characters

Reincarnation

The many lives of a soul.  (Image credit: Himalayan Academy Publications)

The many lives of a soul. (Image credit: Himalayan Academy Publications)

This week, you can write about yourself, someone else, or a fictional character.  Whomever you choose, that person is going to die twice in your post for this week’s challenge.

Imagine that someone is going through successive lives and that those lives (or individual events from those successive lives) come together to develop a person’s spirit.  With this in mind, write three stories; each story should come from a different reincarnation of that person but that person must be a different entity in each story.  The result should (at least somewhat) resemble the character development you normally find in a novel but without keeping that character in the same body.  You could also use this challenge to show how your selected person or character became the way they are or to speculate about what they’ll be like in their future lives.

Compose and publish your response to this prompt on your own blog.  Be sure to include a link to this post so that a pingback will appear here, thereby allowing other participants to discover your work.  Please be patient if your pingback does not appear immediately; I am not at my computer 24/7 and I have to approve all pingbacks.  For this reason, using the bcandelabra tag may be advisable.

 

The Character of Music

For this week’s challenge, you’ll be listening to music.  Before I provide the tune, you ought to know what you’ll be doing with it.

You may remember cartoons, movies, and other media and artistic forms in which a song either represents or accompanies a character.  You see the same thing with some sports in which music accompanies athletes as they enter the arena, stadium, or other venue.

With that in mind, feel the music. What characteristics does it have?  What kind of thoughts and emotions does it inspire?  What ideas and personality might have gone into the creation of the music?  What kind of person might use it as their theme music, so to speak?  How might those details translate into a flesh-and-blood (or maybe not so flesh-and-blood) character?  Might it remind you of a real person instead?

After reflecting on these questions, you have two options for your post:

First option: write a post describing the character.

Second option: write a story featuring the character.  If you choose this option, you need not provide an explicit explanation of the character you extracted from the music.  You can if you like, though.

And now for the music.  Please be aware that the lyrics don’t translate into English or any other language, so you’ll be wasting your time if you try to find that kind of information.

Compose and publish your response to this prompt on your own blog.  Be sure to include a link to this post so that a pingback will appear here, thereby allowing other participants to discover your work.  Please be patient if your pingback does not appear immediately; I am not at my computer 24/7 and I have to approve all pingbacks.  For this reason, using the bcandelabra tag may be advisable.