Fenton Friday: July Week 1

The first episode for Fenton has been posted and I can’t thank everyone enough that has helped with contributions and ideas. We introduced Fenton and the shopkeeper, the founder of the town-a craftsman, Abigail the shopkeeper, and the desk.

Questions are:

  • Is Abigail an important character? Does she become friends with Fenton? Does she offer valuable education about the town and or desk? Does she know the true secrets of the town?
  • We need a name for Fenton’s town. Something foreboding and mysteries. A hidden secret much like the contents of the drawer. A mystery to be solved. There are many town name generators but let’s come up with something awesome! A fitting for a town holding secrets.
  • What does the town look like? Is it busy? Is it small? Is it completely being bought out by big box stores and the desk/secret society hold the key to its survival?
  • The town’s founding mother-she needs a name. Does the town’s name have her name in it? Is it an anagram?
  • And why is Fenton purchasing a desk? Does his grandmother have anything to do with it? Is his grandmother, even though passed away, hold secrets?
  • Does the desk’s previous owner have any significance to the story? Is it a generational tradition?

I still needing help constructing the written episode (writers help!), copy editor (yeah, Grammarly only does so much for free), a possible anagram expert (if we go this route), and researcher.

I would also like to add some visuals to the posts. We need a desk. Picture or painting something mysterious and possible ominous looking. I would also like to add pictures of our made up town. This means-artists, doodlers, photographers, hobbyist you name it, submit a piece and voting will commence.

As always, submit in comments, by email, or form on the Fenton’s very own page. If you would like to help in a different way please share and reblog Fenton’s Friday project.

 

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  1. Hi Jo, My thoughts are:

    Questions are:

    Is Abigail an important character? Does she become friends with Fenton? Does she offer valuable education about the town and or desk? Does she know the true secrets of the town?

    Abigail does become friends with Fenton, she know some things about the town but like Fenton she doesn’t know everything. However she occasionally knows something unexpected that sets Fenton off in a different direction.Sometimes on a wild goose chase. Fenton sometimes wonders if she is actually deliberately misleading him.

    We need a name for Fenton’s town. Something foreboding and mysteries. A hidden secret much like the contents of the drawer. A mystery to be solved. There are many town name generators but let’s come up with something awesome! A fitting for a town holding secrets.
    How about Lyall’s Deeping ? That’s just a suggestion. Deeping is a hollow, it is also an indicator of something hidden.

    What does the town look like? Is it busy? Is it small? Is it completely being bought out by big box stores and the desk/secret society hold the key to its survival?

    The town is a strange place. A lot of the big stores that blight other cities, like Walmart and Starbucks cannot seem to get a foothold in this town. Walking into this town is a bit like going back 20 or 30 years. There are a lot of independent small stores and a quaint almost too good to be true feel of old time nostalgia. People are neighbourly and friendly, but up to a point. If outsiders try to get too close, the shutters come down hard.

    The town’s founding mother-she needs a name. Does the town’s name have her name in it? Is it an anagram?

    The towns founding mother is Josephine Baker Lyall. A woman who founded the town to hide a family secret. Her father and her were great scientists who discovered some amazing things, but the cost of those discoveries had to be kept hidden. (How’s that sound?)

    And why is Fenton purchasing a desk? Does his grandmother have anything to do with it? Is his grandmother, even though passed away, hold secrets?

    His Grandmother had a sister who disappeared in Lyall’s Deeping. She spent her life trying to find out what happened. The desk belonged to someone who’s name she managed to trace. In the drawer is her sisters Diary.

    Does the desk’s previous owner have any significance to the story? Is it a generational tradition?

    Yes, the person who used to own the desk worked for the Lyall family.

    Oh, and how about Abilgail turns out to be a Lyall. ?

    Let me know what you think?

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    1. I don’t know where to begin with this other than, WOW!! This is why I LOVE to collaborate with other people. Sorry, this took so long to reply but that warranted my undivided attention. My thoughts:
      -Is Abigail an…..
      Fenton can frequently visit the shop when he has a question about some research about a paper later in episodes. Or the friendship can grow as he walks through town waving? Start out slow?
      -Town name…
      I like, ‘deeping’. Like a deep well of secrets and the once successful society (or still quietly successful?), Lyall sounds familiar with almost an aristocratic air to it and I’m DEFINITELY keeping that in the running. (still hoping others will jump in)
      -Town appearance…
      OK-Little happy dance here! This is a great start! A town untouched by money powered greedy businesses. But we still need to add somehow that the town isn’t advancing or growing but that would explain the outsiders not being welcomed. Fenton isn’t really an outsider because of his grandmother? How does the town survive? Shutters coming down hard keeping people out is a wonderful visual for a house if we ever have one.
      -Founding mother…
      I like the name Josephine hehe…Jo for short? A secret society of scientists!!! What do you think? The family secret had something to do with Fenton’s grandmother’s sister disappearing in the town? Did she uncover the society and the science? Are the scientific discoveries dangerous?
      -Why desk purchase…
      I LOVE this idea. The missing sister chronicles moving to the town and welcomed as she attended the same college that Lyall did. And was considered a part of the town until she started to uncover certain things. The desk was in the college women’s dorm library? Is he purposely trying to solve his family mystery or is it a coincidence with him attending the same college?
      Abigail being a Lyall would be the icing on the cake and the turn in the mystery to keep readers guessing, so YES!
      A murder mystery? Unsolved missing person’s – maybe the missing sister became part of the secret society of scientists…The possibilities for this story are endless! Well done and THANK YOU 🙂

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      1. I glad you liked my ideas. Feel free to keep or discard as you see fit. I did want to change something, I called the Founding mother Josephine BAKER Lyall, I then realised that Josephine Baker was a famous person with a lot of associated baggage and so I think Josephine Baxter Lyall would be better. 🙂 I did have another little idea, how about it turns out that Abigail is ACTUALLY Josephine and the discovery involves a formula made from the blood of victims which keeps the people in the secret society forever young. Is that getting too weird? 😉

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