Monday, 24 April 2017

A-Z Challenge 2017 - T is for Tindleson

Welcome to Day 20 of the A-Z Challenge 2017. Who can believe there's one week left? The time is flying by. This month I'm sharing my "Black & White Snippets" - snapshots of some of the characters, places and concepts that populate my forthcoming YA dystopian trilogy, Black & White. There won't be a lot of details or spoilers - just short scenes and vignettes that give you a hint of the world I've created. Today, it's T for Tindleson.


Tindleson liked these kids. He hadn’t thought about them for a long time, but he was glad they were more questioning of things than most of their peers. Just because the circumstances of their birth were out of the norm, didn’t mean that was guaranteed.


In fact, they were doing things he’d only dreamed of doing, and for that, he had 100% admiration.

21 comments:

Nilanjana Bose said...

Sound like a feisty lot! Hopefully they change the things their previous generations couldn't.

moon said...

I admire the kids too. They are creating room for optimism with their courageous prudence.
Interesting snippet.
Best wishes
Moon
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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - I wonder if there's more to the kids than Tindleson has taken into account .. interesting - cheers Hilary
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DeeDee said...

Glad that he is cent percent happy in what he does.
Its nice to have happy people around

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kaykuala said...

In fact, they were doing things
he’d only dreamed of doing, and
for that, he had 100% admiration.

Obviously, he has great confidence in the kids.They appeared to have been good kids anyway!

Hank

Sara C. Snider said...

Good for the kiddos. And good for Tindleson for admiring them rather than be envious for doing things he only dreamed of.

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Natalie Aguirre said...

Can't tell much about him with the snippet, but he sounds like a nice guy.

Ronel Janse van Vuuren said...

What's so different about these kids, I wonder? Happy A-to-Z-ing.

Jean Davis said...

Perhaps Tindleson needs to live a little and start questioning a few things himself.
Discarded Darlings - Jean Davis, Speculative Fiction Writer, A to Z: Editing Fiction

Darla M Sands said...

I'm really enjoying this. Well done!

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C.D. Gallant-King said...

I can't believe it's the last week either! Feels like this month was never going to end... :-P

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Robert Bennett said...

Maybe I'm just too much of a fan of twists/dark endings, but that single commentary makes me worry about what those kids are actually doing.

Emily Bloomquist said...

Hi Nick, Tindleson sounds interesting and kind in this glance into him. He appears to care about the extraordinary kids. Hopefully they will not have to later find a way to escape from him.

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A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

One of my folktale motifs this year was "great men take time to play with children." Fitting :)

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Arlee Bird said...

Never heard the name Tindleson, though I used to know a guy named Tilson which I thought was an unusual name at the time.

Arlee Bird
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Liz A. said...

Oh, lovely. A good guy? For the moment, at least.

Morgan Cartwright said...

And just what makes these kids so amazing?

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Keith's Ramblings said...

There's clearly something quite special about the little ones!

Another day in Amble Bay!

Josie Two Shoes said...

Questioning is always a good thing, I sense hope for the next generation!

Josie Two Shoes: T is for Thelma

cleemckenzie said...

Tindleson is quite a name. How did you choose it? I've never heard it before.

Here's to finishing the AtoZ still standing.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Now I wonder what they were doing. Good lead in.
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