Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.
This week’s topic: Write a dialogue between two of your favorite YA characters
Two worlds collide in my imagination even though they may have more in common than what they think: Sean from the Scorpio Races meets Anna & Etienne from Anna and The French Kiss.
Or where a boy from the Island ends up in Paris…
I know it has to be a dream. Puck always sleeps right next to me but as I extend my arm, I realize she is gone and I hear whispers above my head.
“Do you think he is awake?” A girl’s voice fills my ears. I open my eyes slowly and I am taken aback. Nothing seems familiar. My soul needs to venture where the salty air can steady my breath so that I know I am alive.
“Hello mate, are you alright?” Another unfamiliar voice, this one coming from a man with a strange accent…Maybe they took me to the mainland, maybe Puck is around somewhere, waiting for me to wake up.
“Where is she?” I finally manage to ask.
“Who are you talking about? I remember when I first arrived, I cried a lot but you’ll get used to it. I mean it’s not all that bad. You’re in Paris after all…and if you like movies, you’re in the right place. Etienne and I are will go see one tonight. You’re more than welcome to join”
My eyes widen as I slowly process what she is telling me. I try my best not to stare at the blonde streak inside her brown hair. I notice the way she says the boy’s name. A caress to him. The way he looks at her tells me all I need to know.
“It cannot be.” I do not say another word. They cannot know that my heart is longing for the one I know will share my life. She and I do not question our future; we found each other and ourselves at the same time.
I block out the noise and as darkness surrounds me, I simply wish to be back where I belong.
Do you sometimes wonder what a character from one novel would say to a character from another novel?
What did you think about Sean’s encounter with Anna and Etienne?
Looking forward to your comments 🙂
26 thoughts on “Two worlds collide…”
Ah, I haven’t read Scorpio Races yet!!! I want to!!!
Love this little scene 😉
Thanks Juliana 😀 Glad you liked it and I would love to know what you think of The Scorpio Races when you are done reading it 🙂
I haven’t read any of the books you mentioned but I wanted to say it is an idea I’ve always loved. Put your favourite characters from different movies/sitcoms/books in a room and let them at it!
I am sure some of these conversations would be quite entertaining! 😀
Nice! I haven’t read THE SCORPIO RACES, but I have read ANNA and I’m always excited to see Anna and Etienne again 🙂
Thanks Crystal! 😀 I love those two as well…
Ooo… not only using characters from novels, but writing one of them in first person. Good job, Elodie! 🙂
Thanks Colin 😀 I had fun with this 🙂
Very cool. I’m reading The Scorpio Races right now so these voices so this is the perfect scene to read.
Thanks Carrie 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it and hope you re having a good time with The Scorpio Races!
I liked this! They’re each so caught up in other characters who aren’t in the scene. I was really curious about whether Puck was a person or animal. Guess I’ll have to read the book to find out!
Thanks Tarah 😀 I had fun writing this little scene, glad you enjoyed it and yes I won t spoil who Puck is for you…:-)
I love this! That’s exactly how Sean thinks. I love that you did it from his POV and not Anna’s.
Thanks Tracey…I have to admit I was a bit anxious after pressing “post” but I had fun writing it 😀 Glad you enjoyed it!
I’d like to read these books to meet these characters you love. Nice job on the first person. Getting someone else’s character right with voice and personality is harder than you’d think. I like the difference in voice – you did well there. Sean seems quite formal and poetic compared to Anna who sounds like everyday you and me. Where’s Sean from in his book?
Thanks Robin…getting the different atmospheres right through the voices was my goal with this little fun scene so I am super glad it worked…the island is more or less imaginary…
This weeks challenge is a hard on and I am still trying to work mine out. It’s so hard, I love so many characters and them interacting with other characters…too many possibilities.
Oh I love Sean from The Scorpio Races but I have not read the other story as of yet or heard of it but now I am intrigued. I must add it to my long and ever growing list of books to read.
Thanks Eve 😀 this week’s RTW was indeed a challenge but I have to say I had fun with it…
I really loved Anna and the French Kiss it is fun it is real and it is beautiful 😀
What a fun idea! I loved your conversation.
Thanks Kelly! 😀
A: GREAT dialogue! and B: I just ordered THE SCORPIO RACES today! SQUEEEEE i can’t wait to read it, thanks for sharing this lovely post 🙂
Thanks Kerri 😀 sooo glad you enjoyed it and cannot wait to read what you think about The Scorpio Races!
“She and I do not question our future; we found each other and ourselves at the same time.”
That’s lovely! I’m so glad you chose these two to interact. They’re two of my YA faves. 🙂
Awww thanks Katy 😀 glad you liked it and it made me smile to put those 3 in the same room….
This is so sweet! I haven’t read Scorpio Races or Anna and the French Kiss yet, but this makes me want to put them at the top of my to-read list 🙂
Thanks Lora 😀 I´m glad you enjoyed this little scene…I would love to hear what you think about the books once you´ve read them 🙂