Thanks for having me today, Charlie!
Now, I can’t say I believe in horoscopes, but I can’t help finding them fun. Like fortune cookies, only easier to relate to yourself.
Whether or not you believe in them, you probably at least know your astrological sign and which year of the Chinese zodiac you were born in. (Virgo, year of the Tiger for me.) If nothing else, we can read up on them to find out how accurate of off-base their descriptions of us are.
I doubt this is unique to me (I hope it’s not…), but whenever I’m making a new character, they’re not complete until they have an official birth date. Sometimes it takes a while, since they’re not always forthcoming about their history or present state of mind, but once I get a feel for who they are and how they think, I go to my trusty birth date wheel of fortune and pick a day that suits them.
(I have a feeling one day this will lead me, in my contrary nature, to make a character who doesn’t match their birth date horoscope at all.)
Are you done seeing what it says about your own birthday? ‘Cause I know you did. 😉 How did it stack up against reality?
In my new story, Puncture Wounds, we follow two main characters on opposite sides of a brutal battle who are forced to endure and rely on each other for help. Let’s see what the wheel o’ fortune says about them based on their dates of birth:
You are extremely methodical in your thought but you must learn to temper your opinion and accommodate other people’s point of view. Because you are hard working, you may tend to exceed your physical capacity and this may result to a high degree of self criticism. The number 4 is an extreme number, especially in its desire for material success. The combination of energies on your birth date show you are completely ruled by the planet Uranus, and somewhat by the Dragon. These revolutionary and abrupt influences speak of your unconventional nature. You should use these powers to produce things of a down to earth nature, rather than running off into untried or untested areas too soon. You have a very electrical aura about you, which makes you very enticing, very magnetic, not just to members of the opposite sex but also to members of your own sex. Use this energy to achieve success as there is no doubt you will make a great impact in the world.
You have such an excitable energy. There is an overload of energy on your nervous system. Being extremely emotional it is important for you to think carefully before reacting or diving into relationships. At times too you are changeable with decisions. Try to stand firm after taking time to note the pros and cons of any situation or any change that you wish to effect. One good trait that you do exhibit is your self examining nature which shows you do change those traits which need rectification. There may be hidden trials and dangers in your path, deception and treachery from others so be warned and don’t rush madly to any relationship, whether it be business or personal.
As with most astrological profiles, some things stick out and ring truer than others, but there are clues as to what lies in wait for this unusual pair in these readings. If you’ve read the blurb, which profile do you think belongs to which character? What do you think it means for them?
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James is at the end of a long crusade for vengeance against the vampire clan that destroyed everything he held dear. He has Ren, the final and most dangerous of them all, cornered at last in London. But victory remains just out of reach when Ren sets a feral vampire on James and makes his escape. With no other leads, James is forced to take in the feral until he can use its connection to its sire to track down Ren. But in caring for the vampire, James sees they might not all be the monsters he thought them to be. Faced with an ugly truth, his quest for revenge becomes a war for retribution, and the discovery of what it truly means to be human.
A. Morell has been writing for fun for the past decade. She once dreamed of being a professional chef—now she knows better and is taking a stab at becoming an author. Without so much as a Creative Writing 101 class under her belt it’s a bit of a stab in the dark, but she is comfortable flying by the seat of her pants.
She enjoys food, baseball, classics, word games, tattoos, shoes, handbags, escapism, and creating characters. She is averse to over-used words, spiders, zombies, tardiness, camping, and people who misquote movie lines and lyrics. She has one cat.