Interview with Brody Walsh
After writing the first two books in The Possess Saga, I sat down for a chat with Brody Walsh. The current, resident ghost in Midtown. Here’s what happened.
Brody: *narrows his eyes at me then sits up in his seat* It’s my…pleasure.
JAH: You’re still a bit upset about me killing you, aren’t you?
Brody: Ya think?
JAH: Does it help that I didn’t enjoy killing you? Also, I brought your favorite beer. *hands him a bottle of Smithwick’s.
Brody: Slightly *lets out a grunt and snatches the bottle from me*
JAH: So, you are in both stories. Possess and The Untimely Death of Brody Walsh *pauses as he cringes at the title* Sorry… I mean books 1 and 2. In Book 1, it’s after your death and we get glimpses of you, but for the most part only see the things you cause to happen from the other side. I thought the readers might like to know how you did a few of the things you did.
Brody: Well. First off, until Harley moved in I wasn’t able ta make contact at all. I’m not sure why that is. She is a bit peculiar as ya well know. Also, in ghost form I tend ta feed off of energy around me. Unlike previous tenants that lived there briefly before her, Harley also gives off a ton of energy. It kind of just pulls ya in, and before I knew it I was able ta use some of her energy ta break through back ta the other side. For example, her seeing me when I looked in the mirror.
JAH: What about the nightmares she had? Those were ones you had of Claire, weren’t they?
Brody: *grimaces * Yeah. The first night Harley moved in, I just sat there watching her. I was a bit dumbfounded that she actually saw me. I dozed off on the bed next to her –no funny business of course! I dreamt of Claire and before I knew it I’d somehow made her dream the same dream. After that…It was a bit more intentional. *Flashes me a mischievous grin* Harley is a bit of a skeptic. Well…she was. Was a skeptic.
JAH: Yes, she can be a bit hard-headed. Not like anyone else we know. *gives him a pointed look*
Brody: I assume yer talking about Nolan.
JAH: Right… so I know that you had strong feelings for another character, but considering you have been mostly alone in that apartment for nearly five years then suddenly had an attractive woman move in did you ever–
Brody: Snuck a peek?
JAH: Um. Yep.
Brody: Not intentionally, no. I try to be a gentleman. But she’s very pleasant to look at and well, I’m still a man.
JAH: Do you still get those…urges?
Brody: Are you tryin’ ta ask if I still get horny? I’m stuck as a 24 year old man. What do ya think?
JAH: *Blushes * Oh. Let’s um…talk about something else shall we?
Brody: *smirks and takes a drink from his beer* Ya were the one that asked, love.
JAH: *Giggles* So. Things are kind of left in the open when it comes to whether you are still around at the end of Possess. Will you still be hanging around Midtown for a bit?
Brody: Yep. You can expect ta see me in Book 3. It seems I have some unfinished business to attend ta *winks*
JAH: I see what you did there.
Brody: Little bit of ghosty humor fer ya.
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