Mysterious Benedict, Part 2

I tried a new voice on as I read to the kids today. The character is called Constance Contraire, and she’s supposed to be a cranky, little thing. I decided she needed to sound nasal and annoying.

My six-year-old stopped me after the first line. “Who is Constance?” she asked. I explained that she was the character we had just read about.

She looked shocked. “My God!” she exclaimed, “she sounds like that?!”

After I stopped laughing, we worked together on an acceptable voice. So much for creating characters on the fly.

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