Chicken Surprise

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Mid-West
Vocal Style : Quirky
Performance Notes
'Just a bit of fun with an imaginary script and an imaginary character. She has no name, but I would love to spend an afternoon with her playing bridge, painting a cheesy yet decorative, ceramic picture frame, shopping at the Dollar Store for bobble head dolls, or making finger foods for the next hometown sports game. I will call her "Mavis", just to give more specificity; but she may prefer something more casual, quite frankly. She has loose-fitting slacks which are an odd fabric, but she feels that they are flattering (she's right!) and she can tell you exactly how she washes them on permanent press to ensure that they don't lose shape and continue to flatter her 40-something figure. Mavis is a force of nature, to be certain. This is my longest narration sample to date, and somehow, without a script I was most comfortable being a bit improvisational, so I understand that this is somewhat less professional. "Mavis" just likes to show herself on occasion in case there are authors reading this who are searching for special characters (*or recipes*) which only she can deliver. She makes a mean martini before noon, and is the best "secret Santa" you would ever want to get a name for in the holiday carpool drawing during December. I wouldn't go as far as to call her a gossip, but Mavis would be happy to simply "chew the fat' about the new neighbor who moved in across the street, who somehow manages to take care of three labradoodles, wear perfect "up-do's" with never a curler in sight, and brought that prize-winning tuna and green bean casserole to the block party, just a week after moving in (when most people would still be searching for their Tupperware). And yes, she is a fan of royalty (...and her 'homemade' jokes...and chicken). Cheers, Mavis!

Courage... Hope ... and Precious Cargo

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Sophisticated
Performance Notes
This is a clear adventure, mystery, and a touch of danger is dancing around the subject as she drives. The author has depicted vivid images, shape and motion on a backdrop of the arrival into a city where anything can happen, and possibly will. The female subject appears to be conversating with herself in a way which is subjective, and the reader can wonder just what lies in store. At the end of the audio sample, we realize that there may be more at stake than a pedicured foot on the pedal of a convertible car. Suddenly there are very young children involved, and more than a hint of innocence wafts in the air. Desperation seems to become the new cologne worn by this colorful character, and the idea that the driver of the car is willing to justify almost anything in order to succeed on her journey becomes alarmingly clear. Even as she reminds herself aloud that she is carrying 'precious cargo', her wavering feels palpable. The question for the reader becomes even more delicate than the jewelry we can almost hear clinking on her wrist as she turns a sharp corner, approaching the lights of the city: is the precious cargo something material, is it her infant children, the driver herself, something we are not aware of, or all of the aforementioned parties? The only way to know for sure is to dive in, and invest in the story. Let us see where it leads. 'Courage and hope are nearly married right there in the car, in a moment of utmost honesty, in the reader's voice as she continues her private confessions and pep-talks. Perhaps they (courage, hope) are a necessary combination which this female character certainly seems to be asking the reader to lend, beyond the pages of the auditory sample. The reader may decide if redemption is ultimately bestowed.

Letting Go

Category : Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Feminine
Performance Notes
It's complicated...simply a moderate slice of an undefined relationship; as if the reader were a fly on the wall. It's intentionally unclear as to the context. Yet it does involve life, death, love, loss, complexities, uncertainties, attachments, a bit of self-realization. Ultimately there is humanity recognized in that need we all ending up facing when we must heed our inner voice to 'let go'. Attachments to people, circumstances, jobs, substances, emotions, anything really...are they ultimately out of our control? Are we truly aware of it, either way? Let's allow the reader to decide.

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