In my last book, a paranormal romance, a bearded hero fell in love with a finned heroine and happily ever after ensued. They both knew exactly what to do without waffling. The toughest decision they faced was right and more right. I loved telling their story. Calder and Gaire were great. But, in reality, I’m nothing like them.
Everybody loves the superheroes. People love the squeaky-clean, shiny-armored saviors. There’s cheering and applause and smiles.
But, when the anti-hero strolls in, there are eye-rollers in place of the cheerleaders and long awkward silences instead of applause. The blue team whispers to the red team, “Are they allowed to do that?”
Yes, yes, they are.
Huzzah for the anti-heroes! The hero t-totals his or her way through life, but the anti-heroes behave more like average-joes.
They behave more like me.
I make faces when I don’t like something. I get a little loud, a little obnoxious, and say things that surprise me just as much as everyone else at the dinner party table. I have bad hair days, bad face days, and bad attitude days. And no matter how much I want to be, I’m not super hero material. I like to think I could be, if aliens were attacking and the survival of the whole human race depended on me, but the truth is probably not as positive as I pretend. And nobody in their right mind should pick me to save anything.
That’s why I wrote Woe for a Faerie and the other books in my fictional, urban fantasy New York. I wanted to tell the story of characters that don’t have it all together, the ones that realize there’s too much gray in their world. They’re trying their best, half-best, or not trying at all.
It’s nice to make friends with an anti-heroine once in a while. 🙂
Woe for a Faerie appears in Enchanted: The Fairy Revels Collection.
Bokerah Brumley is a speculative fiction writer making stuff up on a trampoline in West Texas. When she’s not playing with the quirky characters in her head, she’s addicted to Twitter pitch events, writing contests, and social media, in general. With three urban fantasy novella releases scheduled for 2016, Bokerah has too much planned for this year, but is happily doing it anyway. She lives on ten acres with five home-educated children, four peacocks, three dogs, two cats, and one husband. In her imaginary spare time, she also serves as the blue-haired Publicity Officer for the Cisco Writers Club.
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Yes, Bokerah, it is nice to make friends and so glad you stopped by to share. So, peeps, what to you think? Fav hero? Do you like antis?
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