Friday, 14 April 2017

A-Z Challenge 2017 - L is for Lunkin

Welcome to Day 12 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 L for Lunkin.


After showing a natural aptitude in school experiments, Lunkin had quickly been recruited into the government’s elite group of scientists and had spent the past twenty years working his way to the top. Well, almost to the top. Only one thing stood in his way: Professor George Tindleson.

Lunkin didn’t have much time for the Chief Scientist’s affable ways. Frankly, the man was a buffoon, as much a relic as the antiquated books and paintings he kept in his office. Everyone else seemed to love him, but could he command them in a crisis? Lunkin would do a much better job, he was sure. He just had to find the right opportunity to fulfil his destiny.

21 comments:

Heather R. Holden said...

Ooh, great snippet. Can only imagine what kind of trouble will result from Lunkin's sense of superiority!

moon said...

Beautiful excerpt! I am wondering what kind of a prison it is and what crisis is Lunkin talking about ? Oh, the suspense!
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JeffO said...

I have a feeling Lunkin is not a nice guy.

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

Uh-oh, this guy sounds like he could be trouble. Anyone who thinks they have a destiny is usually trouble :)
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S.A. Larsenッ said...

Ooh, great idea for a topic! I loved this snippet. Nicely done!

Jean Davis said...

Uh oh. I hope the Professor is watching his back.
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Darla M Sands said...

Ominous. Well done!

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A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Old books can have important knowledge. Those who don't know history, etc. etc. :D

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Keith's Ramblings said...

I fear a dastardly plan looms on the horizon! I like it!

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Sara C. Snider said...

Well, Lunkin sounds like a bit of a killjoy. Poor Professor Tindleson better watch out. :O

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - I feel some treachery coming on ... poor old Professor Tindleson ... a leering Lunkin is a-coming along ... cheers Hilary

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Anita said...

Right opportunity means a lot.
Hope Lunkin finds what he wants.

Shari Elder said...

Lunkin is well formed. Talented but narrow minded, all interesting in an intellectual.

Liz A. said...

Uh oh. And I'm sure he's going to find that opportunity... if he has to create it himself.

John Davis Frain said...

Oh, I just love unbridled ambition in a character. This is a guy to follow. Brings to mind the old adage: Keep your friends close ... and your enemies closer!

Liz said...

Of course - we all imagine we could do better! (In my case of course, this is perfectly true. I'm presuming Lunkin is similarly blessed.

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Patricia Lynne said...

Well, I'm fearful for the Professor's life! =O

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Cathy Kennedy said...

Nick, sounds like Professor Tindleson has an enemy. That Lunkin is way too ambitious and it sounds like he's not above doing something bad to get what he wants, too.

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Beth Lapin said...

I'd say Professor George Tindleson's days are numbered!

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DeeDee said...

I hope he gets his chance some day.
I love every character and so eager to read them

Anmol Rawat said...

I believe you will have many readers when you launch your book after the challenge. All the best!