Random Interview Saturday! Beatrice Fishback


The H. L. Burke Random Interview is not like other interviews. The questions are all over the place. They have no purpose. Their purpose is their lack of purpose.

There are nine questions because cats, but these nine questions are subject to change without notice, so the questions one person answers may not be the questions answered by the next author.

Beatrice Fishback

Beatrice Fishback, originally from New York, lived in the East Anglian area of Great Britain for over twenty years and traveled extensively in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe. She is the author of Bethel Manor and Bethel Manor Reborn, Dying to Eat at the Pub, and Loving Your Military Man.

She and her husband have spoken worldwide and currently reside in North Carolina where scones are called biscuits and are topped with gravy, and tea that is served over ice.

The Interview 

If you could live inside a theme park ride, which would it be?
Theme park rides make me dizzy. When I watch them, my stomach does twists and twirls without even going near it. So I guess I would have to live inside the teacups. Yes, call me a wimp and you’d be absolutely right. But at least I’d be a wimpy kid enjoying a cup of tea while the rest of you are losing your lunch.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
If a woodchuck could chuck wood they’d make a zillion dollars because they’d be able to chop down an entire forest in no time.

What is the best dream you ever had? Alternately, what is the worst nightmare you’ve ever experienced?
The best dream I ever had was a recent one about my parents. Both of my parents have passed away and in this dream I was visiting with them as if I were back home and we were just spending the day together. I woke up with the sweetness that comes from being with precious people that I miss dearly.
The worst nightmare was an occurring one when I was younger. I would dream that I was in school and some horrible person was following me. I would run into the science room and peer out the door window. Just as I looked out, he was there ready to come it. It stayed with me for years. Guess I didn’t like science class very much when I was growing up.

If you were the captain of a space ship, what would its mission be? Exploration? Colonization? Partying?
On my ship, the Goodship Lollipop, I would have tons of candy—everything chocolate, of course. It would be filled with fun and games—like Candyland and Apples to Apples. My ship might take a detour to some remote planet but only to share the fun and meet others who want to live in peace and harmony.

If you had to write only in one crayon color for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
If I had to choose, it would have to be a rainbow crayon. And if they don’t make them, I guess I would have to invent one. 

If you had to build a house without conventional materials, what unconventional materials would you use? (Gingerbread is inadvisable because it attracts snacking children)
I would love a house built with ice cream sticks—preferable dark chocolate ice cream like Magnum bars—because I would have to eat the ice cream before I could make my house. Can you see a theme here with chocolate? 

You're the next Disney princess. What fairy tale is your full length movie and how would you use your new ability to control woodland creatures?
My full-length fairy tale movie would be My Little Peonies and I would be the Disney princess of the peony forest. I would have a magic flower stem that would make the woodland creatures turn into gnomes.

Sum up your life in five words and two punctuation marks.
Wacky world? Of little girl!

If this question were any question in the world, what question would you want it to be and how would you answer it?
The question: What fictional animal would you like to meet and pet? Answer: I would love to meet Aslan from Narnia.

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