Yesterday the prompt/exercise was to take the same fear from Character Fears (part 1) and now have someone knowingly confront the character with that fear.
Sheridan’s fear: getting close to a guy
“Why are you avoiding Dominic?”
It was a question, but it sounded like he knew the answer, which was crazy because how could he know when I didn’t know myself?
(Yes, you do.) No.
“I’m not avoiding him,” I said, annoyed at the defensiveness spiking my voice. “Why would I avoid someone I hardly even know?”
“Because of what happened.”
The words left me cold when I didn’t think I could feel any colder. My chest constricted–why? why? It was over, long over, and it wasn’t a big deal, It wasn’t. It wasn’t.
“But you need to know that–”
“Shut up!” I clamped my hands over my ears and ran, but even though I was humming loudly, moving away from him, somehow his voice was in my head.
Dominic isn’t Seth.
Observe how this scene differs from the one you wrote last week. In what ways did your character respond differently than in last week’s scene? Why do you think s/he did respond differently? Note any new things you may have discovered about your character.
In this scene she is more vocal and shows her anger and her fear, while last week she kind of mumbled. In both cases she got away as quickly as she could. She could show her anger here because this is someone she knows and trusts–though she still doesn’t want to go where he wants to lead her because she is too afraid.