AW February Blog Chain

They’re ba-ack! And the topic is a two-fer:

Part one: Describe the antagonist in your novel in 50 words or less.

Part two: What would you say to your antagonist if you met him or her in real life? Post a scene in response to this question in 100 words or less.

Now, in a previous blog chain, I wrote about Shourron I. He’s one of the antagonists, but the story that’s behind him being such turns out to be a bit more convoluted. It’s only proper that I shift the focus to Senna, an employee at KramerMed Pharmaceuticals, the sorta-antagonist of Book 2 – that’s the most I can say without giving spoilers to the rest of the plot.

Part One

Ambitious, brilliant, slightly sociopathic Senna Clark. Or so she’s known in KramerMed. She knows a lot, maybe too much. And to those who can sense her, she is a rather disquieting presence. And if anyone avoids her, they’re right to do so.

Part Two. Note: this is set in Book 2, in first person.

I didn’t know what she was reading. But the diagrams gave it away. The stats, the charts, the very pristine, hospital-like layout of the forms.

“It’s not worth it, whatever you’re trying to do,” I said quietly. “It’s just not worth it.”

In retrospect, I realized that Alex and Jason had no idea whom they have actually hired. They saw a manager and an expert coordinator . They had no idea how dangerous she really was. But I knew it.

Senna got up and smiled, a smile that never reached her eyes.

“Don’t worry,” she said. “It is.”


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24 Responses to AW February Blog Chain

  1. ralfast says:

    Screams stalker to me!


  2. Diane Dooley says:

    Ah, so only the protagonist knows how dangerous she is? That’s cool. Great way to build suspense.

    • Katherine Gilraine says:

      It’s more of the case that unless you look at her carefully, she won’t set off any alarms. The thing about people like Senna is that they are very good at putting on a nice show and no one figures out the real scheme…until it’s already done.

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  4. Proach says:

    Wow, very suspenseful. Makes me want to read more.

  5. Eliza Tilton says:

    remind me not to hire her!

    • Katherine Gilraine says:

      Ah, but that’s just it…she’s perfectly qualified, and the best potential hire! Except you really want to avoid her… :)

  6. I think I’ve worked with her before! Nothing more fun than a slightly sociopathic co-worker or business associate, especially one who hasn’t yet tripped up but you’re just waiting, waiting, waiting for the day they do.

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  8. Brilliant! I do love a brilliant and evil girl baddie :)

  9. Aimee Laine says:

    Ooooh! One of those where ‘everything’ is worth it? :)

    • Katherine Gilraine says:

      Ayup! Ends justify means, and what those means are…well, back away slowly and make no sudden noises.

  10. Trisha says:

    Ahh yes, crazy characters who are 100% certain that what they’re doing is right/inevitable/whatever.

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  13. alexp01 says:

    Heh. Neat!

    If I might offer a suggestion: the name of your pharmaceutical company seems very humorous. If it’s meant to be pure black evil I’d change it (then again humor may be the intention).

  14. C.H. says:

    Well organized evil ;) frightening.

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