Debra revisits her Halloween story, The Vampire and the Vixen.
My hero and heroine first meet at a Halloween party/fundraiser for the library. Kelsey chooses a literary theme for the party and invites everyone to dress up as their favorite literary character. Rafe chooses to come as Dracula, and Kelsey chooses to come as the heroine on the cover of a historical romance novel. No particular one...more the idea of one. In the opening chapter, we see other party attendees out on the dance floor. I tried to liven things up by pairing off unlikely partners.
Here's an excerpt:
[...they] found a spot between Robinson Crusoe and Scarlett O’Hara and Harry Potter and Jane Eyre. The vast differences in the dancing couples’ reading tastes made her smile.
Also scattered throughout the ballroom were Willy Wonka, Long John Silver, James Bond, Romeo & Juliet, and Snow White.
So, to get in the spirit of things here with Halloween tomorrow, a couple of questions:
1 - If you could dress up as a literary character, who would you be and why?
(Once I dressed up as Scarlett O'Hara. I love the romantic notions of a Southern Belle. My only disappointment was my hoop skirt wasn't nearly as wide as I would have liked.)
2 - Can you think of a really 'odd' literary pairing such as the dancers above?
If you'd like to read more about Kelsey and Rafe, check out my tongue-in-cheek is-he-or-isn't-he story for Halloween.
Until next time,