Interview with Felix Gael

As I was reading through the blog ideas website, I found one that sparked my interest. It said to interview a character from one of your stories. I’m choosing Felix from the most recent work shopped piece. I decided he would be a good fit, so you can see into his personality and get a feel for what talking with him would look like. Imagine this taking place before the climax of the story.

Q: Tell me about your childhood. What were the best and worst parts?

            “My childhood. It was unlike the average. I remember my classmates, this was probably the 7th grade, they would go after school every single day to the park. I would watch them run in the opposite direction of my own walking path. How I wished I could, for just one day, go to the park with them. My mother required me home by 3:30 PM. That is when my piano lessons began. She had a professional come to our home every day until 5 PM. After 5, we would sit down and have dinner. Then, back to the piano until 7:30 PM. The best part of it all was obtaining the skill I desired: piano. But the worst part was my mother drilling it into my head. She gave me a mere 3 weeks to learn new pieces once I could read sheet music.”

Q: What is your profession?

            “Ah, this one is simple. I do not have one. I am unemployed. I decided music should be my only passion. My mother agreed. From there she agreed to support me financially. I live in an apartment that she pays rent for as long as I am producing music. I make my own money in ways of performance. For my friends or family. It does not give me much, but I need something inside my pockets. I am not a man of greed or value I would say. As long as I can do what I love, and I am grateful for the support of my mother.”

Q: What do you value most?

            “What do you think? What have I spoken most of during our time? Music! I value mostly my skill for music. I know I am a great pianist if not one of the best!”

Q: What is an object you still have from your childhood and what is the story behind it? 

            “That’s a good question. I have a bag of piano keys. They came from my first piano. I played the hell out of it to the point keys began falling off. Every time one fell off, I threw it into the bag.”

Q: Are you married? Children?

            “Noooo. Nor will I ever be. I see them as a roadblock. If I were to get either of those things, I would have to put consistent pauses in my musical career. I also could not afford it either. I have money to place into my music not a family.”

Q: Where do you live now? Why?

                “I still live exactly where I was born, Verona, Italy. La Cassa Rosa apartment complex. My rent? It is about 300 euro’s a month.”

Author: Ava Lambert

hi hi hi. im avaaa. i love writing poetry and short stories. i love horror, psychological, fantasy, or slice of life stories. my poems have a slightly different dynamic involving mental health and feminism. thank you for coming to my ted talk.

3 thoughts on “Interview with Felix Gael”

  1. This was a really cool idea to post about, I liked that I was able to get to know the character more. I can tell how much you enjoyed writing that short story:)

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