Thursday, April 05, 2012

A-Z E is for Extravaganza (of Characters)

From Wikipedia
I had a marvellous response to my C for Character post. These were some of the suggestions you put forward as being characters with great depth and interest in literature:

  • Meg Powers (The President's Daughter) by Ellen Emerson White
  • Meg Murry (A Wrinkle in Time)
  • Nancy Drew
  • Jo (Little Women)
  • Sturm Majere (Drangonlance)
  • Ignatius J. Reilly (A Confederacy of Dunces) 
  • Heidi
  • Laura Ingails Wilder's characters (think Little House on the Prairie)
  • Agent Prendergast (Present and Childs)
  • Odd Thomas (from author Dean Koontz)
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Tom Ripley
So here's a CHALLENGE, oh you imaginative ones. Pick TWO (or any other of your favorite characters) and imagine what they might say to each other. 
I'll start:

Ignatius: "I dust a bit...in addition, I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip."

Winnie: "Yum, cheese dip with hunny. But don't forget that when having a smackerel of something with a friend, don't eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out."

Hmmm...these two characters could have a great conversation.