Wednesday, 12 April 2017

A-Z Challenge 2017 - J is for Jaffery

Welcome to Day 10 of the A-Z Challenge 2017. 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 J for Jaffery.


Jaffery was incredibly excited about the trip. How many people ever got the chance to leave Harmonia? At 23, he was the youngest of the group – and in the new spirit of openness, he’d been bragging about the adventure to his friends. Tindleson was a charismatic leader and Jaffery would have followed him anywhere.

There was just one thing he didn’t like about the whole prospect – Lunkin. The deputy said all the right things, but there was something off about him that Jaffery couldn’t place. Everything he said was accompanied by a knowing smile, or more like a sneer. Like he knew something you didn’t.

Still, it was probably nothing. Jaffery told himself to concentrate on the bigger picture – doing something great for the benefit of humanity.

19 comments:

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

I sense terrible trouble ahead for Jaffery!
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Sophie Duncan said...

Now that trip sounds suspicious, especially Lunkin being all sneery. Is Jaffery being a little too trusting?
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moon said...

The "trip " sounds like a diabolical plan.
I wonder whats in store for Jaffery.
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The Cynical Sailor said...

Somehow I don't think things are going to unfold exactly like Jaffrey thinks they are. :-)

DeeDee said...

I hope he has a good trip and makes friends with Lunkin, that I think would do good for Jaffery

Cathy Kennedy said...

Jaffery best keep an eye on Lunkin. He sounds like sneaky feller if you ask me. Thanks for visiting and please JUMP over to look at today's edition of Art Sketching Through the Alphabet Letter "J" whenever you get a chance!

Darla M Sands said...

I have a bad feeling about this. Nicely done.

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Preethi Venugopala said...

Jaffrey needs to be alert and keep an eye on Lunkin I guess. I loved the crisp descriptions that tells as much as they hide.

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Uh-oh... something is suspicious about this trip!

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - lots of commenters are now hooked into the story - what is going to happen to Jaffery ... I hope Junkin gets taken down ... well done - cheers Hilary

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Keith's Ramblings said...

I'm a bit worried about this Lunkin. He has something up his sleeve methinks, and it's not a handkerchief!

Another day in Amble Bay!

Nilanjana Bose said...

Lunkin sounds a bit nasty. Though the ones who think they know it all are effectively the most clueless. Jaffery best keep his eyes and ears open.


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Darcy Scelsi said...

You've definitely got me curious about this world you are creating.

Liz A. said...

Uh oh...

C.D. Gallant-King said...

Oh my. Whether fantasy or sci-fi, these adventures for young people leaving home the first time never go well for them.

Debbie D. said...

Sounds like Jaffery night be in a spot of trouble on this trip. I wonder what Lunkin knows that he doesn't? Nice bit of suspense buildup! ☺

Sara C. Snider said...

Something tells me Jaffery is on the right track...

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Sarah Zama said...

I like the hint of conflict here :-)

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Deniz Bevan said...

This snip makes me want to read more and find out what happens!