Dear readers, tonight we print an interview with a young man for an IT job — covering such aspects as his ability to teleport, evil armies, and beasts made of smoke.
PERRY: [Crud, am I nervous! I can do this! It’s just a job interview. IT, I know… I know computers! Yeah. I can do this. I marched into the room, my chest heaved, but I was a champion. The manger eyed me down with half a groan.]
MANAGER: Perry! Grab a seat please.
PERRY: Yeah. Cool, cool, cool. No whackers…
MANGER: Shall we begin?
PERRY: Yeah, sure… Oh, dad! How long is this going to take? Cause mum said that you were gonna hire me… and she’s a prophet, so… I’ll just keep my mouth shut. Am hungry though.
MANAGER QUINTEN: Perry, this is an interview, not dinner—
QUINTEN: First question! Tell me a little about where you grew up. What was it like there?
PERRY: Why do you need to know that? You literally raised me.
QUINTEN: Answer the question!
PERRY: Fine! I grew up in a house with a patio and a cow. And I’m not talking about you dad!
QUINTEN: More detail please!
PERRY: Okay… I grew up in the white city of Oberon a continent on the planet Euphoria.
QUINTEN: Tone it down a little.
PERRY: Anything else?… When I was three my best friend Faith moved next door and when I was younger than that, I met the Princess, Zia. I was blest with the white crest of the wolf, the same as my father and his before him. Its white brand has been on my right wrist since before I could remember. I’ve had a pretty weird childhood being that my mum is the prophet of Kelton Whide. Oh, and that’s the name of the white city by the way. Uh, but I am fortunate! I have great friends like Dally and two sisters I’m very close with. I’m glad Teala came into my life when I was around seven. And I’m safe, under the floral. I’ve always been safe under the Kelton Guard and inside the farmland of the white city! Oh, and Baily, our servant makes pretty great hot chocolates!
QUINTEN: Good. Next question. Did you have any favourite toys as a child? Any cherished memories?
PERRY: What does that have to do with—
QUINTEN: Stop whining!
PERRY: Uh, I guess. I—I shouldn’t really mention it. Especially in front of you. But, Dally. We’d play with that crappy footy his dad bought. You remember Peter, don’t you? Nice guy. Too bad he had to leave after using his powers. It was my fault. But he didn’t have to end up in that trunk, you know?
QUINTEN: Trunk? Perry, I’ve told you countless times. Peter left after breaking taboo using his powers when the beacon was not on.
PERRY: I know. It’s just, your stick was bloody that night… Oh, maybe I was just seeing things. I didn’t like that toy!
QUINTEN: Don’t you mention my staff! It’s a not a toy.
PERRY: Can we move on please?
QUINTEN: Of course… What do you do now?
PERRY: I go to school. I just started year 10. It’s good, my grades aren’t as bad as last year! I only use my powers every Ascension Day, during the ceremony. Lucky Tea gets to be Flower Carrier this year!
QUINTEN: Oh, I didn’t mention. I’m talking with Lord Kelton to get you up as Age Representative this year!
PERRY: You what?…
QUINTEN: We’ll talk about it at home. Can you elaborate on your powers?
PERRY: Dad you—I know, I know. Answer the question… Um I can teleport. Mum says I can walk through walls as well. Said I’ll lose my sense of feelings one day. Eh, funny lady, isn’t she? But, yeah. I can do the same as you, White Wolf!Continue reading “Perry Caduca (of The Gifts Of Life, by Oliver Smuhar)”