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Interview with Rachel (a character from Natalie Blank's THE TANGIBLES)

Do you have a dog? Go to the dog park? Allow your pet to sleep in your bed? I had a dog when I was a kid. When my dad moved out, he took the dog with him. I never saw either of them again. I'd like to get a new dog, but my mom doesn't think I'm responsible enough. If I had a dog, I would definitely allow him to sleep in my bed, and we'd go to the dog park every day. Are you married? In a serious relationship? Leaving your options open?I'm seventeen and have never been in a serious relationship. Though my mom has hopes I'll get married someday and be "normal." She sets her expectations way too high. What's your biggest secret? What's the biggest secret you've kept for others?Everyone knows I am medicated for schizophrenia, but they don't know how often I skip doses. When I don't take my medicine, I can talk to the intangibles, my imaginary friends. They're a lot nicer to be around than real people.

What's your favorite movie? Why? Who is your favorite actor/actress? Moana is my favorite movie right now. I know it sounds childish, but I connect with the main character and her desire to leave home. I don't really have a favorite actor or actress, but I love all the Dr. Whos. What's your superpower? or What do you wish your superpower was? I wish I could make the intangibles real so they'd be with me always. Do you have a bad habit? How long have you tried to break it...or not?I have too many to count. Overeating, laziness, forgetfulness. But none of that is my fault. My medication makes me tired, numb, and unmotivated. I'll eat a whole bag of Hot Tamale chips without even realizing it.


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