Moxie’s Decision: A Strange World Story by Hank Quense
Meet Marcia Hammerhead from The Strange World Stories interviewing her creator Hank Quense.
I’m Marcia Hammerhead and I’m the Cultural Reporter for Faux News Network. Today, against my better judgement, I’ll interview an unknown scribbler of so-called novels named Hank Quense. I guess I better get on with it. Stalling will only prolong my agony.
MH: Mr Quense, what is this so-called story about?
HQ: Moxie’s Decision is a coming-of-age adventure, Maud. The title character is a teenage princess who realizes she hasn’t been trained to do anything. She leaves her father’s castle and sets out on a quest to become self-reliant and decisive.
MH: Princess? Castle? Is this one of those ridiculous fantasy genre stories?
HQ: It is, Martha. This one is set in Camelot, but it’s not the Camelot you’ve read about. This Camelot is in a parallel universe, so don’t expect the usual legends.
MH: You said this was fantasy, but parallel universes denote sci-fi, another ridiculous genre. Did you use this parallel universe device as an excuse to deceive potential book buyers into thinking they’re buying something they really don’t want?
HQ: Not at all, Miriam. My book is an opportunity for readers to enjoy something new and different. And my book is different. It’s a coming of age story like no other.
MH: My name is Marcia. Why do I suspect this parallel universe is simply a device to allow you to trash all the beloved Camelot legends and tales?
HQ: Ahh, you got it, Margo. That’s exactly what I did. My Camelot is much different than the traditional Camelot. Camelot’s main characters are in the book, but they act differently. For instance, the Knights of the Round Table have a football team, a choir and Tristan writes plays for the knights to act out.
MH: You deserve to be flogged for this desecration. How dare you rewrite the precious and lovely legends from Camelot?
HQ: Maria, the world needs more parody stories and I’ve dedicated my life to filling that parody need.
MH: Have you ever considered writing true literature instead this genre rubbish?
HQ: True literature? Too many words, never any action. How boring. I’d rather get a job.
MH: This interview is over. I refuse to speak with a despicable genre scribbler who has no respect for tradition.
HQ: Thanks for the interview, Margaret.
MH: My name is MARCIA!
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queen after her father, King Smedley, dies.
heir. Her uncle also wants the throne and he’s already tried once to eliminate Moxie as competition.
It’s Camelot in a parallel universe where the Knights of the Round Table play
football and Guinevere coaches the team’s cheerleaders. The wizard Merlin
struggles to understand the Magic of the Mind using primitive ink-stained
diagrams and Stonehenge is a theater-in-the-round.
Pricincess Moxie (Fantasy Satire)
He often lectures on fiction writing and publishing and has a series of guides covering the basics on each subject. He is currently working on a third Moxie novel that takes place in the Camelot era.
He and his wife, Pat, usually vacation in another galaxy or parallel universe.
They also time travel occasionally when Hank is searching for new story ideas.
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