Weekend Writing Warriors (Sunday 16 October 2016): The Clone’s Complaint (character interview)

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I know who she was. I’m bigger, I’m stronger, I’m faster. If Naime were to come back from beyond the stars and meet me as one mortal to another, I could beat her in any fair fight, including swinging a sledgehammer. I can outrun her, outrow her, certainly outlast her in any contest on land or air or sea.

I’m only human and only mortal and nobody in particular, but I have studied this frame and I know what I can do with it. I’ve made it mine, this house on earth. 

I’m a bigger woman than she was at this age. 


The clone considers her glorious progenitor, and decides in her own favor. Character interview for NaNoWriMo 2016 project The Clone’s Complaint. 

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6 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors (Sunday 16 October 2016): The Clone’s Complaint (character interview)

  1. Feisty! But practical, having done all that self knowledge work and study. Interesting snippet!

  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I chose the opposite route for the clone in my current work: although an alien assassin, she’s also petite and naive.

  3. Diane Burton says:

    What confidence! Great snippet.

  4. Self-assurance is itself a good tool. Nice.

  5. I like the confidence, but I think Naime might have some tricks up her sleeve.

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