Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Unlocking Angel's mind

That's right people, it's time for the second interview in my list of interviewees... Angel, this is for you.

Angel is a single mom who lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Although she's been blogging for almost a year now, I haven't, and I only discovered her blog a few months ago.
What I have learnt about Angel so far is that she's bright and artistic and has her hands full raising her 15-year old son Damien, who is as bright and artistic as she is. He also has ADD which makes single parenting just that much harder. They often clash, which results in heated arguments, but it is obvious from her posts that they love each other as much as any two people can.

Reading her "100 things about mois" post gives one enormous insight into what makes Angel the unique person she is: clever, loving... and a survivor.

Angel loves dragons and she loves cats. She has three tattoos. One of the tattoos
She posts a Flash Fiction story pretty much every week - I discovered Purgatorian's weekly FFF challenge through Angel's blog.

Angel, you volunteered to be interviewed by me (silly girl - what were you thinking?!). So take a deep breath, loosen those fingers and prepare to type, because here are your questions:

Question 1:
You have never been married, and you don't intend to get married because of some bad experiences you had when Damien was little. You made this decision selflessly because you believed it would be better for your son. Nonetheless, you collect wedding magazines and express a wish to one day be a wedding planner. You have even started another blog, Angel's Weddings, devoted to to wedding tips and bits and pieces.
Do you still want to get married yourself one day? Do you hope to meet that special someone when Damien has gotten to an age when your own relationship will be less likely to affect him?

Question 2:
I'm not really sure how you feel about Damien's father. I get the feeling you resent him, but I also get the feeling you still harbour feelings towards him, although what those feelings are exactly is a little hazy. When you fell pregnant it was not just your decision not to get married - his parents played a big role in that. How did you really feel about it all at the time, and how do you feel about it now? Do you wish a different decision had been made?

Question 3:
Your family is very close. You've lived in more or less the same area your whole life, even went to the same school as your parents did. Have you done any travelling, and would you like to? If so, where would you like to go / what sort of trip would you like to take?

Question 4:
dragonYou love dragons and everything to do with them. Your Flash Fiction stories often feature dragons or mythical science-fiction creatures. Is what we read on you blog the only writing you do? Or have you written other stories or have a desire to do other writing, perhaps have something published?

Question 5:
Short and sweet and to the point: Why did you start blogging?

Well I hope you're not regretting your decision to be interviewed... seemed like a good idea at the time eh? mwahahahaha!
I (im)patiently await your responses...


angel said...

okay... deep breath taken, knuckles cracked (well, not really- never learned how to tdo that!), and i'll let you know when i'm done!
i am really looking forward to this!

Spookie the Warrior said...

Cool questions Terri! I look forward to reading her answeres!!

Terri said...

angel - so quit wasting time commenting, and do it darnit!
hehe, demanding cow, aren't I?!

spookie - you and me both. And don't you get too relaxed - you're up next, aren't you?

beadinggalinMS said...

ooooh I can't wait to read her answers. You are doing such a excellent job with everyones interviews.

word verification: clitohb
should I give me meaning of it?? heehee ;)

Reluctant Nomad said...

I remember wondering about Angel's interest in wedding magazines and how it tied into her lack of interest in marriage.....this should be good! :-)

Terri said...

Beads - I somehow don't think the meaning of that word verif. will be necessary, hehe...!

Nomad - OOH, I should have titled this post, "Where Angel Fears to Tread", shouldn't I? Hmf, inspiration is a little slow coming to me.

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