What is your name and can you tell us something about you?
I’m Rapha Golden. You could call me a “shadow.”
What does a “shadow” do? I mean, you don’t look like someone incorporeal. You stand here, and actually, look pretty handsome.
Oh – thank you. – Well, to be honest, all of us “shadows” are handsome. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to do what we’re doing.
You said “all of us shadows.” You mean, there are more than “just” you?
Of course, there are more than just me. There are thousands and thousands more. Let me think. At the last counting, we were 496’722.
How can you keep track of all of them so exactly?
This is a secret. I’m sorry, but I’m mandatory to keep certain things to myself.
Of course. But can you tell me what a “shadow’s” job is?
Yes, this I can.
We are living amongst people. Most don’t see us – but some sense us. For the ones who can see us and even talk to us, we are handsome, friendly, amazing strangers. To the ones that sense us, they just take in our friendliness and what we “let them feel.” For all others, we are designed to get as close as possible and whisper into their ears.
Wait a second: You are “designed” to whisper into human ears? Do I understand this correctly?
–laughs again —
This is correct. But we don’t whisper nice things… it’s more the opposite. With our whispering, our influence, our advice and silent suggestions, we are steering humans into the dark direction; onto our side.
You are talking about the “dark side”… evil things? You are influencing humans to do bad things that might cause them ending up in hell?
Of course, dear lady. I could even do this with you.
HA HA HA – Yes, sure! Like I would let this happen!
There’s nothing you can do Aurora Jean.
Of course, I can. Don’t forget: I can sense you, I can see you, I can talk to you, I made you and I can easily make you disappear again.
Oh yes, Rapha Golden…. you are my creature. You are one of my characters, and as handsome as you are – It wouldn’t cost me more than a couple of mouse clicks to let you disappear.
Would you mind not using words like this in my office? We are not in your favorite cave here.
You! You b^%$*
That’s what I mean… this interview is over. Oh – you are sooooo going to pay for this in my book!
My apologies for Rapha’s inappropriate language. I just “discovered” him and thought it would be kind of fun to introduce him. Apparently he screwed it up.
I hope you had at least a little fun “meeting” him.
A. J. Alexander