Meet Agatha Stone from THE LOST KNIGHT by Candy Atkins

Agatha Stone

I, Agatha Stone, am nothing special. It’s true. Ask anyone. Sure, living with Auntie and Uncle in New York isn’t easy, mainly because Uncle is never home and Auntie is nuts.

Well I’m nuttier. I paint every surface of my room with random art in whatever color I can get my hands on. And I hear voices. Actually it’s singing. Well it was singing until they started talking to me, or about me.

“Being alone has never been an issue. I prefer my own company. However, I’ve never done anything new and I certainly have never done anything this challenging.”
Agatha Stone, The Lost Knight

I ran away from home the day after my thirteenth birthday when Auntie and her weird friend attacked me. Now I’m on the run with the Grim Reaper and a scary soldier. And I’m no longer on Earth.

They were expecting me to be a Knight. The savior that’s supposed to stop a war and prevent the invasion to Earth. But I’m not. They grabbed the wrong girl. I just don’t know how to tell them.

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“I’ve always been different. I don’t know how to talk to people, and I don’t know why people do the things they do. I also don’t like the stuff others seem to like, and they certainly don’t like what I like.”
Agatha Stone, The Lost Knight

An Interview with Agatha, The Lost Knight

Q: You mention your foster parents, do you ever think about your natural mom and dad?

A(gatha): Umm…yeah. Who wouldn’t? But nobody really knows anything about them. I mean I used to ask Auntie about them, but she doesn’t know anything. They died when I was just a baby. I’d like to know if I look like them or if they painted or wrote songs and stuff. Or like what they did for a living? It hurts to think about them so I try not to.

Q: Why do you like purple so much? What does it represent to you?

A: Honestly, I dyed my hair purple because the dye itself is a weird shade of reddish-black that I thought would be good to use on this raven I’m painting on my ceiling. I only had enough money to buy either black paint or the dye. I chose the dye. I like the purple though. Especially, cause it’s dark. I don’t think I have a favorite color, maybe black or red. I like blue.

Q: If you could have any superpower in the world, what would it be and how would you use it?

A: I’m already pretty good at being invisible. I’d like to be the opposite of that. Is being seen a power? Maybe really loud. Although that wouldn’t be much of a power. Flying sounds hard. I don’t know. How about controlling time? Is that a power? If I had to choose I would like to travel in time or be able to stop time or do something with time.

Q: Who is your hero or someone you really look up to?

A: Okay this is going to sound weird, but Wonder Woman. I know, weird. But she’s stronger than Superman and smarter than Batman, but no one ever notices. I just want to loan her a shirt. I think if she stopped running around in her underwear people would listen to her or see her for something other than what they think she is. I know it’s weird that someone like me thinks they could help someone like her, but…

Q: How did you learn how to paint? Would you consider it your greatest talent? If not, what is?

A: I don’t know how I learned to paint. I guess I was just bored. It’s nice that Auntie never cares if I write on my walls. I guess it’s a talent. I never thought of it that way. It’s just something I do.

Q: What is one thing you wish people understood about you that you think they don’t?

That I have feelings. Maybe I am over sensitive or something. And I know that I’m not normal. But people seem to enjoy hurting me. I don’t understand what I’m doing wrong. Maybe someday someone will explain it to me. I would like to have a friend.

Q: Do you have any favorite books or music that inspire you?

A: I like all music. I write stuff… in my head. I hear it…in my head. Hymns and operas and stuff. Almost every night if my window is…I mean every night I sing to myself. I like it. It relaxes me. I read all the time. I don’t think I could pick a favorite. Harry Potter, duh. What else? If you mean classics, probably Alice in Wonderland. I don’t know.

Q: What is your biggest insecurity?

A: Talking. I know that’s a weird one. But talking to people is so hard for me. I know I’ll say something stupid and they’ll laugh at me or something. And sometimes I have no idea what to say. I hate when that happens.

Q: Do you believe in magic?

A: Not really. I find magicians annoying. It’s like, why would you pay someone to lie to you. I don’t get it. I don’t like being tricked.

Q: If you had to leave your house in a hurry and knew you wouldn’t be back for awhile, which one item would you take with you?

A: What if it like burned down or something? That’s the only way Uncle would ever let us leave that place. I don’t know. I guess I’d make sure all the cats got out. I don’t have a lot of stuff. Maybe my brushes.

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