Raoul’s Interview

Interview Questions for Raoul from my book ‘Fliers’

Can you tell me your full name please?

I don’t know… can you? Name’s Raoul.

How old are you?

Old.

What race are you?

Well, I’m a fairy. So. There’s that.

Gender?

Male

What is your favorite animal? And why?

I really like owls. Their eyes freak me out and I love it.

What’s your favorite color? And why?

Red. And good thing cause that’s my wings colors. Maybe that’s why I like red.. Hmm..

What’s your favorite season, and why?

Any season that isn’t cold. I don’t do well with cold.

What did you want to be when you grew up and why?

A bachelor. Oh wait, I still am that. Awesome.

What would you dress up for halloween?

I like dressing up as a spider, you know, putting black pipe cleaners on my back and scaring the crap out of Syd. Sometimes, I don’t even wait for Halloween.

Do you have a favorite movie? Why?

Not really. Syd and I have never really been movie watchers. We like music more.

Favorite kind of music? Why?

I listen to Syd’s classical music, which is alright. But I prefer more upbeat stuff that I can dance too. I’m a really great dancer.

Where did you grow up and did you like it?

I grew up in Cali and it was gorgeous. The weather was perfect, aside from the occasional earthquake. I miss it when it starts snowing here.

What was your first job?

What’s a job?

How do you feel about kids?

No kids. They would ruin my image for the ladies too much. I know most males in my tribe live to have kids and continue their generations, but, I’ve never wanted that.

Marriage?

Uh, I refer you to my previous answer.

What is your proudest accomplishment? Why were you proud?

Getting a splinter out of my hand that was seriously in there for like a month! It hurt so bad…

Anything you’ve done that you are ashamed of? Why?

I blew this one girl off years ago at a Vila Prah, because of some reason I can’t even remember now. I remember seeing the look on her face when I completely dissed her to hang out with another girl. She is married now with a kid. Everytime I see her around though, it’s really awkward.

Any talents or skills that you can boast about?

I can fly really fast, but everyone knows about that. I tried playing a musical instrument once, and I was pretty good. The whole tree found out about it and tried to get me to join bands. I play sometimes, but I would rather dance and flirt. *laughs*

If you could go anywhere in the world, where you go? Why?

Australia. CRIKEY!

How do you want to die, if you could choose.

In a blaze of fire, as I save everyone from a burning tree. As I lie there on the ground, gasping my last breath, everyone is chanting my name and cheering me on. Ah yes. But, it would be even better if that happened and I didn’t die, and could go on living as a hero for the rest of my life. Yep.

What’s your stance on abortion?

No stance.

What are some bad habits that you have?

I don’t have any. Although, I know most fairies here think I’m too obsessed with my looks. When that’s how you get by, you kinda have to be. Jerks.

What is your ideal life partner traits? And what orientation do you prefer?

I’m 100% straight and no life partner, please.

On a scale of 1 – 10, what is your self confidence level?

Definitely a 10.

What’s your favorite food? Why?

Fruit! And more specifically, mango. I could live off mango for the rest of time.

Have you ever done anything illegal? What was it?

Only what Syd dragged me into doing… But they can’t prosecute fairies.

If you could have 3 wishes granted right now, what would they be?

Oh man! Finally a good question! Okay, my first wish is to live forever! So I can do anything and everything and never have to worry about kicking the bucket. My second wish is to own fruit trees that flower and fruit on their own without ever having to take care of them. No fairy will go hungry. And third is to have unlimited wishes because, duh….

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A Special Birth

Seven year old Sydona jumped out of her blue and pink covers and ran downstairs, through the kitchen, the back porch and all the way to the biggest tree in their backyard. Peering inside the center hole in the tree, there was a big crowd of fairies gathered around one female fairy with a rounded tummy. She was lying on her back on top of a block of carved wood with flowers blanketing it. Sydona grinned as she rested her chin on her hands that were folded over the wooden hole.

“Is it happening already?” her mother’s voice announced softly behind her.

Sydona nodded her head excitedly. “I hope it’s a boy!”

The pregnant fairy took notice of Sydona and smiled through her labor pains.

“Why do you want it to be a boy?” Evelyn squatted down next to her and they took turns to witness the miracle.

“Because I already have a name picked out!” Sydona squealed.

Evelyn laughed. “Sweetie, I think Cherish would like to name her own baby,” she caressed Sydona’s short blonde hair.

Just then, everyone gathered even closer to Cherish and one fairy in particular was there to deliver the newborn. Several minutes later a tiny crying baby was being swaddled in a soft blue cloth that looked as if it was scrapes of her old baby blankets. It wasn’t any bigger than her thumb nail.

Sydona could barely sit still in anticipation. “Well?”

Cherish was handed the baby and answered. “He’s a boy.”

“I knew it!” Sydona hugged her mom.

The crowd parted in order to give Sydona a good look at him.

“He’s so small…” she whispered in awe.

“And he’s yours, once you turn eight,” Evelyn said.

“I can’t wait!” she focused on the tiny fairy baby with a full head of brown hair and tiny red wings that popped over the blue blanket. “We’re going to have the bestest adventures ever, Raoul!” ##