Just like my name. Everyone called him Skip. Then he had a son who they named Paul, but everyone called him Skip also. Then that Skip Paul had a son whose real name was Paul and they called him Skip too. Growing up the natives had a nickname for me. They never called me it when talking about me to my parents or other missionaries, but used it when talking about me among themselves and to me. I came to the United States when I was 15 and got introduced to a bunch of food I had never tasted growing up in the Congo.
Obviously if my name; Stam. Then for years; through college, with all kinds of jobs such as teaching, or construction work or sailing, I was simply Paul.
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Please feel free to re blog any of my posts. Filed under Humor , musings , writing. She cites the different ways in which power can be shown: brute, physical strength, charm, knowledge, moral power, wealth, rank, etc. Usually the characters hold many forms of power in their own personal arsenals and that makes for a very suspenseful and complex play between the competing forces. This got me thinking about Eric Byrne and Transactional Analysis which first hit the best seller lists in the late sixties and early seventies.
I found his concept of Parent, Adult, Child to be fascinating and very true to life and the ways in which people wield power over others. The more I think about this, the more ideas I get about dialogue between characters and characterization. Have you noticed this power play in your daily life, or in fiction?
How would you script a play between someone who is acting like a parent confronting someone who chooses to act the child, or the adult role? Or two adults playing the child, or …? You get the point. Nancy A. Filed under books , fiction , fun , life , musings , writing. Tagged as characterization , dialogue , PAC , psychology , the writing process , Transactional Analysis , writing. One murdered woman. A missing child. The diabolic father who will do anything to get his son back.
The female cop who risks everything to keep the boy safe. All bets are off when during a routine traffic stop the passenger insists her son has been kidnapped but is struck by a car before Inola can glean any hard facts. Inola sets off on her own journey to find the missing boy. Breath catching in her throat, Inola rose to her knees.
She winced as more tires screeched. Metal scraping metal added to the cacophony of noise and confusion. She whirled to see her partner struggling with the driver. Inola ran, feeling as though she glided above the roadway. She kept her Glock trained on the driver. He shuddered. Crimson puddled on the white line of the road. Fingers shaking, Inola fumbled for the mic on her shoulder. Officer down! This is unit five-one-eleven. Three down. I need three busses. Fury and terror took over all capacity of reasoning. Officer eleven-seven-four is down. Please…please help me!
Medics are on the way. She followed his gaze to something clenched in his hand. Cody waved a credit card-sized piece of plastic between his fingers. Cody coughed and frothy blood bubbled from his lips. She gathered her partner in her arms and rocked him. Hot wetness soaked the front of her uniform.
She clamped a hand over his pulsating wound. His blood oozed between her fingers.
Praying for the ambulance and backup to arrive, she glanced around. Her body convulsed as she took in the accident scene that resembled a disaster movie more than a real-life scenario. Cars were parked in a line along the exit ramp to her right. Gridlocked vehicles clogged each lane of traffic, stunned citizens stood a safe distance away.
The ashen atmosphere muted every color as fat snowflakes fluttered from the sky. The sound of footfalls alerted her that danger still loomed. She eased Cody to the ground, slid her Glock from its holster, pivoted toward shuffling steps.
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