Character Spotlight: Mitchell Felding (photographer)

Dependable Mitchell comes with bucketloads of amiability. A joke accompanies most conversations. His warm smile melts anyone’s ice. There’s a wonderful sense of calm surrounding our reliable, likable protagonist.

Mitchell Felding.

  • Thirty-something
  • Married to Samantha Felding
  • Professional Photographer and Photography Teacher
  • Self Employed
  • Practical
  • Good sense of humour

His light-hearted character is welcoming, especially when it’s placed against that of his wife, Sam, who spends her time worrying while checking her watch and measuring time. She’s extremely officiant but anxious. This kind of match should be ideal, but it isn’t. Equitable work/life balances in the Felding home aren’t easy to find. Mitchell is dedicated to his wife, but his efforts to settle her worries are never enough. There’s always another obstruction blocking the path, especially to their bedroom.

broken rings

A long-term celibate relationship began their journey. Abstinence was meant to be a gift — a well-intended show of devotion towards each other. Unfortunately, it worked against them. By the time they married, sex was too big to manage. It had become something to fear. It never turned into a form of intimacy. Devotion to sexual avoidance took over.

Counsellor Tony Brindell is helping the couple work on their marriage. He believes the issues plaguing it are minor, but he isn’t aware of their depth. Despite Tony’s best efforts, neither of his clients is benefiting from therapy. Both are ill-equipped to move forward.

It’s Mitchell who’ll be first to let go of conformity and make a breakthrough — seeking intimacy elsewhere.

…but then he’ll fail to mention something of the murders that were reported in the media. He thinks he knows one of the victims. You can’t blame him for not speaking up. Samantha constantly dismisses him. Fixing the marriage takes priority and conflict like that isn’t welcome. Finding out what happened to those women will have to be left up to others.

Happy ever after is calling inside the pages of SEETHINGS.


Five women’s bodies are discovered after the nights of thunderstorms. Their spouses are suspected of the crimes, but it becomes clear that someone else is responsible. There’s no blood and few clues. A storm photographer who specializes in taking pictures of lightning may be the only witness.


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