Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Timbre Merriweather's Music Ring

Timbre Merriweather's Music Ring: Object Post 45

Source? Amalie de Courcy got it from Merryn Pendennis to give to  Tim
Significance? Timbre is a year younger than Amalie; this is her promise that she’ll wait for him.
Fate? Tim wears it and plays with it in moments of introspection or stress.
Author’s inspiration? It seemed the obvious thing for her to do
First appearance? Man Overboard

“Clear as mud,” Tom said. He waited expectantly, but Timbre was quiet, twisting the silver kissing ring, adorned with an unsettling pattern of musical notes, that he wore on his wedding finger.
“You okay, Tim? Yourself, I mean?”

Like his mother, Ryl, Timbre Merriweather fell in love hard and early.  He was sixteen when he fell for Mistress Amalie de Courcy, Ryl’s ward. She was seventeen and so, by fay standards, she would be an adult a year earlier than Tim. He loved her but his discomfort at the thought of her finding someone else was such that she took matters into her own capable hands and had Merryn Pendennis make him a kissing ring. Tim was soothed, knowing this meant she would wait for him to follow her into what, by fay parlance, was termed "enough years". His parents weren’t exactly pleased, but as his father Tom put it, they couldn’t exactly complain when Ryl had been even younger. And who said young love didn't last? Over thirty years after their first meeting, Ryl and Tom have never regretted it for even a moment. 


Sally is Sally Odgers; author, anthologist and reader. You can find you way into her maze of websites and blogs via the portal here.(Sally is me, by the way.)

The goal for 2017 was to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. 2017 is well behind us, but I ran out of year before running out of books. As of June 2018 I STILL hadn't run out of books, but many of those still to come are MIA by which I mean I don't have copies and remember little about them. There are more new books in the pipeline, and I'm certainly showcasing those, but in between times, I'm profiling some of my characters, places and objects. Thank you so much to everyone who's come along on this journey so far!

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