02 May, 2020

#CharacterInterview with Benji from Yeah, But I Didn't by @ann_swann

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The first rung: the betrayal
The second rung: the assault
The third rung: the rumors
The fourth rung: the painting
The final rung: no other way out

Betrayed, bullied, and battered emotionally, physically, and spiritually, Benji's life spirals out of control. She is certain there is nowhere to turn and nothing to live for. Yet in the midst of the darkness there appears a ray of hope in the Yeah, but I Didn't therapy group.

Meet Benji from Yeah, But I Didn't

If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?
I would hang out with my best friend, Sam. We might see a movie or go for a hike. If he wasn't available, I would probably set up my easel on the screened porch and work on a new painting.

If you could spend the day with someone you admire (living or dead or imaginary), who would you pick?
If I could spend time with my dad that might be who I would pick. His death left me with a million unanswered questions.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? And, what is your current state of mind?
To me, happiness is contentment and that means not having to constantly worry about what the future holds or what others might be saying about me. That painting I did caused a lot of talk. I almost wish I hadn't done it. On the other hand, the painting has also opened some new doorways for me. Now, the future looks a little brighter.

What do you consider to be the most overrated virtue and why? 
The most overrated virtue? Honesty. Little white lies are a necessary part of life. Knowing when they are okay is part of learning.

Tell us 3 things about yourself that the readers do not know about.
I'm afraid I may have liver damage after the stupid thing I did.
I've always considered myself to be homely and plain.
I don't like meat, but I was once so anemic I had to take iron shots. So I'd rather eat some meat than have to go through that pain again.

About the Author:

Ann Swann was born in the small West Texas town of Lamesa. She grew up much like Stevie-girl in The Phantom Pilot series though she never got up the nerve to enter the haunted house. Ann has done everything from answering 911 Emergency calls to teaching elementary school. She lives in Texas with her husband, Dude, and several rescue pets. When she’s not writing, Ann is reading. Her to-be-read list has grown so large it has taken on a life of its own. She calls it Herman.

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