Character Interviews from Crazy Little Spring Called Love

Crazy Little Spring Called Love

After interrogating our Crazy Little Spring Called Love authors about their writing habits and stories, we asked them to turn the spotlight on their characters. The responses are sometimes straightforward, and sometimes silly, but always entertaining!

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Subjects: Rena, Duke, and Nate from Elsa Carruther’s story Welded

Spring 17 Interior Image EC F.1Question: Do you have any special skills? Describe one.

RENA: I can weave spells into my welds.

DUKE: I take photos that reveal the past.

NATE: I am good at tracking people down.

Question: What is the one thing you want most? Why do you want it, and what would you do if you got it?

RENA: I want to be safe.

DUKE: I want to be a good person.

NATE: I want to find meaning and happiness.

Question: Be honest. How do you feel about Love?

RENA: I don’t think I need it.

DUKE: I want to fall in love and start a family, but I’ll never admit it out loud.

NATE: I think I’ve already found it; I just have to convince them.


Subjects: Pennora and Edward from Sheri Queen’s The Girl with a Broken WingSheri

Question: Do you have any special skills? Describe one.

PENNORA: I used to have the ability to help bring about spring blooms and new growth. That was before my accident and when I could fly. Now, I’m just the Matchmaker’s lame assistant sent off to find a human whose name ended up on her list. But after seeing this guy in person, well, I can say that even being a lowly assistant has its perks.

EDWARD: I never thought I had any special talent. I’m pretty much obsessed with making clockwork creatures, particularly ones with wings. I’ve had this thing about wings ever since I saw a fairy when I was a kid. Then Pennora entered my life, and I see things differently. Maybe I do have a special talent. Maybe I can help her, if she’ll let me.

Question: What is the one thing you want most? Why do you want it, and what would you do if you got it?

PENNORA: I just want to be me again. You know–normal. If I could have my wing back the way it was, I could be a harbinger of Spring again, and be certain of my place on the Matchmaker’s list. But look at me, that’s not going to happen.

EDWARD: I have to have Rowan wood to get out of a debt my father owed before he died. Once I have that I would be free to do anything I wanted.

Question: Be honest. How do you feel about Love?

PENNORA: Love doesn’t happen for crippled fairies. Old magic is fortified when strong bonds are made between mates. My chances of that happening are pretty slim. And if Edward’s name is accepted on the Matchmaker’s list, how would someone like me get matched with him? I don’t even know if my name is still on the list. Love sucks.

EDWARD: I’m a recluse. My world is my clockwork. Love? I’m not looking for it to happen.


Subjects: Leora and Reed from Cara McKinnon’s story Love at Dawn

CaraQuestion: Do you have any special skills? Describe one.

LEORA: I’m not sure if a thorough understanding of fluid dynamics is a special skill, but that’s all I’ve got. I’m also a competent healer, and I’d like to be able to train more in that discipline–if a certain someone wasn’t in my way.

REED: I’m a surgeon, but while that’s a necessary skill and I’m good at it, I’m not sure I would call it “special.” My special skill seems to be annoying Leora, but I have no idea why.

Question: What is the one thing you want most? Why do you want it, and what would you do if you got it?

LEORA: To be a healer. It’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do, since I was little and helped out in my father’s surgery. It makes me feel necessary and truly a part of my community to help heal the sick and injured. And something about the human body just makes sense to me. I can tell what needs to be done to fix it when it’s broken. If I got to be a healer, some empty part of me would be filled. But it’s never going to happen, because *someone* picked the job before I could. I’ll never forgive him for that.

REED: Leora. Not that she’s a thing. I should say that I want to be with Leora, because I’ve been in love with her for years. But she hates me, and I don’t know why, so I can’t even imagine what it would be like if we actually got together.

Question: Be honest. How do you feel about Love?

LEORA: Love is a beautiful thing. Our society is built on the foundation of our patron god and goddess’s love for each other, and we’re taught that all living things are worthy of respect and care. But if you mean romantic love–so far, I haven’t really experienced it. I’ve had a crush on one guy forever, but he has never looked at me that way. So I don’t know what to think about it.

REED: It’s a nuisance to love someone and know that your presence riles her up. But on the other hand, she doesn’t go out of her way to avoid me, so maybe she likes our daily shouting match. I’ll admit it gets my blood heated up to see her snarling and her eyes sparking. One of these days I’m going to kiss her just to see what happens. If I could have Leora in my life and in my bed, I might just change my opinion about love.

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