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Character Guest Post: Life

Lately, I’ve been doing posts all about the characters from my book, “The Ending.” I got the idea from Melissa Gravitis’s Character Guest Posts, and I’ve had tons of fun writing them! I took a slight break from them, but now I’ve decided to get back into it with one more post on Endings’, Dreams’ and Time’s oldest brother – Life.
Hello, Life! It’s nice to have you here today. I’m excited to get to know you more! Now, if I remember correctly, you and your brothers were cast from your Father’s palace and onto Deerdren. You then had to find your way back without the use of your powers, right?
Hello, Grace. I'm glad to be here today. And, yes, that is correct. It was a troubling time, and I wasn't the happiest during the trip. However, afterword, I realized that it was for my best, and the best for my brothers.
So, your other brothers control various things, and I naturally assume that you control life. But, what sort of life do you control? Could you dive a bit deeper into the topic?
Yes, of course. I do control life, but that is not narrowed down to a single kind of life. It includes human life, the life of an idea, machinery, a new kind of food, a plant, a new kingdom – almost anything you could think of.



Do you like your job? Yes! I could not imagine myself in another position. I wouldn’t trade my job for the world.
What about it do you like? I like being able to bring happiness to Deerdren – to see the joy on other people’s faces. It is the most wonderful feeling in the world.
You’re the oldest sibling, correct?
Yes. A few years older than Time, though not by much. I do look like I could be . . . oh, I’d say twenty years older than he, but looks can be deceiving.
Time said that you look the way you think mentally. Do you consider yourself to be wise and experienced – or, older, as some might see it? Well . . . maybe a little, yes. I am thousands of years old, though, so I believe that I’ve earned the right.
Everyone in your family has a palace located somewhere random near or on Deerdren. Where’s yours? What do you like about its location?
My palace is located in the sky, but can't be seen from the ground. I believe it’s an ideal location, because I can see much from where I am, without having to use powers and energy. I enjoy seeing the bustle of the cities underneath me.
Wait, wouldn’t your palace get run into or something? What about planes? Um . . . what is a . . . “plane?”
Okay, I guess that answers my question . . . Do you consider yourself to have any talents?
Other than my job? I haven’t really thought about it before . . . I suppose I’m a good leader. I can organize things, and I’m quite used to being the one to give orders and being the one in charge.
When you’re making decisions, do you tend to choose based on logic or emotions?
Logic. I’m sure someone out there disagrees with me on that, but I'm quite confident that my decisions are usually based on logic. However, in some areas, it would depend on the situation.
 Are there any lessons in life you’ve had to learn the hard way?
I am not actually perfect. I’d convinced myself for a long while that I was, and it clouded my judgement . . . I'm not really comfortable going any deeper into the subject.
No problem! Do you have any hobbies?
I do enjoy painting. There are a few other de-stressors in my life, but I believe that is the first thing I go to, to calm myself.


What is it about painting that you enjoy? I like being able to focus on something specific, and not allow my mind to wander. Painting is one of the ways I do this.
Do you think you changed at all on your journey with your brothers?
Absolutely. All of us did. None of us walked away without learning something from it.
What did you learn? Well, as I said before, that I’m far from perfect. I also learned that I needed to stop judging others while ignoring my own faults – nobody is stainless; not even me.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Life! I enjoyed the time that we had to get to know you, and I hope I'll see you again some time!
     It was my pleasure. Thank you for asking me. 

What do you think of Life? What about his personality stands out to you? Do you agree with any particular passing comments he might have made? Tell me in the comments below, or on my Facebook page Julia Witmer, Author!

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