A fun little game started by ??? (I’m not sure who) has been making the rounds here on Medium. I originally declined when the lovely Kat of Magik tagged me since I was feeling under the weather, but my health has improved and I’ve since been tagged by Lindsay Lonai Linegar and A Maguire, so here are my answers to their most scintillating questions.
I also wanted to say how thankful I am for the fun-loving, supportive, indefatigable writing community here on Medium. I count you all among my blessings. I’ll decline to tag any others as I think this thing has probably made the rounds by now, but for those who celebrate, I hope you had a delicious and joy-filled Thanksgiving!
From Kat of Magik
If you were going to come back in another life as an animal (nonhuman) which would it be and why?
Definitely a pigeon. They’ve always got a supply of garbage to munch on, they don’t answer to anyone but maybe the bossiest bird in their posse, and they can take to the skies for some majestic and adrenaline-pumping flight. (The Magic 8-ball says ‘outlook not good’ but I’m not sure it knows enough about the complexities reincarnation to give a reliable answer.)
If tomorrow was the last day in this life what would you do?
The ouija board clearly indicated ‘no’ when I asked if tomorrow will be the last day of my life. I’m quite relieved, although it’d be OK to go out on a belly full of leftover mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and cranberry sauce. If tomorrow really were the last day of my life, I’d rent a plane and see where it took me. I’ve always felt most alive in the air.
Which wild animal has taken your breath away when you saw it unexpectedly?
I walked into a campground bathroom once and saw a large brown bear. My breath was taken away as I ran screaming down the path dripping with terror sweat.
When was the last time you laughed with someone in real life?
Probably five minutes ago. I have a 4-year-old son who never stops talking. Fortunately, upwards of 72% of what comes out of his mouth is pretty hilarious. Also, he knows how to incapacitate me by tickling pretty much any part of my body, so there’s that.
From A Maguire
Would you prefer to fly with permanent wings sprouting from your shoulder blades or the insta-wing that werewolfed your arms and shoulders into full-sized wings every time you jumped off a cliff?
Definitely permanent wings. I’d like to be able to fly at a moment’s notice and not have to hike to the top of some blasted hill to feel the sweet, sweet rush of wind on my eyeballs.
Have you ever wanted to completely alter your appearance? Ever done it? Why?
Absolutely! I’d love to alter myself into a flying werewolf. Sadly, I don’t believe plastic surgery has evolved to the point where I’d be able to pull this off. The most I’ve done to alter my appearance was the time I permanently dyed my hair a lovely shade of fluorescent carrot. (Wrong color in the box, so that was fun.)