Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Musings #12 - What Character Wears This Shirt?


Yesterday, I picked up this nifty shirt. Even when I'm not reading zombie stories, I have zombies on the brain! This morning I wondered what fictional character would wear this shirt. In 200 words or less, give me your best character profile.

Here's mine:

Curt James is 65 years old. A retired army officer and a Korean War veteran, he likes to build military dioramas. Six one and wiry, with tortoise shell glasses, he still catches the ladies’, even though he walks with a slight limp from a skiing accident years ago. Who can resist his dreamy Elvis eyes? Well, his ex-wife Marjorie could, but you can’t blame him for that; twenty years of marriage and she’d walk out the door this last June, suspecting him of having an affair. Really, he was training at a secret government facility to head back to Korea where he’d been stationed during the first war. Curt knows the terrible, dark secret the government has been hiding from the public and he doesn’t like it – not one bit. But when his country calls him to duty, he answers, even though the idea of cleaning up the army’s mess leaves a sour taste in his mouth; he didn’t like hunting zoms the first time in Korea and he wasn’t going to like it now.

5 comments:

Sandra Tyler said...

hey, you gotta run with this character, he's great! And seems you're already onto a story. You'll have to hook up with my writing workshop hop some time too... So glad to see you back in action. Have missed you!

anarchist said...

Hi,

Apologies for the off-topic comment, but I couldn't find a contact email for you.

A while ago I put out an ebook of my writing, called The New Death and others. It's a collection of short pieces, mostly dark fantasy.

I was wondering if you'd be interested in doing a review on your blog.

If so, please email me: news@apolitical.info. Let me know what file format is easiest for you, and I'll send you a free copy.

You can download a sample from the ebook's page on Smashwords:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/92126

I'm also happy to do interviews, guest posts, or giveaways. Just let me know what you'd prefer.

Yours,
James.

Rich said...

Am I the only one who thinks this wide range of emotional expression mimics Kristen Stewart’s emotional range as an actress almost verbatim.

Anonymous said...

I like this T-shirt were i can buy one?

Anonymous said...

I have homemade butaforie that helps me in writing!