I apologize for the delay in posting Day 1 of the Character Blogfest... I messed up on scheduling the post. Either way, today we’re moving on to Day 2, an introduction between two characters using only dialogue and in 250 words. For this purpose, I have recovered a tape recording from the basement files of The Grimwood Academy For The Training of Villains.
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Night Terror: Well, I don’t see the point. Why do they need to know about us?
Agatha: But dear, it’s for the admission papers. They need to make sure we’re proper villains. Don’t you want what’s best for our son?
Night Terror: No.
Agatha: I think they’ll want to know he came from a good family. Why my father, the mad scientist....
Night Terror: Forget your father. Your side of the family is nothing but trouble.
Agatha: Oh, not that much dear, not the diabolical kind anyways.
Night Terror: Agatha, he spoiled you horribly! And then, you went and named our son after a can of common scouring powder...a cleaning product! My heir could be mistaken for polishing bits.
Agatha: Tim... such a lovely name.
Night Terror: And that’s the problem. He has no backbone. But I imagine Grimwood Academy will want to know more about my career. I successfully completed seventeen jewel heists and once captured Amaz-o-man with a clockwork spider for a full fifteen minutes.
Agatha: You are accomplished, dear.
Night Terror: Yes, well it’s my duty to set a devious example for the villain community. And you’ve contributed a bit, since you run the household while I’m away.
Agatha: Well, I find the household has a way of taking care of itself. That’s the beauty of modern villain conveniences, automaton servants and such. Why, I almost don’t have to do anything.
Night Terror: Either way, Grimwood Academy will turn Tim into a proper villain.
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