Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 15 September (Character interview: Sophie from Shape-shifter’s Tale)

My name is Sophie. In all of the worlds I know, I am one of three children. There is me, and there is Helen, and then Francis Patrick. We were all born in the teens of the century, … the century that’s been, the twentieth. All three of us remember the Great War, though very dimly. I remember the glancing light in father’s saloon, against the mirrors, and the strange visitors. 

I don’t know whence came those mirrors, but I do know that I learned their secret rather early. It was no secret to me, at least, and mother and father both looked at me with their sly expression; Francis Patrick had a touch of it too, but only a touch.


As I begin revisions on The Shape-shifter’s Tale, I will be posting character interview excerpts for the main cast of the novel. This week’s excerpt comes from the interview with Sophie, the narrator’s great-aunt.

Weekend Writing Warriors offers eight-sentence excerpts from a variety of writers; see the other excerpts here.

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6 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 15 September (Character interview: Sophie from Shape-shifter’s Tale)

  1. FCEtier says:

    The secret of the mirrors.
    Great hook, makes readers want to know more.
    Well done!

  2. daezarkian says:

    Elegant prose, wonderful details, captivating snippet. Great stuff!

  3. A fascinating tale and the mirrors are an intriguing new element. Great snippet!

  4. All the worlds? Connection with the mirrors?

  5. burnsmillie says:

    Oh golly, what does she see in the mirrors?

  6. I wander what the mirrors are all about. Are the visitors going out of them?

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