I can credit my Dad for this awesome band choice. He loves The Doors. This is from their song “People are Strange”.
Challenge 2: Think about someone you saw today (someone you saw on the street, a co-worker, someone on tv, etc.) and create a character biography for them. Where they’re from, what their job is, if they have a family, things like that. If you do know them, you have to recreate their background from scratch. Keep it under 300 words.
- Name: Anna Torres
- Born: April 16th, 1970 Bedford, Indiana
- Occupation: Software engineer
- Physical Description: Blue eyes, sandy blond hair (dyed to a platinum oblivion). Plain in appearance. Nothing in particular makes her standout except for her genuine Polish nose. She can credit her father for that.
- Marital status: Married, no kids
- Family background: Both parents deceased. She has an older brother in Indiana whom she seldom speaks to.
Anna Torres led an exciting life, on the outside. She worked for a large company writing software for missiles. She married a hispanic man with dark features, handsomely beautiful. No kids. Had plenty of money to spend on nice things. But truthfully, Anna’s life was meek. Dull. Easy. She followed in her father’s footsteps and became an engineer, married a coworker, and lived in a small town. Fifty Shades of Grey sat on her nightstand. Her friends read it, thinking they were daring. Anna read it because she wished for some glimpse of excitement in her life. She would sit at a table at happy hour with coworkers, making up stories of adventures her and her husband had been on. They would watch, laughing hysterically at her reenactments of past lovers while she drained her third margarita. She would go home and sit in bed while her husband slept next to her.Her brain working towards an escape. She had to quit this painfully boring life.
This character came from a plain-looking woman sitting at a table next to ours at a mexican restaurant. She was clearly drunk and proceded to tell stories to her coworkers rather loudly the entire night while they listened on. She fascinated me. I am surrounded by engineers and have always been interested by their extreme intelligence and social skills. Hence, why “Anna” came about.