Hi, and welcome to another Friday writing prompt! This week’s exercise is about creating a character.
Are there any fellow fans of Nanny Ogg’s cat Greebo out there? If so, you probably remember the scene in Terry Pratchett’s Witches Abroad when Greebo is turned into a human. Here’s a summary from the Lspace wiki:
As a human, he loses none of his agility, his claws, his appetite, his teeth, or his lust for all things female. And his eyes stay the same; there’s practically no magic that can do anything about the eyes. He’s pretty mono-syllabic, but understands humans.
Despite the scars and the bad eye, the human Greebo’s other eye glitters like the sins of angels, and his lazy smile is the downfall of saints. Female saints, anyway. He appears as a dastardly buccaneer ready to unbuckle any amount of swash; a six-foot, well muscled, grinning bully who radiates a greasy aura of raw sexual energy that can be felt several rooms away.
I’m sure you can guess where this is going.
If you have a pet, what would he or she be like if they were human? You could write a scene where your pet is magically transformed, or instead imagine they’d been born human with the same personality.
If you don’t have a pet, (or don’t know somebody else’s well enough to write about), how about choosing a childhood toy? Perhaps there’s one that you used to make up stories about. What would the toy be like as a person?
What does your new character love or hate?
What do they want?
What do they do? Solve or commit crimes, defend the world from monsters, make art…?
We hope you have fun with the Greebo Game, and may the muse be with you!