Letters to My Characters (TOTC)

Dear Megara,

Tell me about Lea.

Love,
Minjonet

Dear M.,

She’s quiet and seems kind of angry inside.  She’s always trying to control Rosalind from acting out so much.

Love,
Meg

Dear Rosalind,

Tell me about Lea.

Love,
Minjonet

Dear M.,

Ugh.  She’s awful.  No free spirit whatsoever.  I mean, I guess she’s good at being organized and stuff, but she really needs to cheer up a bit.  I can’t think of a time I’ve seen her happy.

Rosalind

Dear Katharine,

Tell me about Lea.

Love,
Minjonet

Dear Miss Minjonet,

She’s rather harsh on Rosalind, but she means well.  She hardly concerns herself with anything outside of her own writing.  It seems like she would say a lot more, but instead she only journals it.  I do wonder what goes into all those books.

Yours,
Katharine

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Dear Lea,

Please tell me about the girls in the group.

Love,
Minjonet

Dear Minjonet,

Rosalind is a headache.  She doesn’t seem to know when to hold her tongue, and she’s always rushing into foolish things.  Do you know the other day she crossed the stream in that gorgeous dress of hers?  She thought it was shallower, and of course she stepped right into a soft spot and got mud all the way up to her knees and now her nice dress is filthy.

Katharine seems wise, but not very brave.  I think she’d be more comfortable tending to children at home than she is here, going on excursions to fight evil.

Megara is a child.  And she says odd things.  Or sometimes she just looks at you, and it gives the creepiest feeling, like she knows exactly what you’re thinking.  Very weird.

Sincerely,
Lea

Dear Lea,

And tell me about yourself in the context of the quest?

Love,
Minjonet

Dear Minjonet,

I don’t feel like I belong here.  I don’t know why I was chosen.  All I can do is write.  I’m not even brave enough to fight.  When we get close to fighting, my legs get weak and all I want to do is hide behind a tree.  Don’t tell the other girls.  The last thing I need is Rosalind making fun of me for being a scaredy-cat.

Sincerely,
Lea

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Dear Megara,

Please tell me about yourself.

Love,
Minjonet

Dear M.,

Well, I love my parents very much.  They’re from India and they came here to find a better job for my dad, and they wanted me to grow up with everything I could need.  I was only 4 when they came.  My nana still lives over there and my dad talks to her on the phone sometimes.  She always asks if I’m studying hard.  She wants me to work in a good job like my dad, but I think I want to work with people more.  Or animals.  I really like animals.

Love,
Megara

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Dear Katharine,

How do you propose to change during this quest?

Love,
Minjonet

Dear Minjonet,

I propose that I become more direct with people, that I am confrontational when I realize things aren’t helping the situation, and that I become more sure of myself as a leader.

Love,
Katharine

Dear Lea,

How do you propose to change during this quest?

Love,
Minjonet

Dear Miss Minjonet,

I propose that I become more trusting of people, which will soften my rough edges.

Sincerely,
Lea

Dear Rosalind,

How do you propose to change during this quest?

Love,
Minjonet

Dear M.,

I propose that I become less resistant to changing myself.

Rosalind

Dear Meg,

How do you propose to change during this quest?

Love,
Minjonet

Dear M.,

I propose that I become more serious about life and what my direction is in it.  I already have an idea of what it is, but I propose that I learn to take steps toward it more readily.

Love,
Meg

That’s an excellent idea, Meg.

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