
4) What is your favorite thing about Halloween?
Me: It might sound silly, but I love the decorations of each house I see and the spooky atmosphere. Pumpkins staring at you, bats and brooms around the house and this somber atmosphere of the half-lit house representing the spirits.
If you close your eyes, you can imagine the veil to the spirit world calling to you.
Violet: Nothing! It’s just an overrated feast where everything is spooky. Even the food! It stares at you, waiting for you to make the wrong move. I don’t trust it.
5) How do you spend your Halloween?
Me: I live in Greece so we don’t have Halloween, but we have another celebration in February that’s similar but in a lighter atmosphere. We dress up, go to parties and eat to our heart’s desires. Violet, on the other hand…
Violet: I prefer to avoid it, but if I have no choice, my sister drags me to the celebration of our town. After I met my best friend who’s a fairy and my boyfriend who’s a rabbit shifter, we spend the day together in the supernatural town with no Halloween atmosphere. Just a day where we enjoy each other’s company. They don’t believe in that celebration, anyway. It’s practically a joke!
About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”