Thursday 23 April 2020

AtoZ2020 - T is for Tom - #AtoZChallenge

Virginia Waytes' Sexy Stories - AtoZChallenge 2020 - T
[Edit: Just a quick note to apologise for the podcast being last on Apple podcasts this week. Seems when I scheduled it, the season and ep number didn't save properly so it popped up everywhere else, but not on Apple (their interface is VERY picky). Sorry it took me so long to figure out what was wrong.]

AtoZChallenge 2020

Hello, Lovelies, welcome to my blog for day 20 of the AtoZChallenge. We have reached the letter T.

For this year's AtoZ I am introducing my new podcast and eBooks, with character intros, places and themes from The Manor. The episodes go out every Tuesday so look up E, L, R & X, or just check out the podcast & book pages.

I have a character introduction for you today, but if you have read this week's eBook or listened to the podcast, you will have already met Tom. He had a lot of fun with Paden, his other half 😉.

T is for Tom

Full Name: Tom
Aka: Tommy (although he hates it)
Species: freshwater merman
Age: Around 200ish
Hair: Mouse brown, short
Eyes: hazel
Height: 6'1''
Pronouns: he/him

Tom is head bouncer at The Manor, seeing people in to the building, making sure nothing happens in the car park and working directly with Ember and May to see that everything runs smoothly. He's tall and stacked, but very fast and lithe. He also doesn't speak.

Due to trauma in his childhood where he was shot and kidnapped from his clan, he can't speak. May, who became his surrogate mother, tried to help him with this when he was young, but they have both since given up. The day he was captured he lost his voice and has never got it back. He can communicate through sign language, his phone's voice function, with sonar clicks only May and Paden can understand, and mind to mind with Paden, The Manor's resident kelpie, and Tom's significant other.

If it wasn't for May he would have ended up disabled in the same way she is, because the man who captured both of them wanted to make it impossible for him to escape. May put her life on the line and killed their captor, something Tom believes he can never repay.

Before he took over as head bouncer he worked in the adult side of The Manor and was very popular with members, but when he chose to persue Paden, he decided he did not wish to do that anymore. Tom has no hangups about using his body how he sees fit, but he is more than aware that Paden does not always see the world in the same way others do, and Tom wanted there to be no misunderstandings, ever. They are a strickly monogomous couple.

His favourite means of transport is his motorbike, which he takes very good care of, cleaning it and making sure it is running perfectly whenever he has time. May calls it his baby.

Thank you for reading, I hope you like Tom. Check out this week's podcast episode and eBook, Wrath of the Water Horse to see more of him ... much more of him.😉

Please do comment below and link me to your AtoZ posts if you are taking part 💖. If you don't know what to say feel free to use to question below for inspiration, but don't feel you have to answer it.

Q. Have you ever lost your voice - for example tonsilitis or really bad strep throat? How did you manage?

I've never lost my voice completely, but I have been very croaky and whispery a time or too - there was a lot of handwaving and repeating things I seem to remember.

My other self (Natasha Duncan-Drake) is also taking part in this years AtoZChallenge over at Tasha's Thinkings. Her theme is Vampire Drabbles (100 word stories). T is for Thirst

 AtoZChallenge Master List
Click here to see all the other wonderful bloggers taking part.


  1. Tom's another interesting character. You've got a lot of interesting ones.

  2. I've never lost my voice, but I always wanted to learn sign language.

    The Multicolored Diary

    1. Me too. I have a friend who is a sign language interpreter and I marvel at it.

  3. Sounds like he knows what he wants!

    An A-Z of Faerie: Thin Places


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