Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Supporting Characters: part 1

     I’ve always rooted for the underdog.  I delight in seeing the wallflower get asked to dance or the water boy making his debut with the team during the big game.  I guess that’s why I want some of my supporting characters to get their day in the sun.  Some of them die, some are left behind and some just fizzle out, never to be heard from again. 
     Scattered here and there throughout my blog, I’d like to introduce you to some of these peripheral characters in my “Journal of the Undead” series so you can really get a feel for who they are.  Today’s featured character is from Journal of the Undead: Littleville Uprising, the first book in the series.  One of the first things the Wexley twins discover upon transferring to Lincoln High in Littleville, Pennsylvania, is that there is an abundance of students named Tyler.  This particular Tyler is featured more often even though his last name is never used. 
     Tyler is a seventeen-year-old junior at Lincoln High.  He is a wide receiver on the varsity football team and he wears number 14.  Sadly, he did not get to choose his number.  It was assigned to him his freshman year and he stuck with it.  At times, he is given to delusions of grandeur.  Tyler assumes that he will make it to the NFL, which would then open doors for him to be an actor.  Like most teenage boys, he loves fast sports cars, loud music and pretty girls.  Because of his affinity for brunettes, Tyler tries, unsuccessfully, to woo Emma.  A little known secret, one he would never divulge to his teammates or friends, is that he loves cats.  Also, when he baby-sits his younger sister, Tyler often sings along to the songs in her favorite Disney movies. 
                      So there you have it, a brief insight into what makes Tyler tick.     

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