• Dezarea Dunn

THEA’S INTERVIEW

Updated: Apr 12

Hello Thea! I’m the Author. Would you mind if I asked you some questions today to share with our current and future readers?

“Oh wow, yes! Anything to help.”

Yay! Thank you for your enthusiasm and for letting me tell your story.

“You are so welcome, please write a good one.”

I will do my best. Are you ready for your first question?

“Sure! Hit me.”

Great! I’m going to start off easy. What is your favorite color, and why?

“Purple. When I was a kid we would sometimes go play by the beach and I remember seeing my mom’s beautiful purple tail as she played in the water. She doesn’t go in the ocean often because her job on the island keeps her busy. I just never knew something could be so pretty. Ever since then my favorite color has been purple.”

What is your earliest memory?

“Hmmm. Playing with Coral at her house when I was maybe four. We were running around her room with our stuffed animals singing a children’s song, “There’s a little mermaid down by the shore,” at the top of our lungs and our moms were laughing at us from the doorway.”

Do you have any bad habits?

“Oh man, I overthink everything! Sometimes I just wish I could shut off my brain.”

What is your greatest fear?

“Oh, that’s a good question. As a Pisciessoan we are taught to fear detection. But the older I get the more I fear how things will change. I am excited to join our community as a full fledged contributing member but I’m afraid of what that means for my daily life. Nothing will be the same again and that is what scares me the most. What if I lose my friendships? What if I never find someone who loves me and I end up alone? What if I lose the people I love to White Blight, and still end up alone? Scary.”

Do you have any pets?

“No. I wish! I’ve always wanted one but Dad claims he’s allergic, even though I’ve snuck a cat into my room before and he never so much as sniffled. I have settled for helping our neighbor with her two cats when she has to leave for work.”

Are you an only child? How many siblings do you have?

“I have grown up as an only child. But I had an older sister who went missing before I was born, so I never knew her.”

If you could go back in time for one day, where would you go?

“Lusca, another good question...Um, I would say my ninth birthday. Not to change anything, just to relive it. I think it’s one of my all time favorite days.”

What are your biggest pet peeves?

“Being obsessed over by my parents. They are very protective of me after what happened with their first daughter. Sometimes I just want to scream that I am not her, but I know it has been hard on them so I try to be understanding. Still, it can feel a bit suffocating.”

What are your hopes and dreams?

“Well, I hope I get a fun tail color. Maybe purple like mom, or blue, or something rare like yellow so I can be a WaveCom. They get to go to all the fun places. But I want what everyone wants. A happy future, surrounded by the people I love.”

Do you have any hidden talents?

“So, funnily enough, I occasionally get these premonition-type feelings. Call them gut instincts, or whatever but it has been helpful at times. I don’t know anyone else that has them, so I feel a little special that way.”

Most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?

“This is a terrible question!” Thea nervously chuckles. “Oh, Lusca. Okay, so in our under year classes we had scheduled bathroom breaks. I often didn’t have the urge to go during those times, but then I would end up having to go later.

“Well, my teacher got so fed up with me constantly needing to leave class to go to the bathroom, that I wasn’t allowed to go till the next bathroom break. I ended up peeing all over myself in front of the entire class. And even worse, I had to borrow someone else’s gym clothes to change into. It was awful! Then my mom had to leave work early to bring me some of my own clothes and she yelled at the teacher in front of everyone, which was just the embarrassment icing on the whole awful day. After that day I never missed a chance to go to the bathroom, whether I felt like I needed to or not!”

You poor thing! I’m pretty sure I have a similar story to tell. Thank you for helping me out with this, Thea. That’s all the questions I have for you.

“Happy to help. Also glad there aren’t any more questions like that last one!” She laughs.


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