Me: Alright y’all! Copper and I had so much fun yesterday, that we convinced Aaliyah Rivers to join us today. And I decided to let Copper lead the interview. Copper, it’s all yours!
Copper: ::trotting over and taking the mic with a huge smile and wave:: Oh my you can’t imagine how much fun it is to be here again today! And just so you know, Aaliyah’s my best friend, so be nice to her. ::nudging Aaliyah:: Come on, say hi!
Copper: Let’s see, what do I want to ask you first? ::scanning a list of questions:: I know! How would your friends describe you?
Aaliyah: Copper, can’t you answer that? ::nervously smooths hair behind her ear::
Copper: Of course not! That’s the point of this interview, for you to tell us about yourself.
Aaliyah: Um, ok. I think they would, well, probably describe me as, um quiet. And maybe loyal. Yeah, I’m pretty loyal.
Copper: Annndddd??? ::encouraging nod::
Aaliyah: ::looking around as if trying to escape:: Maybe passionate? I know I’ve heard you call me that before.
Copper: Passionate? Great! Passionate about what?
Aaliyah: Writing of course! *sounding chipper for the first time*
Copper: Tell me about your writing.
Aaliyah: Oh my! There’s so much to say… ::tapping chin with her finger:: I’ve liked to write for as long as I can remember. Of course Uncle Jim’s a writer, so I think he’s my inspiration.
Copper: And you live with your uncle, right?
Aaliyah: Yeah, I live with Uncle Jim and Aunt Melissa and their five kids. ::waving hand impatiently as she goes back to the main subject:: Anyway, so Uncle Jim used to let me sit in his lap when I was really little and watch him go typing away on the computer, I loved it! And so yeah, I guess that’s where and when my love of writing was born.
Copper: ::winking at everyone:: So, what kind of stuff do you like to write?
Aaliyah: Oh goodness! *everyone can feel her enthusiasm* Mostly I write juvenile fiction. I’m also working on some ideas for young adult books. I had the best idea ever the other day! ::claps hands together in excitement:: I just ended up sitting down with my laptop until like one a.m., which wasn’t the best ‘cause I was hoping to go to bed early, but hey, when an idea comes, who am I to stand it it’s way! ::gestures wildly as she’s talking::
Copper: ::looks down at her list:: So, if you could have which ever you wanted, would you rather go on a shopping spree and get a bunch of new clothes, or would you go out to an expensive restaurant?
Aaliyah: ::suddenly looking out of place again:: Neither. Um, I um, kinda like going to bookstores though.
Copper: Aaliyah, what am I going to do with you! She doesn’t like to shop! ::dramatic sigh:: Oh well. Ok, one last question, If you could spend the day hanging out with your friends, or chilling out at home, which would you choose?
Aaliyah: ::playing nervously with her hair:: I think, um, I would probably choose to stay home. Don’t you think?
Copper: Yeah! ::shakes her head with a smile::
Aaliyah: Are we done now, can I go?
Copper: Yes, we’re done. You can go escape if you want.
Aaliyah: Bye! ::hasty wave as she walks rapidly out of the room::
So, what do you all think of Copper and Aaliyah? I’d greatly enjoy hearing your comments!