Interview with one of my characters

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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? 

–laughs–

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? 

–sardonically grinning–

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. 

What?

 

 

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. 

F%$#*

 

 

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

Love And Hate

Imagine there’s wonderful love in your life,

All of a sudden it turns into strife.

Future, perspective, all of it gone

And you’ve got no idea what you have done.

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You start learning, what you had was but lies

and love, hope and memories, it all dies.

Life seems a blur and you’re walking through hell

And all there’s left is an empty shell.

*

This was the man who asked you for your hand

he wanted to marry you he said; a future on sand…

You fly across the world, wearing bubble pink specs

while all he ever wanted was sex.

*

To the same time, and that really makes you sick

he tells you again, if he could, you were the one he would pick!

The man is a liar, a sociopath of worst sort

And here you realize what he did was just tort!

*

Confidence, trust and beauty are void

All emotions in you are badly destroyed.

All he’s ever done was lie and screw

Shadows creep out of the darkness in you.

*

Anger and rage concentrate in your heart

tearing all emotions inside you apart.

You feel used, humiliated, hurt to be told of

him spreading word it was a “one-sided” love.

*

An emotion of darkness and terrible black,

crawls up in you, spreads out on skin and back.

You try to identify it, simply and clear

it’s neither pain, nor anger, nor is it fear.

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It’s darker, it’s blacker, it’s shadow land.

You can’t control it, it gets out of hand.

Then you identify it, almost too late

what you’re feeling now is purest hate.

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Ask yourself now, will I permit

that hatred will take over my whit?

That no matter what he’s done wrong…

is he really worth an emotion this strong?

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Won’t it be better to keep my heart clear

of an emotion this poisonous and queer?

Probably yes, is the answer I trench

And still my inside wants revenge!

*

Thank God – I’m a writer… is all I can think

in my book I can make his testicles shrink,

I can shoot, drown and hang him, I know it’s quite tough!

My pen will avenge me – that will be enough.

*****

(March 4, 2016, Copyright Aurora Jean Alexander)

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