When I was about five years old, one of my mother’s friends gave me the best birthday present ever! It was personalized version of the book Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. I wish I kept the book, or remembered it better, but somehow the author was able to incorporate ME into the story as a character. I loved it! It was so exciting to be part of a real book!
Oh how I wish my five year old self could see me now! I am a character again… This time, I transformed my attempt to convert a commitment phobic man into a doting husband into my book, Dangled Carat.
So, it’s fitting for me to compare the characters of Dangled Carat to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!
Poor Snow White found herself in quite a predicament. She was dumped in the forest and then almost killed by her evil mother. But thanks to the support, love, and friendship of her seven dwarfs, Snow White found her happy ever after.
In Dangled Carat, I had my own “dwarfs.” Only real life could create this cast of characters! Like Snow White, I don’t know what I would have done with out my “dwarfs.” Each and everyone of them not only shared in the drama of my relationship, they also actively helped in the attempt to convert Mr. Commitment-Phobic into Mr. Committed…
Bashful – HA! There are no bashful characters in this story!
Doc – Mr. Commitment-Phobic’s best friend who offered to prescribe something to help him come to his senses.
Grumpy – Mr. Commitment-Phobic’s relative who wanted to make sure I wasn’t looking at the relationship through rose colored glasses. She warned me to move on, so I wouldn’t get hurt.
Brave – Mr. Commitment-Phobic’s friend who wasn’t afraid to speak her mind… EVER.. Her unconventional actions, including throwing us a faux engagement party, helped bring the relationship to it’s inevitable turning point.
Supportive – My mother who was always there for me, no matter what. Mr. Commitment-Phobic may not have picked up on the hidden meanings of some of her wisecracks but I sure did!
Flirty – Mr. Commitment-Phobic’s childhood friend who made the “selfless” offer offered to be my backup plan husband…
Dopey – Mr. Commitment-Phobic who had trouble recognizing the gem he had…. It’s not surprising, Dopey has always been my favorite dwarf 🙂
The GRAND PRIZE for this hop….