Time for another very cool mini-challenge. This time around Shannon from Flight Into Fantasy would like for us to write a letter to one of the characters from a book we’ve been reading. It can be about nearly any topic we want, and any character we choose. I love this type of creative writing but let me warn you I may like it, but that doesn’t mean I’m not crap at it! Have fun everyone :)
My letter is going to be to Daisy Giordano from Dead Is The New Black, so for anyone not familiar with the book here is the synopsis from the back cover:
Dead Is The New Black by Marlene Perez
Fashion fad … or something freakier?
Everyone in the Giordano family is psychic – except for Daisy. When her mother, who uses her powers to solve crimes, enlists Daisy’s older sister to investigate a teenage girl’s mysterious death, Daisy feels utterly useless. But she takes matters into her own hands when she learns the victim has lots of company – teenage girls are being attacked all over town, including at Nightshade High School, where Daisy is a junior. And when she discovers a vampire may be the culprit, Daisy suspects head cheerleader Samantha Devereaux, who returned from summer break with a new ”look.” She looks a little … well, dead.
Is looking dead just another fashion trend for pretty, popular, Samantha, or is there something more sinister afoot? Daisy will stop at nothing to find out – she even joins the cheerleading squad. And with a little sleuthing help from Ryan, an old friend (who may be turning into something more), Daisy not only reveals the identity of the vamp, she also discovers powers that she never knew she had.
It must really suck to be the only person in your family without any psychic abilities. I mean, really, your mom is like a super-sidekick for the local cops, and between your two sisters they can telekinetically steal the clothes right off your back while reading the outraged curses that are going through your thoughts. It must be kinda weird too, when you are thinking about boys or even just looking forward to the big party that’s coming up, knowing that you mom might be peeking inside your head. Do you guys have any sort of rules about respecting one another’s privacy? And can you trust them not to get in your head? I’d also be curious to know how it makes you feel – being the only normal one in the family. Are you envious of their powers? Or just glad that you don’t have to deal with the weirdness? Do you ever feel like your mom is disappointed in you for not being like your sisters? Must be really tough, plus what on earth was your mom thinking when she named the three of you?? Daisy, Poppy and Rose!! Gah, that’s is just too cutesy for me. Anyhow, that’s what I’ve been thinking of since first reading about your life, just how you deal with the circumstances of your family. Oh and I have to mention, Ryan? that hot guy you’ve been seeing – I think that he may be hiding something from you. I’m not sure why, but I’ve got this weird feeling about him. Then again, you live in a town called Nightshade, where coffins are considered the perfect accessory. You probably know better than me about strangeness!
Take care and watch out for those werewolves,
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