Thursday, May 2, 2013

Missing Her When She's Gone

"A week drags by—seven sleepless nights—during which I find myself missing my ma so much that it hurts, because now that the little one is finally here, I don’t even get how she did it, like, how she managed to take care of me all these years, all on her own. No wonder she ended up being grumpy, which is one thing I’d rather forget." 

Anita in Apart from Love

I so enjoy writing a character with an accent! It is such a delightful challenge! Anita Southern twang, her way of speaking and even thinking, marks a boundary between her and the people around her. She is a stranger in a strange land, if you will. 



Being resourceful, Anita is strong enough to survive all odds, but somehow, becoming a mother makes her realize how much she misses her mother. Here is my Mother and Child piece, which you may have seen from a different angle in an earlier post, A Mother's Lullaby.

Take a listen to the how faithfully my narrator, Heather Jane Hogan, gives voice to Anita:


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4 comments:

  1. That's really interesting because it wasn't the voice I heard in my head when I read it at all. I completely connect with the sentiment. Though, I've had no children of my own, I often marvel at my single mother's sacrifices to care for me.

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    1. Thank you Jayne! And how interesting--each reader conjures a different voice for a character! Now you made me wonder... So glad to know you have read it, btw!

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  2. I am just in awe of the talent on this page. I feel right at home each time I visit. Just love the audios,
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    Richard Porter

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