Happy Wednesday! Let’s get back to the idea of a deserted island for this week’s edition of Cast Away. I could use a rest on a deserted island right about now…
Wickeds – your main character is stranded on a small island. What three things would they have with them? What about you? What three things would you have?
Barb: This is a funny question for me, because my main character, Julia Snowden, is REGULARLY on a small island. As the next book opens, Julia is living on Morrow Island in the renovated mansion built by her mother’s ancestors. Based on that, I’d say the three things she needs are her family around her, the window seat in her apartment for reading, and Le Roi, the family Maine coon cat. Those things sound pretty good to me.
Edith/Maddie: That’s so civilized, Barb! Robbie Jordan would have Abe, her bike (depending on the island), and a pan to cook in. Mac would need her parrot Belle, a cozy mystery to read, and her family nearby. Rose Carroll would have her birthing satchel, her David, and writing materials. I would need writing materials, too, plus matches and a bottle of whiskey.
Julie: “Stranded on a small island” gives me heart palpitations. Neither Lilly nor I are big on “roughing it”. Assuming there’s somewhere to sleep, etc. I’d take a solar-powered generator, an iPad (for reading, drawing and writing), and a pot for boiling water, etc. (I realize I wouldn’t last long on a remote island.) Lilly would probably be more practical. She’d bring one of the Garden Squad with her for company, a pot for cooking, and flares that she could light to get off the island.
Jessie: Since I am on a couple of deadlines all at once I am in love with the idea of being stranded on a small island! I would take my dog, Sam, my current knitting project and my writing go bag that accompanies me back and forth between NH and ME. It is filled with notebooks, pens, and ink. My sleuth Beryl would take a pair of sensible walking shoes, fire-starting equipment
Sherry: I’m with Julie! I don’t like roughing it and if our power is out for a couple of hours I panic. Chloe would need a satellite phone to call for help, Rip because firemen usually know how to start a fire, and rum so she can make happy drinks with all the fruit growing on the island. She’s not going to call for help for the first few days because being alone with Rip sounds just about perfect to Chloe.
Liz: I don’t like roughing it either!! Violet would just use her powers to get her coffee – or maybe even teleport herself off the island. Maddie would probably be able to figure out a way to survive for a few days at least…
Readers: What are your three desert island must-haves?