For this interview, I let Trey have the floor! He did this amazing Interview with Flitt from Missy Sheldrake’s New novel! It’s gonna be awesome!
Hey all! My name is Trey and Ember asked me to do this interview for her. I don’t know why probably because I am the sexiest, funniest guy at GTT security. *winks*
And my name is Felicity Lumine Instacia Tenacity Teeming. You can call me Flitt. I’m a Traveler fairy. That means I’m allowed to leave Kythshire on very important business that’s too secret to tell you about, so don’t ask me for details. As a matter of fact, I probably shouldn’t have mentioned Kythshire at all. Forget I said that. I’m a fairy, that’s all you need to know. Am I the main character or a supporting role? What kind of question is that? It’s a bit rude, but, well, you’re human, so you can’t help it. I’m a friend of Azi’s. She’s a squire in His Majesty’s Elite, which apparently is a big deal. One day, she’ll be a Knight. She’ll be better than a Knight. I don’t know that for sure. Well, maybe I do, but I wouldn’t tell you. Anyway, I imagine she’d be considered the main character, but I’d say I’m probably the most important one.
Now, if we’re going to do this right, it’s my turn to ask a question. That’s the fairy way. The question game. You ask a question and I answer, and I ask a question and you answer. Then me, then you, then me. Got it? That counts as my question, by the way.
Sure baby doll let’s play this game!
- What’s your story?
Well, I’m not a doll. I’m a fairy. My story is pretty long. I think if someone was to write the whole thing out, it’d probably be at least five books long. I’m not a fan of books. They’re made of dead trees and burnt up stuff ground into ink, and they remind me of stinky Mages. We don’t like Mages in Kythshire. They get greedy, and they drain our Source. We’ve kept that Source a secret for over a century now, but lately there have been some disturbances at our borders. Sorcerers are trying to get in and steal the magic from our Source and claim our land. We’ve got really strong guardians and protections to keep them out, but these Sorcerers are very powerful and pretty scary, so we finally had to ask an old friend for help. But that’s back to the secret business, so that’s all I’m going to say. Baby doll?
Haha! It’s a human term of endearment. I call everyone by nicknames and pet names. *laughs*
- You look good and that hair is…wow! What is your most memorable…asset? *winks and shoots a flirty smile*
Well, *giggles* I guess I agree with you. My best feature is my hair. It’s rainbow colored, which is my favorite color. I keep each color in its own ponytail, so it behaves. But it still likes to float around looking pretty. My wings are impressive, too. The light from my skin—I’m a Light fairy, you see–flashes on them and makes everything around me rainbow, too. As fairies go, I’m one of the prettiest ones. You’re pretty okay, too, as humans go. You are human, right?
Oh yes, darlin’! I am 100% Virile human male. If you know what I mean. *chuckles*
- Do you have any birthmarks or tattoos?
NO! Of course not! What an insulting question. Birthmarks? Do you mean Mage Mark? Do you have any? Let me see your chest.
If you wanted to get me naked darlin’ all you had to do was ask! *starts to unbutton shirt*
- Would you ever want to go hang out with your author? If so, what would you do together?
Careful, that’s two questions. I’ll let it slide, just this once. Because you’re cute. Hmm. I imagine an author would stink just like a Mage. Like books and ink and things indoors. I expect she’d be all squinty and serious. I don’t think I’d like to hang out with her. She’d probably spend most of her time asking me boring questions, like these. Hey, hey, hey! I didn’t mean it that way! I get it, no Mage Mark! Stop unbuttoning your shirt, what’s the matter with you?
So many things.. *chuckles* *whispers seductively* But there are so many things right too, babe. *winks*
- If you could have a super power what would it be, and why?
Okay, now you’re just getting creepy. Simmer down, loverboy. To answer your question, I do have one. I can make light, and I can heal people. Don’t tell anyone, though. If people knew, they’d pester me to do it all the time. Want a sugar cube? *pulls a lint-covered sugar cube from her tiny belt pouch*
Sure! *grins and tosses sugar cube in mouth crunching loudly* Sweet!
- What is your biggest pet peeve when dealing with others?
People think because I’m a tiny fairy, that I’m cute and sweet. I am cute, and I’m sweet, but I’m equal. I’m not dumb. I’m probably smarter than you. And just because I’m small doesn’t mean I’m less important. Oh, and also, I don’t like when people chew with their mouth open. *glares* What’s your favorite color?
Green, but rainbow is looking pretty good right now! *smirks*
- What would I love the most about you?
Yeah, rainbow’s really the best. I’m so pretty! And I’m a loyal friend. If you’re nice, and you stick with me and do what I say, I’m probably the best friend you’ll ever have. As long as you’re not creepy about it. Actually, you remind me of someone I know. His name’s Eron. He’s a prince. I call him Prince Creepy. Know why?
Because you can’t handle a little flirting?
OOOOH! You answered a question with a question! I WIN! Just kidding. You can’t answer a question with a question, though. But we can keep going. Just don’t do it again, okay?
Whatever you say, darlin.
- What would I hate the most about you?
I can’t think of anything. Sometimes I’m too bright, I guess. That seems to annoy Azi. It’s kind of an annoying question. Rude. What would I hate most about you?
Don’t blame me! These are the questions Ember told me to ask. *chuckles* I think you already know what you hate most about me. *smirks*
- Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
There you go talking about the author again. I don’t know. I don’t read. She’s stinky and boring, so I don’t really care how she portrayed me. Who’s Ember?
Ember’s my author. I torment her daily trying to get more time in my story, but she just HAD to put Twitch and Mac’s books before mine! *huffs in frustration.*
- What is your idea of a perfect day?
You’re weird. I’d wake up at home in my mossy grotto with the windchimes ringing in the trees, and feed my beautiful fish in the pond, and then go to the Ring for dancing—WAIT A MINUTE! This is a trick question! You’re trying to get me to tell you about Kythshire, aren’t you? What a nasty thing to do. Typical human. So typical.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Time out, darlin! No one is trying to get you to reveal any secrets. Jesus! You’re wound like a freakin’ top!
- What is your greatest fear?
Okay, as long as you promise. Because I’m not telling you anything about that. Everyone knows my greatest fear is Sorcerers: Wicked, selfish Mages who practice powerful, unnatural magic. They drain our Source and decimate our beautiful lands. They’re ruthless, evil, horrible people. Any fairy you’ll ever meet will tell you the same. Sorcerers are the worst. Luckily, we can see them coming. Mages who overreach and tip into the darkness of Sorcery get Marked with Mage Mark: Ugly, curling tendrils of blue-black marks that creep across their skin. It starts at their heart and creeps up, up, up. The worst of the Sorcerers are covered in charcoal black. That’s why I wanted to see your chest before, Creepy. What do you think about that?
UGH! You’re right. That is weird.
- Someone is secretly in love with you. Who is it and how do you feel about that?
Ohh.. I wonder who it could be. Twig, Maybe. Or Shush, or Alex. Oh! I hope it’s Alex. He’s an amazing singer and so cute! Or maybe it’s Rian. Ew! No, not Rian. Icky Mage. Besides, he’s Azi’s. That was dumb of me to say. Couldn’t be him. Who is it? Tell me!
*chuckles* Easy there, darlin. It’s a hypothetical. Sheesh! *rolls eyes dramatically*
- When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was little, I lived in the palace of the Fairy Q—HEY! Cut that out! I’m not telling you anything about the fairy lands. You are pretty tricky, but I’m not falling for it. Anyway, to answer your question WITHOUT telling you what it was like there…I always wanted to work to stop the Dusk, and now, with Azi, I’m doing just that!l Oh, wait. You’re just asking Ember’s questions, right? I forgot.
Breathe! *chuckles* You’re gonna give yourself a heart attack! Yes, those are Ember’s questions, but I guarantee she is not trying to learn all your secrets. Chill!
- If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?
Death is creepy. I don’t like talking about that. Do you have any sugar cubes? They’re my favorite. I’m starved.
Nope! No sugar cubes, but I might be able to find you a couple packets of Splenda. *Laughs*
- What is the one food you can’t live without?
First of all, listen. There are some standards a fairy has to hold herself to. There are certain things I can’t just go talking about to anyone who asks, and humans can be tricky, so yes, I’m always on guard. But, I’m not uptight! That’s for Mages. You should interview Azi’s Uncle Gaethon. He’s wound up like a spider in a cyclone! Oh, and to answer your questions, one human food I really love is sugar cubes, like I just said. Sugar cubes. But you weren’t listening. Typical. What’s Splenda?
Ok, ok, I get it! Splenda *chuckles* is an artificial sweetener a lot like sugar. I’m not entirely sure you aren’t the tricky one. Is it true that fairies can’t tell a lie?
Lying is rude. Besides, it’s much more fun to come up with creative ways to tell the truth. That’s much trickier. Why’d you ask that, do you think I lied to you?
No, no, no. I had heard in stories that fairies can’t lie so they think of tricky ways to bend the truth.
- If they turned the book into a movie, who would be cast to play you? You keep asking me about these strange, made-up things. It’s confusing. What’s a movie?
Hmmm. It’s kind of hard to explain. People act out scenes and they are filmed so people can watch them at a theater or on their T.V. at home.
Okay, smarty. What’s a T.V? Oh, no! I asked a question and it wasn’t my turn. I lose! It’s okay. I was getting bored, anyway.
Thanks for chatting with me it was…er… interesting! *chuckles*
Sure! I guess you’re not so bad, for a human. Maybe we can play again sometime. I’m off to search for more sugar cubes. See you around!
Check out Flitt and the rest of the characters from th Keepers of the Wellsprings in Missy Sheldrakes new book
Call of Hywilkin!
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In Book Four of the Keepers of the Wellsprings series…
A fallen prince, vanished. A ransom on His Majesty’s Elite demanded by shaky allies. A kingdom teetering on the brink of darkness.
Azi and Rian find themselves on an urgent quest to Hywilkin, a harsh land of ice and snow reigned by heartless men with no trust in kindness or beauty, and a cruel intolerance for magic of any kind.
Lurking in the far corners of the world, the Sorcerers of Dusk threaten their quest, weaving darkness into their hearts and minds. In Brindelier, they lure Tib into their dangerous plots as he investigates the conspiring shadows of the city.
Appealing to a Keeper of a Wellspring for an offering is no easy feat—especially in Hywilkin, where access to the abandoned magical Source remains forbidden. The Champions of Light must prevail, or Brindelier’s All-Source and all of the Known Lands will fall forever into the grips of Sorcery.
About the Author
Missy Sheldrake is an author/illustrator who has been conjuring images of fairies in one form or another since she was very young. The wind in the trees and the rich scent of forest earth are her most treasured sources of inspiration, and on most mornings you will find her wandering the wooded paths, dreaming of the next adventure she hopes to put to the page.
Missy was born in Connecticut and attended Western Connecticut State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Art with a concentration in painting and illustration. Even then, in her free time, she was writing. She moved to Northern Virginia several years ago and lives there now, on the outskirts of Washington D.C., with her true love and their son. She published her first novel, Call of Kythshire, in March of 2015 and intends to keep writing as long as the fairies allow it.
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Call of Sunteri (Book Two):
Call of Brindelier (Book Three):
Call of Hywilkin (Book Four)
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