Wordfreak and Worddiva
In Conversation with their Creator
Wordfreak: *groaning with hands on head* I thought this was going to be a three-way flirt-session…at the very least a Scrabble-session. Not some silly interview.
The Creator and Worddiva ignore Wordfreak’s outburst.
Worddiva (professional as ever): Was it easy, to write our story?
Creator: It was too easy. I could picture the two of you so clearly that I was afraid that I would never write other couples so well. But I did and I have. Although, you two will always be my favorites…You both are my first.
Worddiva: Aw! *hugs and kisses*
Wordfreak: *hug and smacking kiss too* My turn. Ever been caught with your pants down?
Worddiva: *groany eye-roll*
Wordfreak: What? If it’s my turn to ask a question then I can ask any bloody kind of question I want. So, once again, have you ever been caught with your pants down?
Creator: Yes, once. A very long time ago, thankfully, so I am not quite as red-faced as I used to be back then.
Worddiva: What do you love about the romance genre?
Wordfreak butts in: Sunshine’s talking about romance? Where is that Blue Moon?
Creator: I love that they are character-driven books and that they have happy endings. I dislike books that end in tragedy. Although there are some lovely tragedies I have read and not run straight for the hills after, like Romeo and Juliet.
Wordfreak: Favorite fashion label…and don’t you dare scoff, ladies.
Creator: Of what, Mr. Fashionista? Clothes, shoes, bags…?
Wordfreak: Forget it, you don’t care. Sunshine doesn’t care…or so she pretends.
Worddiva: *eyebrows rising* When have I ever wanted to be a “branded” woman?
Wordfreak: So you don’t love that mauve babydoll I got you? And the yellow negligee…
Worddiva: Goodness! Let’s discuss those later, when we’re alone. What inspires you?
Creator: Right now, everything inspires me from taking my dog for a walk in the woods to washing the dishes…or discussions about sleepwear.
Wordfreak: *high-fiving the Creator* Mumbai, New York or London?
Creator: My bed, my room, my home…wherever it happens to be geographically.
Wordfreak: *leery smirk* I like beds too. Really big ones with lots of…ahem…rolling space.
Creator: *shaking head* you are a naughty one, aren’t you? My bed is where I am most productive…OMG! *blush-blush* Okay, that didn’t come out right. I meant that I do most of my writing there. I know…I know…bad for posture but brilliant for the prose.
Worddiva: Why make us meet on the WWW over a game of Scrabble?
Creator: A case of familiarity breeding the imagination, I think. At the time I started writing your story, three people I knew had met and were dating their partners online across continents. All three are now happily married to the same partners, much like the two of you. I am also a Scrabble addict and have been known to play 30 games at a time online.
Worddiva: So what’s next?
Creator: Working on your brother and BFF’s story now.
Worddiva: *staring in shock* Goodness! But he is the fuddiest-duddy in all of Dallas…and she’s the party-princess of South Asia…Whatever can they have in common?
Creator: Be patient. You’ll find out. I am creating magic for them too.
Wordfreak: BOO! Hahahahahaha! I told you! I told you on our wedding night that something was cooking between those two. I was right and you were wrong. I was right! And you, Sunshine, have a lot to learn about romance still.
Worddiva: *disgusted look* Grow up, idiot!
Creator: Dear god, please stop bickering. Anymore questions?
Wordfreak: Personal motto?
Creator: Same as yours…Live Clean. Live Green. LIVE. And I think that wraps it up nicely.
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