Since I did a post on Hackett…
The title character from Alice and the Warden.
The story starts after she’s already begun her redemption process, so this phase is only referenced/flashbacks. Funny enough, this is also the phase that I’ve had the most brainstorming sessions with my husband about.
Chin-length hair, dyed vivid pink. Lots and lots of black eyeliner and mascara. Goes out of her way to look like a rebellious, sexy, motorcycle chick. Cusses a lot.
However, her lifestyle is harsh on her. She’s malnourished, waxy and pale, and is usually too out of it to think for herself.
Her boyfriend, Damon, managed her use of drugs and alcohol to keep her malleable, but he never gave her any of the scary stuff.
Her natural hair is growing out, so the top half is brown while the bottom is still bleached. Chocolate brown eyes. A healthy diet, lots of rest, and pregnancy, has helped her fill out and given her a much softer appearance.
More than anything, she wants to keep her baby and be a good mother, so she’s been doing everything in her power to change herself. Her isolation has enabled her to do a lot of introspection, and she has admitted a lot of hard truths to herself. She’s cleaned up her mannerisms considerably.
However, she still struggles with self-esteem and views herself as permanently damaged because of her past.
Anyway, it’s both hot AND humid today, which has me feeling totally miserable, so I’m gonna call this good.
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I was going to write something sardonic, but I’ll be more direct: your writing improves my days when they’ve been especially shitty.
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