Friday, April 8, 2011

Meet Lyle's Identical Twin--Myles, in Six Lines


But Myles wasn’t mentally deficient, just so giving of himself and his belongings. A stranger would admire his shirt, and he’d take it off and hand it to him. An adult woman of any age would eye him. He’d grab her shopping bags and walk her home, chattering about her life with her. Pimps, crackheads, thugs, anyone with a spark of decency watched out for him. Threaten any stranger who’d ask Myles for some loose change, but then not move on after he’d emptied his wallet with a smile.

14 comments:

Cate Masters said...

Love this description of Myles and his giving nature. Also how he brought out the best in otherwise not so good people. Great job, Arlene.

Marie Dees said...

Great description and I love how the others protect him.

Sarah Grimm said...

Great six! Very interesting and well done.

Marsha A. Moore said...

What a great character. It will be interesting to see what reactions Myles gains from other characters.

D L Jackson said...

This speaks a lot of Myles gentle nature and so how undeserving he is of what happens.
As always, I love your novels, Arlene and can't wait to see this one released.

bluerose said...

what an interesting character!

Sandra Sookoo said...

interesting character. Hope he doesn't get taken advantage of

Lauri J Owen said...

He's almost child-like. Wonder how he's managed to hold on to that spark after all of life's disappointments and betrayals. Nicely done.

Jessica Subject said...

You reveal so much about Myles in these sentences. Wonderful job! :)

Viviane Brentanos said...

At last, a kind man

Chrystalla Thoma said...

Sweet person. They are so often misunderstood.

Dee Carney said...

Myles is a very likable man, indeed. I'd love to meet someone like him.

JoAnne Kenrick said...

great character work in just six sentences, I got a real sense for who Myles was... he sounds adorable!

Pippa Jay said...

He sounds so sweet and innocent. Glad to hear even the 'bad guys' look out for him.