Character Spotlight: Samantha Felding


Samantha Felding.

  • Thirty something
  • Married to Mitchell Felding (10 years.)
  • High School Educator
  • Self – Motivated
  • High Achiever
  • Catholic

Sam is a highly trustworthy, dependable woman. She’s personable and friendly to all.

Samantha remembers names, birthdays and even reads the obituaries in case one someone she knows passes away. Cards are frequently sent via regular post. Handwritten wishes and sympathies always accompany them.

Some say she’s old before her time – too empathetic, too organized and disciplined to be a product of her generation.

She’d rather write on paper than use an electronic device to keep notes and send letters.

There are calendars in every room of her home and clocks in key areas so she can measure her productivity. Not one second of her day is wasted.

She has to be this organized. She’s a high-school teacher and very good at it. Her recent promotion was a result of her ongoing officiousness. She deserves the new job appointment. Successful teaching requires good planning and teachers who know to get things done.

There are day planners on her desk, calendars on the wall and diaries throughout her home.

A successful work / life balance must be planned efficiently.

Nothing happens by accident. Winging-it just doesn’t happen.

She’s intelligent, strong and independent – a modern woman with strong but quiet feminist values.

On the surface, she’s gracious. A warm smile greets strangers and puts them at ease. She’ll talk to almost anyone about almost anything and look them in the eye when she does it. There is no one Sam can’t reach out and touch.

She got those traits from her mother – and living by Jesus’s example.

Unless you asked, you’d never know she’s a Christian. There are small signs but nothing that’s obvious. She’d rather you judge her by her actions, not religion. Religion is deeply personal to Sam. It’s not something she’d force upon another.

Deep on the inside, Sam’s a mess.

She’s a ball of anxiety. It makes her doubt every word, every action. It keeps asking one question over and over: ‘Am I doing enough for God?’

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There’s a lot to live up to. She doesn’t want to disappoint Him.

It’s as if her mind runs a thousand ‘what if’ scenarios a second and then micro-manages each moment.

There’s something to worry about every second of the day.

The sugar bowl is enough to throw her. Brown or white sugar for guests?

Is the coffee too hot, or not hot enough? What if the discussion turns political? Should she offer tea?

It’s difficult to be Sam.

She expects catastrophes but plans on contingencies. Rescue missions are at-the-ready should propriety be insufficient.

Needless to say, her work ethic prohibits spontaneity. Husband Mitchell often has to negotiate with Sam to be with her.

Free time doesn’t exist. It’s wasteful, unproductive…. and sex is a frivolous activity anyway.

Romance rarely makes it into Sam’s diaries.

This explains why her husband has been spending more time away from home – it gives Sam more time to achieve her best and please God.

His new hobby solves two problems.

Samantha’s a young woman with an old Catholic spirit. All her marriage needs to thrive is prayer and Faith.

They don’t have children.

It’s been a year since Sam and Mitchell decided to plan to have a child and about two years since they were intimate. Sam believes God will provide.
You could say their relationship is platonic.

Counselor Tony Brindell is helping them work on their marriage.

Samantha Felding’s part in Darkness Awakes is to antagonize readers.

Despite her many redeeming qualities, she’s inadvertently poisoning her marriage with efficiency.


“Mike’s writing has you in the room from the outset. You are meeting characters left right and centre and then bang –‘it’ is here. He takes you on a vengeful, aggressive journey…”

-Michael M Roleystone. (Reader)
Darkness Awakes Novel
A Sexless Marriage
Five Random Victims
Summer Thunderstorms
Charm Bracelet
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Author: M.Forman
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