Tuesday Tales: Around the House with Laris

All righty, I am back and on my new blogging schedule. The first and third Tuesday after IWSG Wednesday, I am bringing you all into Teorre, the world of my manuscript, now titled Fractured Princess!

Quick summary: I did a Twitter poll, and the people loved it. I knew I should have renamed my manuscript that, but for some reason, I listened to my sister and didn't for a couple of years. In fact, Fractured Princess was the title I had in place for the sequel, so I didn't want to give it up for a reason.

But anyway, using the Gotham Character Questionnaire, I've been asking my characters the following question. The last one was quite some time ago it feels, but I never got around to Laris, and I want to know what he has to say about it. So, let's see.

What is in your character's refrigerator right now? On [his] bedroom floor? On [his] nightstand? In [his] garbage can?

Oh my. Well, I suppose I must answer, but 'tis a tad embarrassing. Though I am a prince, do not let that fool you. I am quite messy. The refrigerator is not my doing, howbeit. The nursemaids have a lot of mouths to feed in the manor, and thus you cannot see the bottom for all of the meats and bags of sheep's milk and broths. The primary cuisine of the northern regions of the Isle Continent are stews, and Ghulien* eats quite often. This order shall last us nearly...nine days.

My room is indeed my doing. I have a habit of disrobing and leaving my clothes where I stood. I know Cyan believes clean floors make for a living watch--is that how he says it? Howbeit, I am half his size and a Sprite; therefore I am much nimbler than he. I can easily step over my things and get to my door in less than four seconds. I stack my practice bolts in my window sill. A bird flew in earlier and knocked them over, thus half of those now reside on my floor. Ghuli is currently laughing at my room for attracting animals.

My nightstand and trash bin may be the cleaner portions of my room.  A picture of my wife sits atop a stack of letters from her and my son. They are all that occupy my nightstand. I just emptied my trash of broken bolts and...feathers. My lady is quite literally in tears laughing at me now.

*This post occurred before I changed Ghuli's name to Jonnie*


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If those birds start nesting in your room, it might be time for a cleaning.
Well, now you'll need a title for the second book.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

lol I thought it would be funny to have a messy prince. ;)

Yes, that is my next hurdle. It will pop up eventually, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're going with this title. It has a great catch to it.

I have a feeling that a prince would be a bit messy if left to their own accord. I mean, look at my kids...and they aren't royalty :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Can't wait for the novella Feathers and Broken Bolts. Who's with me?

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Hehe Thank you!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Lol!! I like that.

Heather R. Holden said...

Love Laris already. A messy prince sounds like such a fun character to write about!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

I love writing Laris. XD