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“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway...let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”
~ C. JoyBell C.
Fathers play a significant role in my books although they are rarely present as the story unfolds.
MORTIMER CHILTON AND THE COLLECTIVE
In Mortimer's world the children live near their biological mothers and the role of father has been erased. Mortimer has no mother or father he has a parent, the only one his society believes necessary.
All children, once they age beyond being a Small are allocated their own space with the other Low to keep them out of the Up and Adult rands.
6 SENTENCES FOR SUNDAY:
I kept lookout for my parent. Duty officers are busy; even allowing for that my P was conspicuously absent. I obsessed about seeing her.The first time I’d hacked into the deck cameras – which was a good year ago – I’d gotten more than surprised. When I checked the vid-feed for my deck, I found images of her in the corridor near my apartment. Not sometimes, she came by quite often. Her steps slowed but usually she kept on going.
The impact of Mortimer's isolation, even among the other Low, is significant in shaping his response to the challenges he must face.
IN YOUR WIP, DOES YOUR MC'S FATHER COMMAND SIGNIFICANT IMPORTANCE?