IN OUR SPARE TIME - AUTHOR GUEST BLOG POST

Functions of Life: Perspective and Resilience

Zosma Caster, the alien refugee who’s been kidnapped in my novel Zosma, casually says to one of the antagonists, “You can change your truth if you change your perspective.” I purposefully brought Zosma in and out of access to her deepest thoughts, and at times you don’t know if she’s speaking as herself or as a being influenced by something that’s infiltrated her psyche. I found irony in her ability to challenge the other character to look at things differently, while she herself was unable to do so. It was a limitation that left her vulnerable.

When you speak, are you speaking as yourself? Or are you speaking as someone that’s been influenced to the core of their psyche?

Michelle Blioux