Five Questions, Four Answers

This week’s Writer’s Five.

I punked out on last week’s questions, but I couldn’t pass up the Blade Runner reference in this week’s set. (Answered for Morlock, as usual.)

1 – What would s/he consider the ultimate gift?

Going home.

2 – If s/he could add a day to the week, what s/he name it and why?

They don’t reckon time by weeks in Laent.

3 – Does s/he lick the blood off of his/her wounds or find someone else to do it?

Assuming it had to be done, Morlock would do it himself; his blood would be poisonous to most people.

4 – The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over but it can’t. Not without his/her help. What is his/her opinion of altruism?

He’d flip the tortoise back onto its legs without hesitation if he were sober. He can’t stand the thought of becoming like his rather amoral selfish father. If he were drunk he’d probably get weepy and commiserate with the tortoise, but it might not occur to him to do anything.

5 – What would be his/her song if life had a soundtrack?

“Nowhere Man” by the Beatles. Maybe “The Clocks” from Britten’s Peter Grimes for a closing theme.

About JE

James Enge is the author of the World-Fantasy-Award-nominated novel Blood of Ambrose (Pyr, April 2009). His latest book is The Wide World's End. His short fiction has appeared in Swords and Dark Magic (Harper Collins, 2010), Black Gate, the Stabby-Award-winning anthology Blackguards and elsewhere.
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