Character Round Table Discussion: Cursed by Susan Abel Sullivan
Cursed: Wickedly Fun Stories
by Susan Abel Sullivan
Character Round Table Discussion
Welcome, lovelies! Susan Abel Sullivan wasn’t available for an interview today, so we asked several of the characters in her new eBook–CURSED: WICKEDLY FUN STORIES–to tell us what it’s like living inside the mind of a speculative fiction writer.
Joining me today are Bernie Lludd and Jewel Sutton from “The Accidental Poet,” Kirsten from “Getting the Curse,” Britney Bourbon from “Kudzu,” and Lummox from “The King’s Story.”
Jewel: I think it’s totally unfair what happens to my character. I mean, puh-lease, I wind up in the hospital because of Lludd the Dud over there. That is just so lame. The story should have been about me, not Bernie.
Bernie: My name is Bernie, not Lludd the Dud. And stop taping “Kick me” signs to my back.
Britney: The kudzu is coming for us, Jewel. For me. For you. For everyone. And for you online people, too.
Kirsten: Oh my gosh, y’all, don’t listen to Britney. All she ever talks about is kudzu.
Jewel: You know, Kirsten, if I’d been all alone with that cute Jason Lamb I wouldn’t have locked myself in the bathroom.
Kirsten: At least I don’t eat dead people.
Lummox: Er, you ladies didn’t have to worry about the king’s executioner. That is, what I mean to say, is none of you had to worry about getting your head chopped off.
Fade into Fantasy: Okay, everyone, we’re a little off topic here. So, what is it like to be a fictional character in the mind of a writer?
Bernie: I get to write cool limericks that change fate.
Kirsten: I really can’t say I’m all that happy to have my most embarrassing moment ever revealed to everyone and their brother.
Lummox: I got to open my very own Writer-for-Hire Shoppe even though my mother told me it would only bring bad luck. Bad Luck Lummox, she always called me.
Britney: The kudzu really did do it. It whispers to me.
Jewel: Can someone get the crazy girl a straight jacket or something?
Fade into Fantasy: Do you ever feel like the author is manipulating you on the page?
Lummox: Maybe that’s why I can never write a happy ending.
Kirsten: No, it’s more like she was looking into my world.
Bernie: She helped me write my limericks.
Britney: I don’t have a good feelin’ about this.
Jewel: Totally manipulated. I mean, like hello! How many popular girls fall into swimming pools and get attacked by—
Fade into Fantasy: –oops! We don’t won’t to give away any spoilers now, Jewel. Thank you, Bernie, Kirsten, Britney and Lummox for talking with me today.
Jewel: Are we done here? I have cheerleading practice in five.
Kirsten: You just want to go break into a funeral home again.
Jewel: Do not!
Kirsten: Do, too!
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There you have it. Susan Abel Sullivan’s fictional creations. Read more about them in CURSED: WICKEDLY FUN STORIES.
by Susan Abel Sullivan
Publisher: World Weaver Press
Publication date: 3/4/2012
Wickedly fun short stories featuring witches, werewolves, limericks that can change fate, and a sinister vine bent on murder and the destruction of Alabama! Inside quirky settings with creepy plots, characters discover new and unsettling powers as their worst fears manifest.
Let these stories draw you in with their lighthearted tone — then delight you with their wickedly sly sense of humor. You’ll laugh, you’ll shudder, you’ll think twice about taking a deal from a bucktoothed woman.
Featuring pieces previously published in such magazines as Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Beyond Centauri, and AlienSkin, as well as a never before published short.
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About the author:
Susan Abel Sullivan is “a writer blessed with imagination and wit.” – Hugo Award Winner Allen Steele, author of THE COYOTE TRILOGY
Susan Abel Sullivan lives in a Victorian house in northeastern Alabama with two dogs, way too many cats, and a ghost. When not writing she likes to get her groove on by teaching Zumba classes. She is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop for speculative fiction. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous online and print publications, including Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, ASIM Best of Horror: Vol II, Beyond Centauri, New Myths, AlienSkin, and Writers’ Journal. She is currently working on a YA novel about the supernaturally challenged. Visit her website at susanabelsullivan.weebly.com or twitter @susan_abel.
- World Weaver Press Announces the Release of “Cursed: Wickedly Fun Stories” by Susan Abel Sullivan (livetoread-krystal.blogspot.com)
- Susan Abel Sullivan Interview (livetoread-krystal.blogspot.com)