Tim and Nothing - A Nature Myth
Tim and Nothing is a story for young and not young adults.
Exciting, sad, thoughtful, funny and hopeful, it is a story of a struggle against a Destroyer.
Tim sees and hears the world of Nature where Wind, the Sun and the Sea are friends.
Storm and Nothing are enemies. In great danger he and his dog, Tea, are saved by a whirlpool that sucks them into Earth’s dreamy memory. But Nothing follow. More
Tim and Nothing
In the beginning Tim's vacation is not much fun. With his parents he goes to the country for a vacation. But his mother is injured, his father tired and sad, and he has only his dog Tea for company. He has no friends with him, and all there is to do is look at the hills and listen to the winds in the trees.
But then he hears the Winds speak. He listens to them, and to the earth. Maybe he shouldn't let those winds take him and Tea to the mountain top but he does. There he meets Gladys, a girl of sunlight, sent by the Sun to hunt the world's destroyer – Nothing.
To help her, and, he hopes, to help his mother as well, Tim goes with her into the mountain. Here are dark tunnels, and strange caves. One is for silence; one for sleep; one for mad thoughts that attack him, to steal his mind. A Bat and a Tune join them, and help them through the mountain.
On the other side is is a great inland sea, with a shore of sand. A crow joins them and a tree gives them food and shelter, water gives them rest, and a house gives them welcome.
But then Nothing appears, and, with him, storm and destruction, so they must flee again, across the sea.
Tim builds a raft and sets sail. Nothing follows them, and, with Storm and Hot-air, attacks them. Crow disappears, Bat is killed, Gladys fades and is taken home by Sun. Tim and Tea are alone.
A friendly Whirlpool sucks them beneath the sea into the dreamworld of Earth's memory. Here is a gentle river, a sky of rocks, a desert of sand and fossils. All is peaceful as ancient creatures from Earth's memory surge out of the rocks to be alive again for a while, and to wander.
But Nothing still hunts Tim, and he must go on.
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