bess crakehall

30 DAY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE - Day 1: Basics and cosmetic 

Name: Bess Harriett Crakehall
Age: 25
Date of Birth: January 17th
Hair color: Ash brown, dyed blonde
Eye color: Green
Skin color/nationality: Caucasian
Accent (if any): No
Height: 5 ft 5
Tattoos: a Venus symbol on the back of her neck
Piercings: No
Birthmarks/Disfigurements: Her entire body is covered in freckles.
Scars: Several
Nicknames: None

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For a long time, Bess could do naught but stare at this coal-haired beauty as she ordered a soy milk macchiato to go. The girl didn’t seem to take any notice of Bess, as she stood there like an idiot. The girl smiled at the barista, revealing an opaline row of perfectly straight teeth, and thanked him as he reached her the coffee. She put on her jacket before opening the doors, a brisk wind carrying a few fresh snowflakes indoors. “Bye,” the girl told the barista, shooting yet another dazzling smile at him. For many minutes, Bess stood motionless by her chair, before plummeting down into it again.
“Fuck,” she swore aloud, chiding herself for her cowardice. Her heart was still pounding forcefully beneath her rib cage, and her cheeks felt warm as she touched them with unsteady fingers. This is ridiculous, Bess tried to tell herself, it was just some pretty girl. Yet she couldn’t shake the feeling that somehow there was something more to it than that. Bess scoffed at how silly she was. Yet all the same, she decided that she had to return to the coffee shop tomorrow.

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30 DAY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE - Day 2

How do they usually dress?What do they wear to sleep? Do they wear jewelry? Is there anything about their appearance they wish they could change? How would they look as the opposite sex? What do they smell like? Why (do they wear the scent or does it occur naturally)? Do they have an accurate mental picture of their appearance (how they see themselves versus how the world sees them)?

For Bess’ thirteenth birthday the Crakehalls went on a family vacation to Morocco. Vi, who was no more than ten, bought these necklaces in a stall right by the beach. Both sisters have worn them almost every day since. It is the only thing from her home Bess didn’t leave behind the day she moved away.