Friday, April 30, 2010
How Do Your Shifters Celebrate Their Birthdays?
Do they go hog wild and invite everyone in their pack/pride to a party, complete with games of all sorts, food, fun and cake? Is a present required for entry? Are they more circumspect than that and bury themselves far into the woods until the day is officially over? Maybe they grumble and snap at everyone around them?
LeAnn Turone, the jaguar heroine of my current wip, in very much in the circumspect camp. Every year on her special day, she grabs her camera and disappears into the woods in northern Minnesota and captures some of the most beautiful pictures you've ever seen. Creeks, unvisited by human traffic, delicate flowers just sprouting, a doe and fawn nibbling at buds and berries and so much more.
She returns refreshed, her soul renewed and ready to face another year of her life go by.
Her sister Marina, heroine from my first book, The Challenge, on the other hand takes the day in stride. A party is cool and fun for all, presents...heck yeah, and cake is a must! There are no calories or carbs in birthday cake...everyone knows that! ;) But if you ask her, her age you will get the same response. Twenty-nine, again and again.
Now as for their mouth piece, I'm stuck somewhere in the middle. I would love to have the luxury of spending the day renewing my soul and the night to spend celebrating with friends and family...
Like Marina though I will tell you, if you ask, I'm Twenty-nine ~wink~
What about ya'll is there a special way you or your characters like to spend your birthday?
Have a great day!