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About Many different stories.

GLASTONBURY TOR A PERSPECTIVE

A spiritual climb up Glastonbury Tor.

A BODMIN MOOR EXPERIENCE

Coming back from Cornwall, we came face to face with a fog, like I've never seen before.

A Memory of Ziggy Hammersmith July 3rd 1973

watching Ziggy's last ever concert, got inspired to write this.
Cherry

A TREK NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN

It's very strange, the people you meet while walking alone.

A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS (PART ONE)

A tale of Christmas in a little village called 'Great Oaks.'

A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS ( PART EIGHT )

It's Boxing Day, what will happen to the old man?

A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS ( PART NINE )

The final conclusion of A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TWO THOUSAND AND TEN.

A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS (PART FIVE)

It's time to play in the snow and have some fun at the village of 'Great Oaks.'

A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS (PART FOUR)

It's Christmas morning, the children are excited.

A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS (PART SIX)

Who is this stranger we have brought home? said the children.

A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS (PART THREE)

Continuing the story of a Christmas in 'Great Oaks'

A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS (PART TWO)

continuing the story of the village of 'Great Oaks'

An Indian childs tale of becoming a man PART ONE

A childrens story about a young American Indian boy, who becomes a man.

BLUE BIRD ( PART FIVE )

A slight tinge of erotica in this part.

BLUE BIRD ( PART ONE )

This is a story somewhat different to what I normally write.

BLUE BIRD ( PART SIX )

I hope that this last part does not offend anyone, it's certainly not my intention.

BLUE BIRD ( PART THREE )

Hope you're staying with the story.

BLUE BIRD ( PART TWO )

Continuing the Blue Bird story.

Chosen Ones In the Beginning

I am continuing the story of the Chosen Ones, so this is just a little intro to how it all began.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eleven ( Pt 1 ) Chance Meetings

It was early morning when Cinnamon awoke, she dug her fingers into the sheepskin she slept on, frustration and panic ran through her mind...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Nine ( Pt 11 ) The Ocean Awaits

The going was rough, the moors held many crevices, one wrong move and the horses could pull the wagons over.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Nine ( Pt 13 ) The Ocean People

There were only three small cottages in the bay, each one had a small area of land at the back,

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Nine ( Pt 9 ) More Trouble Lies Ahead

As the women and children huddled together in the back of the wagons trying to keep warm, the men sat up front driving the horses on.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Ten ( Pt 1 ) Finding Accommodation

After leaving Meradith's home, Jay and Ben had ridden Rainbow and Bracken like the wind...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Ten ( Pt 2 ) Unexpected Callers

The two shadowy figures slid down the wall to a sitting position just below the window.
Cherry

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Ten ( Pt 4 ) More Sad Farewells

Varden had slept most of the morning in Si's cave, before waking to the smell of fish cooking over an open fire.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Ten ( Pt 5 ) Mysteries To Solve

Bracus had awoken early that same morning with a bad head, due to the amount of liquor he'd consumed the night before...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Ten ( Pt 6 ) Captured

Bracus lifted the boy over roughly, so that he was now laying on his back.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Ten ( Pt 7 ) Back To The Bay

After thanking Aesileif for letting them have beds for the night, Jay went to collect Rainbow and Bracken from the lean-to...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Ten ( Pt 8 ) Meetings

Bracus stood outside Brew Cottage, chatting with Varg, Jason and some other men. Varden sat at one of the wooden tables watching pensively as the men became louder and louder.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Ten ( Pt 9 ) New Beginnings

As the afternoon drifted on, the gentle sound of the ocean's swell and the merriment at Brew Cottage had most people in high spirits, that is except Bracus...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eight ( PT 9 ) More Questions

Poor Varden nearly choked on his fish, when Si revealed that his father was Gregor...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Nine ( Pt 1 ) Family Friends

Ben and Jay had left Varden that very same morning, going in search of Evelyne and Nathen.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Nine ( Pt 2 ) Time To Leave

When Lena finished speaking, Jay glanced at his brother-in-law, trying to get his attention without much luck,

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Nine ( Pt 3 ) Danger Lurks!

Cinnamon worked hard that very same day. Cook had asked the two girls to work late, as there was much to do, with the weather turning.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Nine ( Pt 5 ) What Next?

The forest reverberated to the sounds of the wind and rain, it was haunting and would have sent shivers through even the bravest of men.

THE MERLIN AND THE SPARROW

A short story I wrote in no more than 60 words.
Cherry

MY LADY OF THE NIGHT

A story of love with a mysterious woman.

KEEP FIT MADNESS (IP)

Story that includes 'The teapot had seen better days,' and 'As easy as ABC' for the (IP)
Cherry

THE TORMENT OF SARAH

The Ice Queen stood transfixed ready to torment Sarah.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART ONE )

Another part of the introduction to the story.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART TWO )

The child knew she was doing wrong, but couldn't resist the fine herbs.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART THREE )

The child realises she made a mistake.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART FOUR )

now we are getting know the family.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART EIGHT )

Where would they be without their friends?

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART TEN )

The family have travelled far, they need to rest.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART TWEVE )

Jonah and his men get ready to feast.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART NINETEEN )

It's so hard trying to stay awake, when your so tired!

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART TWENTY )

Caves can be very claustrophobic, when sharing with two families.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART TWENTY SIX )

The evil Jonah will stop at nothing, to get his own way.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART THIRTY )

Ivan gets to know a bit about Joshua.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART THIRTY ONE )

Bella becomes very ill, will a saviour come to her aid?

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART THIRTY FOUR )

Ivan returns to the cave with his new friend.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART THIRTY FIVE )

Evelyne and Meradith have more than one encounter.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART FORTY SEVEN )

Bella and Arvid make their way through the forest.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART FIFTY )

Bess, Arvid and Bella lay the baby to rest.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART SIXTY SEVEN )

Jonah and Gerth are returned, while the merriment goes on.

THE CHOSEN ONES ( PART SIXTY EIGHT )

The people of Earth, are coming to terms with their new found freedom.

THE CONTINUING CHILDRENS STORY OF A NATIVE INDIAN BOY, PART FIVE.

This was a story I started last year, have only just got around to writing more on it.

Old John

A true story about Old John.

The Drifter

A Drifter's Tale.

No Easy Road

A bank holiday drive up from Cornwall in 1974

Dwellers of the New World

Continuing the story of the chosen ones with a prologue.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Two ( Pt 2 )

One of Obsidian's top security pilots was a man named Addie.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Three ( Pt 2 )

A storm brewed in the night, but is that all that's brewing for Fern and her family?
Cherry

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Four ( Pt 2 )

That very same day, when Brad and his son had left the valley. Further down South, all was not well.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Four ( Pt 3 )

After Brad, Simon and the owl had left the valley, the men carried on drinking.
Cherry

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Four ( Pt 4 )

That same morning Father and son lay sleeping, curled up in their little alcove. Not knowing of the trials in the valley.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Four ( Pt 5 )

The poor child was so scared as she crawled out from the scrub

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Four ( Pt 6 )

The sky still remained cloudy, as Brad and Simon walked along the river's edge.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Four ( Pt 7 )

Anise found a rock to sit on, watching the movement with fascination

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Four ( Pt 8 )

Darkness came quickly, as Anise wandered the river's edge.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Four ( Pt 9 )

Ida sat in her wagon by candlelight, contemplating the boy. She listened to his breathing,

The Adventurous Faerie

A story to celebrate International Fairy Day. 24th June.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Five ( Pt 1 )

It was late evening on Obsidian, the night was clear with many stars that could be seen twinkling in the black velvet night sky.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Five ( Pt 3 )

Max got to bed finally, he was a lot more relaxed, now he'd spoken with the Minister.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Five ( Pt 4 )

Breathing deeply, Luke left the hospital, regret was deeply on his mind.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Five ( Pt 5 )

Awaking from a deep sleep Luke felt drowsy, his head felt like a led weight,

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Six ( Pt 1 )

Two weeks before Addie and his crew left for the new planet, they had sent a probe to check on the atmosphere...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Six ( Pt 2 )

Dawson didn't waste any more time, having so much on his mind, it was a relief to be actually planning his next move.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Six ( Pt 3 )

Slowly with anticipation Dawson made his way into the cave...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Six ( Pt 4 )

Waiting and waiting, Dawson decided he could sit there no longer

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Six ( Pt 5 )

Time passed as Dawson slept, his dreams told of nightmare visions...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Six ( Pt 7 ) Enquiring Minds

While the boys sat around talking of the escape, Dawson had other things on his mind.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Seven ( Pt 2 )

As we entered the builing, three men stood each side of a less than fearsome man.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Seven ( Pt 4 ) Day Moved into Night

That same evening while Cinnamon and her family ate, day moved into night and the fog drifted

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Seven ( Pt 5 ) As Dawn Approached

Cinnamon had a restless night, she tossed and turned but eventually as dawn approached she decided to get up.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Seven ( Pt 7 ) The Day is Long

Cinnamon had a lot going on in her mind, she had no idea what the day had in store for her.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eight ( Pt 1 ) Friend or Foe

Varden took his hand from Cinnamon's mouth, as she looked around, he put his finger to his lips, telling her to shh!

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eight ( Pt 2 ) Fear of the Dark!

All was not well as the travellers stopped to rest, creatures of the night seemed to be stalking.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eight ( Pt 3 ) Making Plans

It was early the next morning, Jay had taken second guard duty towards first light.
Cherry

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eight ( Pt 5 ) The Beach Awaits

Setting off across the moors that very same morning, the air still heavy with fog...
Cherry

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eight ( Pt 6 ) Strange Meetings

The villainous Seth entered the mysterious cave, desperate to know who was in there...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eight ( Pt 7 ) In Deep Water

A blanket of darkness encompassed the boy, as he plunged down into the deep water...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eight ( Pt 8 ) Revelations

It was clear the two companions were going to have to move in closer, if the boy was to see why Si had brought him to this place.

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eleven ( Pt 4 ) The Search

That very same morning that Cinnamon left, Daisy discovered she was missing, as she climbed into the wagon with some tea for the girl. Daisy was...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eleven ( Pt 5 ) The Fog Returns

Cinnamon awoke, at first startled as to where she was, then remembering her plans she stretched and came to standing, the dampness without a fire was...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eleven ( Pt 6 ) Seeking for to Find

That very same day, Brad had decided to go back to his travelling friends, to let them know he'd not discovered where Cinnamon was and also to fetch...
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Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eleven ( Pt 7 ) Finding Accomodation

It was getting near late afternoon, when Brad made his way down to Korben and Kadlin's cottage with Simon and River following. Korben was sorting out...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twelve ( Pt 1 ) Shocks and Preparing to Set Sail

Cinnamon drifted in and out of sleep in a restless state, the fog engulfed her nightmares leaving her sweating as if in a fever, the dampness and...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twelve ( Pt 2 ) The Excitement Ensues

As dawn broke, people from the bays gathered along the main beach, each one with a story to tell of their experiences of watching new ships being...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twelve ( Pt 3 ) Stowaway On Board The Flying Fish

Bracus was short-tempered at the best of times, but now he just wanted to be away, he'd had enough of dry land. The bracing Ocean beckoned him, he...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twelve ( Pt 4 ) The Voyage Begins

Bracus stood on deck watching as people waved and cheered. The figurehead of the Flying Fish mascot sat proudly on the prow. The snags with their...
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The Professor's Couch

It was early morning as I arrived in the reception of Professor Rider's office, I felt nervous of what I was about to go through. Fidgeting, the...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twelve ( Pt 5 ) The Wait

~~Unaware of what was coming, the Flying Fish rocked gently on the calm sea as it left the fog behind. Blue skies appeared and the sun was now high;...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twelve ( Pt 6 ) Dangerous Zones

~~The Flying Fish had been at sea for three days and two nights without any problems. It was coming to the end of the third day, when Bracus decided...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twelve ( Pt 7 ) The Beast in the Storm

A strong wind was picking up, as wave upon wave lashed the sides of the Flying Fish, thrusting the ship up and down. Everyone in the hull held their...
Cherry

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twelve ( Pt 8 ) In Shock

Varden lay motionless as the others surrounded him. Jay pushed his way through, telling them to give the boy some air. “What can you do for him?”...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twelve ( Pt 9 ) A Healer is needed

A huge wooden chest lay on the floor at the stern of the ship, carefully Jay lifted the heavy oak lid which read...'ship's apothecary,' inside he...

dwellers of the New World Chapter Twelve ( Pt 10 ) Sad Losses

Jason noticed the huge mass of black clouds heading their way, feelings of desperation went through his mind, remembering storms from the past...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twelve ( Pt 11 ) On the Horizon

Events took their course, though gales continued to gust. The downcast atmosphere below was replaced by feelings of eagerness to reach land, a new...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Thirteen ( Pt 1 ) Nearly There!

freezing temperatures and strong winds had the crew hugging bear skins around their bodies. They stood staring in wonder as the towering spectacle...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Thirteen ( Pt 2 ) Who Goes There?

From one of the dark entrances on Wild Whistling Isle, hid a young boy crouching in the shadows, he placed his torchlight in between the rocks and...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Thirteen ( Pt 3 ) Disembarking

The children of the Flying Fish shivered up on deck as they stood in line, each one had accepted their fate, there wasn't a tear in their eyes having...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Thirteen ( Pt 4 ) Family Gathering

It was early afternoon by the time Kalina and her son reached home. The snow had begun to fall leaving a sprinkling of white along the narrow path...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Thirteen ( Pt 5 ) Hope of a Brighter Tomorrow

Bracus had decided to camp up that night in one of the many entrances in the rock face. It was getting late and they needed to stay by one of the...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Thirteen ( Pt 6 ) Connections and Confrontations

As they approached the lodge, a woman appeared at the entrance dressed in fur boots, a fur top and skin leggings. She wore feathers in her hair tied...
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Dwellers of the New World Chapter Thirteen ( Pt 7 ) Friendships

Liora made her way down to Harebell Passage. Feelings of despair were running through her mind at the thought of those poor children being taken from...
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Dwellers of the New World Chapter Thirteen ( Pt 8 ) Making Plans

Liora and Usha peeked from their hiding place, as the men carried more timber down the path and into the valley. “I have an idea!” Declared Liora...
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Dwellers of the New World Chapter Thirteen ( Pt 9 ) The Importance of Outcomes

Liora lit a torch from the beacon at the entrance and made her way back up Harebell Passage. It didn't take her long to get back to her lodge, but...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Thirteen ( Pt 10 ) Meetings

Back at the lodge Liora was tidying up and preparing for the day's events. She thought about Jay as she worked and felt anxious, new feelings had...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Thirteen ( Pt 11 ) Together Again

One of the passageways that Derland took Ben and Jay along, led to Meadow Down Valley, where Evelyne and Nathen were staying, it was a maze of steps...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Thirteen ( Pt 12 ) A Discovery Is Made

Introductions were made as the families got to know one another, though Kalina and Tariq were desperate to tell Evelyne and Nathen what they'd...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Thirteen ( Pt 13 ) Preparations Coming Together

As earlier that same day, the wind picked up and more snow fell. Liora and her men had gone to her friend Usha's, for the barrels of ale. Usha had...
Cherry

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fourteen ( Pt 1 ) Secrets and Celebrations

Huge fires burned brightly at the camp that Bracus had ordered his men to build, the flames climbing high into the night air. He was also pleased...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fourteen ( Pt 2 ) Making Decisions

It was getting late as darkness began sweeping across the night sky, revealing a full Winter moon and the many stars that twinkled, throwing light on...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fourteen ( Pt 3 ) The Trek

Usha had said her goodbyes too, wanting to get back to her man and the safety of her home, happy that she'd helped save the children from Bracus...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fourteen ( Pt 4 ) The Search For Dawson Begins

Ben – Varden – Cinnamon and Will had left the camp and made their way back to Liora's lodge. The goat welcomed the little party, not showing the...

Mayhem

This writing is based on the Film:- The Hunger Games. What sound I heard...I did not know; turning, reaching for the child, keeping eyes fixed as the...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fourteen ( Pt 5 ) Working Together

Varden was absorbed in his thoughts, of how far he'd come and also how much he'd grown up in such a short space of time. As the little party...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fourteen ( Pt 6 ) Trust in the Light!

It was late afternoon, the company of travellers had been trudging through the snow all day long. Jay could see that it was becoming an ordeal for...
Cherry

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fourteen ( Pt 7 ) Place Of Protection

When I feel sad or lonely I like to go to other worlds, through music and deep meditation anything is possible. Leading the way Liora continued to...
Cherry

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fourteen ( Pt 8 ) Sign of a New World

Jay watched as the naked Liora entered the pool, he was captivated by this beautiful woman, her sylphlike figure and long slim legs gave him feelings...
Cherry

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fourteen ( Pt 9 ) Mysterious Disappearances

Feeling tired, distressed and naked as the day she was born, for it was still quite warm even at this late stage in the day. Liora could see Jomei...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fourteen ( Pt 10 ) When Fantasy Meets Sci-Fi

The children were chatting and laughing amongst themselves, jumping up and down like over excited monkeys as they surrounded the strangers. The...

Interview With My Partner The Strangest Night Of My Life

In the late 1960s, or it could have been the early 1970s, infact it was so long ago, my memory's somewhat faded with time. I was about seventeen and...
Cherry

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fifteen ( Pt 2 ) Broken Dreams

It was still early morning when Liora opened her eyes, the first thing she observed was a mound of fur beside her, Jay was concealed beneath the...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fifteen ( Pt 3 ) Time To Leave

Painting by Jenny. How I imagine a part of the New World to look. Liora crept across to the entrance of the chamber on her hands and knees, to where...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fifteen ( Pt 4 ) The Return

The Citrine birds continued to wing their way across the sky outside the beam of light, their magical dust scattering upon the rays, as Liora...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fifteen ( Pt 5 ) Camp of Suspicion

Travelling was a lot easier on the return journey. The weather remaining clear and sunny, leaving a cold crisp day. Their skin boots crunched with...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fifteen ( Pt 6 ) Blundering Consequences

Leaving Bracus's camp in Clear Wing Valley and making her way down Harebell Passage towards the docking bay with her two protectors, Liora hadn't...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fifteen ( Pt 7 ) A Quiet Word

It wasn't often that Jomei voiced an opinion, but on this particular occasion he was inclined to agree with Brigs. Touching the woman's shoulder, he...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fifteen ( Pt 8 ) Solid News

Ice cold snow lay outside Liora's dwelling, while inside the only sound that could be heard was the cracking of burning twigs, from the fire that...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fifteen ( Pt 9 ) Dreaming of Home

Back in Grasshopper Valley at Tariq's and Kalina' cabin, Dawson sat by the fire, his face pale and body aching. He sipped the broth that Kalina had...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fifteen ( Pt 10 ) On Hallowed Ground

Having spent the night at his parents cabin, It was very early next morning and still dark when Jay arrived back at Liora's dwelling. He was getting...
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Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fifteen ( Pt 11 ) Helping Hands

Liora stood feeling reluctant to back down, if they didn't agree to the valley being used as a burial ground. As the crowd came towards her, the...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fifteen ( Pt 12 ) Shades of Winter

The next morning, as dawn broke over Wild Whistling Isle, the snow began to fall heavily, huge flakes scattered, leaving a still silence that drifted...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fifteen ( Pt 13 ) Time We Left

Ben was busy at Meadow Down Valley helping his father-in-law Nathen, the only sound that could be heard was the thump, thump of timber on timber, as...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Fifteen ( Pt 14 ) Sad Goodbyes

It was late afternoon and freezing snow lay all about, the wind causing it to drift up against the banks, making it hard to distinguish the ground...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Sixteen ( Pt 1 ) The Awakening

In the darkness of space, the atmosphere became filled with an electric storm that raged over Obsidian. It was obvious from its size, that the cloud...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Sixteen ( Pt 2 ) Let There Be Life

Lena awoke from her slumber in the hospital on Obsidian discovering herself alone, she had no idea how long she'd been asleep or what was going on...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Sixteen ( Pt 3 ) Easy Does It

Back at Lena and Addie's apartment, their son Luke had now also awoken from his sleep absolutely starving, he was tucking into nut and jam sandwiches...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Seventeen ( Pt 1 ) The Return

A Moon cycle had been and gone, as a heavy fog drifted in off the ocean along the mainland beach. Through the mist came the sound of a single horn,...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Seventeen ( Pt 2 ) Mixed Feelings

As Cinnamon began explaining about the children, Brad didn't understand what she was telling him about the youngsters. “What do you mean – taken from...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Seventeen ( Pt 3 ) A Friend In Need

Ben approached the man with the boy and the owl on his shoulder, as Cinnamon made the introductions. “Ben! This is Brad and his son Simon.” The two...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Seventeen ( Pt 4 ) Helping Hands

Ben returned to the ship with the children, where Peco the ship's cook prepared some food for them. Varg ate quietly, still pondering on the fact he'...
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Dwellers of the New World Chapter Seventeen ( Pt 5 ) Old Friends

Brigs refused to look after the children, saying he had too much to do and would leave it in the capable hands of his crew. “I don't mind looking...
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Dwellers of the New World Chapter Seventeen ( Pt 5 ) Continued...

Morning was almost coming to an end by the time the others were ready to set off, but still the fog hadn't lifted, which would probably make the...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Seventeen ( Pt 6 ) Master Plan

The silence within the cave felt so unusual after being surrounded by so many, Varden wondered how Si didn't get lonely, but supposed it was that he...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Seventeen ( Pt 7 ) Time For Healing

Dawson could hear the echo of water dripping down the walls and a dampness as on a hot, sticky day in Summer, though it felt homely and not at all...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Seventeen ( Pt 8 ) Pause For Thought

Dawson squeezed into the little boat and nestled himself down next to Varden looking sheepish and grinning, but feeling cold and wet, as his...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eighteen ( Pt 1 ) The Master Has Spoken

Back at the barracks, there was a rank smell of rotting flesh, as Gregor sauntered through the dimness of the tunnels inspecting his cells, where...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eighteen ( Pt 2 ) Night Time Expedition

Darkness drifted across the night sky as a thick fog travelled inland, it would get thicker as the night progressed, leaving an even more unfriendly...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eighteen ( Pt 2 ) Night Time Expedition Continued...

Simon wanted to get down too. “No son – wait till we reach the boulders.” Simon felt a sudden stroke of jealousy at Varden's independence, but knew...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eighteen ( Pt 3 ) Savage Behaviour

Outside on the moors the air became even thicker, as four figures huddled down below one of the ridges. Every so often the fog would leave a hazy...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eighteen ( Pt 3 ) Savage Behaviour continued...

Simon dashed over to the owl, but the bird hooted and flew off to one of the entrances hooting again. “Dad!” Said Simon, “I think he wants us to...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eighteen ( Pt 4 ) Into The Unknown

For a long while they continued on down the tunnel. Simon began to worry as the owl had not returned, he doubted himself as a sudden cold breeze came...
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Dwellers of the New World Chapter Eighteen ( Pt 5 ) Out Of The Darkness

Brad had been lost for words, but suddenly spoke up. “We really need to get out of here quickly, there's no telling when Gregor and his men will come...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Nineteen ( Pt 1 ) Safe Haven

Gazing out of the ship's window in wonder, Penny couldn't believe what she was viewing, It had been so long since Dawson and the others had left, she...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Nineteen ( Pt 2 ) On Board

There was a pause while Addie and Dawson waited, then Max came up on the screen. “Boy! Am I glad to finally speak to you Captain.” “So! What's been...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Nineteen ( Pt 3 ) An Unknown World

The trip back to Obsidian had been strange with so many aboard, though everyone had been cordial, even the children spent a good part of their time...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Nineteen ( Pt 4 ) The Meeting

While the others were sleeping, Addie and Dawson had been called up to see Minister Lewington to explain their findings, before they could go and see...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Nineteen ( Pt 5 ) The Reunion

Luke was just on his way to the control room, when he saw his father. He could hardly believe it was him and Dawson making their way down the...

Dweller of the New World Chapter Twenty ( Pt 1 ) Bad Energy

Gregor was awoken abruptly by numerous urgent bangs on his door. It was the middle of the night and he'd been dreaming of his leadership and how all...
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Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twenty ( Pt 2 ) Back To The Chamber

It was daylight and early morning by the time Gregor and his guards reached the entrance to the Doom Chamber, all appeared to be quiet as the master...
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Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twenty ( Pt 3 ) The Mystery Unfolds

As soon as the guard had departed, Gregor gazed in the direction of the entrance, remembering the tunnel where the crystal was hidden. Grinning with...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twenty ( Pt 4 ) Tracking The Location

A cold wind whistled down from the great forest, sending the fog back out to sea once more, the sun coming out as the sky became clear, leaving the...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twenty ( Pt 5 ) The High Point

As Cinnamon was observing the sky, unable to take her eyes off the spectacle above her, she suddenly heard her name in the far distance being called...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twenty ( Pt 6 ) A Binding Agreement

It was hard to hear above the wind, but Addie lifted a special device to his mouth and as he spoke, his voice was loud and clear, reverberating so...

Dwellers of the New World Chapter Twenty ( Pt 7 ) Sad Farewells

Brad and Simon were the only two people on the trip to Obsidian that had not been programmed to forget their experience, because Simon was not just...

Dwellers of the New World Epilogue

Ben had felt so lost during the final goodbyes, now all he wanted to do, was return home. It hadn't taken him long to get back to the bay with Brigs...

Glass Slipper Princess

In the land where Cinderella had grown up and lived with her ugly sisters and Step Mother, she had found happiness with the help of her dutiful Fairy...

Tangled Up In Love

Why is love so painful? I think to myself as we stand silent beneath an apple pie sky, my emotions like the ice cream clouds forming then melting...

Full Circle In The Wheel Of Life Part One

Quote: The Circle of life is like driving along enjoying the view, one minute the wheels are eating up the miles of road, next you hit something...

Full Circle In The Wheel Of Life Part Two

Jacob had been swimming for a good half hour. It was at this point that he decided he'd had enough and climbed out. Grabbing a towel and drying...

Full Circle In The Wheel Of Life Part Three

Sylvie by now was becoming uneasy, not sure if she would sound authoritative enough over the intercom. Pressing the button a man's voice called out...
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Full Circle In The Wheel Of Life Part Four

Jacob had no idea how long they'd been traveling, but he'd now given up struggling with nowhere to go, the effort was too much and Sylvie had...
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Full Circle In The Wheel Of Life Part Five

There was a commotion as Sylvie stepped out of the car, telling the driver and the other guy to see to the dogs. “Danny!” She shouted to the man...

Full Circle In The Wheel Of Life Part Six

Jacob stood numb with shock, the news hit him like a bombshell. He wondered how this woman could possibly be his Mum. The chain of events that led up...

Scenario

It was always convenient for me to come to the computer and turn on to abc tales first thing in the morning, reading a few pieces always picked me up...

Feeding Time

Just a bit of fun. Susie the Zebra had been led to her brother's enclosure to join him while her domain was being cleaned out, much to her annoyance...

Dealing With Tomorrow Part One

A Story of Mystery For The Season In Twelve Parts. It was a year to the day that on a bleak morning of the 1 st November 1970 a young fisherman by...
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Dealing With Tomorrow Part Two

Part Two of Twelve It was In the cold light after many days that the community had exhausted their search for who murdered Reverend Thomas. The...

Dealing With Tomorrow Part Three

Part Three of Twelve Rachel had already picked out her bedroom it was right at the top of the Manor. It was certainly not an attic but a large...

Dealing With Tomorrow Part Four

Part Four of Twelve It was early morning of 30 th October. None of the family had slept that well apart from Danny who always managed to slumber...

Dealing With Tomorrow Part Five

Part Five of Twelve: of this Mystery. Waving goodbye to his wife had given Kenneth cause for concern as he drove out of the gates and down the hill,...

Dealing With Tomorrow Part Six

Part Six of Twelve in the Season's Mystery. Warning! There is what might appear to be a slight bit of horror at the end of this story. Do not read if...

Dealing With Tomorrow Part Seven

Part Seven of the Season's Mystery. Bridgette had passed out a figure lying next to her son no longer aware of what was going on, unable to hear the...

Dealing With Tomorrow Part Eight

Part Eight of Twelve of this Seasonal Mystery. After telling the Caretaker that he'd lock up, Kenneth got to work searching through the cabinets of...

Dealing With Tomorrow Part Nine

Part Nine Of Twelve In This Season's Mystery. Kenneth always kept a tool box in the boot of his car as well as a first aid kit and other essential...

Dealing With Tomorrow Part Ten

Part Ten of Twelve in a Mystery For The Season Kenneth tried to maintain calm sitting down at the table as his wife set out his dinner. Although he...

Dealing With Tomorrow Part Eleven

Part Eleven of Twelve: The Mystery Of The Season Of All Hallows Eve It was obvious to Kenneth that by unlocking the door Bridgette had unleashed some...

Dealing With Tomorrow Part Twelve

Bridgette was roused from sleep by the sound of heavy rain pounding on the window pane. Daylight was still nonexistent as she gazed at her bedside...

Growing Old Is Such A Bitch

It took me a long time to realize that half my life was like a dream and the other half relating to now would be reliving it in my mind with all the...
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Sir There's A Waiter In My Wine ( Part One )

A Story of Love in Four Parts for the Inspiration Point. “If you're heading down to Cornwall, the bottleneck congestion of traffic has come to a...
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Sir There's A Waiter In My Wine ( Part Two )

Mia sat cross-legged on the sand facing her gran and played with her bracelets rolling them around her wrist eager to hear Ellie's story. “Come on...
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Sir There's A Waiter In My Wine Part Three )

Mia stopped her Gran in mid sentence when a flock of seagulls circled overhead distracting her attention. “Look at the birds Gran, there's load of...
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Sir There's a Waiter In My Wine ( Part Four )

In the distance the Chateau could be seen as we fast approached down the dusty lane. The views for miles were breathtaking as we sat in the back...

Wild Tundra

Daylight hovered across the vast, barren desolation of the arctic. Snow drifts that resembled gigantic meringue mounds, gave way to the only...

Creature Comforts Part One

A Story In Seven Parts. What had been a balmy Summer's night in August, was about to change as conditions became erratic like the calm before the...

Creature Comforts Part Two

Alice was awoken suddenly in the early hours of the morning by the crashing sound of thunder and din of heavy rain pelting against her bedroom window...

Creature Comforts Part Three

Standing at the door that led off from the kitchen down to what her husband called, 'the wine cellar,' Alice bit her bottom lip feeling a slight edge...
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Creature Comforts Part Four

Leaving her now snoring mother to sleep, Wendy was just about to put the kettle on when the phone rang in the hallway. It was her mum's supermarket...
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Creature Comforts Part Five

Afternoon drifted on as the sun moved slowly from South around towards West, casting leafy shadows across the lush green lawn. Alice was oblivious to...
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Creature Comforts Part Six

There was a lingering pause as Alice felt a strange connection with the fox. Gazing into the creatures eyes it was almost as if it were trying to...
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Creature Comforts Part Seven

Alice noticed as she took herself away from the kitchen and into the hallway, that there were two messages on the phone. Pressing play, the first was...

Warmth Of Sister Rose

My names Anthony Newley: yes I know what you're thinking! No I'm not the singer songwriter, but when I was working I was also known as Doctor Anthony...
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While I Was Waiting

Picture is by Pixabay free images. It was late afternoon in my Persian paradise, the ever blazing sun had not quite gone down over the horizon,...

Immersed In Dreams

Sound of storm carries restless dreams as zestful spirits run and play gathering in empty streets. Rollicking in wet grass verges. Down pour rampant...
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Princess And The Dwarf

Far, far away in the land of fairies a long time ago, a young fairy princess by the name of Caitriona, who had the most beautiful long golden hair...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 1 )

Picture by pixabay free images. A Story About A Young White Witch. Written In Forty Eight Parts. Part One Birchester was much like any other county...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 2 )

Picture by pixabay free images Part Two It was the beginning of the weekend in Veiled Forest as the creatures both large and small searched for...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 3 )

Part Three Picture by pixabay free images. As the door slowly opened a shiver ran through Mina, not only from the cold but also at not knowing who...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 4 )

A story about a young white witch in forty eight parts. Part Four October 31 st arrived. The day was fine for Samhain, though cold. Kendrick made...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 5 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Five Willowmina awoke bright and early next morning before anyone else, she did her usual chores of clearing...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 6 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Six Mina had slept a good part of the day before and through the night while her dad took care of her. Now she...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 7 )

Picture is by pixabay free images. Part Seven With hands slightly touching white curtain of light, calmness resided with the two figures as they...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 8 )

Picture is by pixabay free images. Part Eight Sammy was the only child to acknowledge Mina while the rest of the children ran through to the kitchen...
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Promises Beyond The Veil O f Light ( PT 9 )

Picture is by pixabay free images. A Story In 48 Parts. Part Nine Sammy stood at the side of Willowmina's bed with a tray of sandwiches and milk. “...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 10 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Ten Mina pondered her situation, standing in the doorway of the kitchen gazing at a lit up garden sipping some...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 11 )

Picture is by pixabay free images. Part Eleven By 7.30am everyone in the foster house was up and the noisy chaos was in full swing fighting for the...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 12 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Twelve Mina had surrendered to sleep on the park bench until she was roused. Opening her eyes, through a sleepy...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( Pt 13 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Thirteen The bell went for start of school as Jason ran across the playground and in through the entrance, eager...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 14 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Fourteen It was mid morning as the sun appeared to play hide and seek, peeping every now and again from behind...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 15 )

Picture by pixabay free images. A Story In Forty Eight Parts. Part Fifteen Monday morning came, it was always busy for Kendrick, spending a good part...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light (PT 16 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Sixteen Morning was gradually moving into afternoon as Kendrick's tank purred down road after road. He was...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 17 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Story In Forty Eight Parts. Part Seventeen It was now 9.30pm on that very same Monday that John Chapman set off for...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 18 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Eighteen Mina ran through the darkness of the tunnel following the sound of her father's whispering voice...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 19 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Nineteen Mina had concerns for Ivan as they walked together. When she'd touched his arm there had been a feeling...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 20 )

Picture by Pixabay free images. A Story In Forty Eight Parts. Part Twenty Kendrick awoke in the backseat of his vehicle squinting, dazzled by lights...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( Pt 21 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Twenty One Feeling safe for the first time since she'd left the veiled forest, It was still difficult for Mina...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 22 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Twenty Two Two days after Mina was discovered most people had returned to their normal lives. Evie had spoken to...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 23 )

Picture by Pixabay free images. Part Twenty Three The morning that Mina was to visit the solicitor arrived. Evie had got Mina's coat dry cleaned and...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 24 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Twenty Four It was Sunday afternoon and Mina had been preparing to go back to school, collecting pens and books...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 25 )

Picture by pixabay free images. A Story In Forty Eight Parts. Part Twenty Five Therapy was Kendrick's other love, whether it was working with...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 26 )

Picture by pixabay free images Part Twenty Six Hirwin Ravenclaw returned home tired from his visit with Kendrick at the health hydro. The oils and...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 27 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Twenty Seven Three Years Later! 1993. As seasons swiftly proceeded, the years became a motivating force for the...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 28 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Twenty Eight The five hour journey down to Cornwall had been tedious for Mina with nothing to occupy her but the...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 29 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Twenty Nine Mina was just about to ask Kate what subjects she liked at school, when Kendrick called her. “Sorry...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 30 )

Picture by pixabay free images Part Thirty As Mina approached the door, she noticed a tile on the door reading: KATE'S ROOM, in large bold letters...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 31 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Thirty One There was a steady rhythmical ticking from the old Grandfather clock which resided in an alcove near...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 32 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Thirty Two Hirwin paused finding the light switch and slowly proceeded down the narrow stairs. He found it odd...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( Part 33 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Thirty Three Darkness patrolled the land on an early Solstice morning. There wasn't any chattering of birds in...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 34 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Thirty Four Mina fell to her knees horrified to find Kate curled up on the floor frothing at the mouth, her body...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 35 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Thirty Five No alarm was heard that Solstice morning in the Ravenclaw residence. Hirwin awoke naturally very...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 36 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Thirty Six With fairy lights twinkling on a small tree in the corner of the room and the TV on with the sound...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 37 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Thirty Seven Hirwin stood at his workbench busy crushing up seeds in a pestle and mortar, giving him time to...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 38 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Thirty Eight Mina's account of her time in Tintagel. The Solstice had gone off really well. The three brothers...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 39 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Par Thirty Nine. Continuing Mina's account of her time in Tintagel. It was now the end of the first week of January,...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 40 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Forty The journey back home from Cornwall had been quiet for Mina and her dad. Kendrick had let her stay up very...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 41 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Forty One THERE ARE NOW GOING TO BE MORE THAN 48 PARTS, DUE TO THE FACT I'VE HAD TO SPLIT PARTS UP AND ALSO WITH...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Life ( PT 42 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Forty Two Through parallel universes ethereal, dazzling white lights shimmer, an energy of worlds within worlds...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 43 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Forty Three It was the end of the first school day after the Christmas holidays at Birchester comprehensive, as...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 44 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Forty Four Lanes leading down from the Shepherd's farm were becoming deep with snow, Kendrick knew Emma's dad...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 45 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Forty One Tuesday came with drifting snow. Large flakes fell in the early morning. The night had bought so much...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 46 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Forty Six It was a confusing Tuesday morning at Evie's flat. Mina sat in the kitchen stirring cereal around with...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 47 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Forty Seven Kendrick and Mina spent a good part of the day down at Birchester police station, filling in forms...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 48 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Forty Eight As Kendrick and Mina drank their tea, the officer in charge had gone out of the room, but asked...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 49 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Forty Nine Hirwin Ravenclaw arrived at his office late morning, horrendous weather left him in a bad mood,...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 50 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Fifty We move on five years. Mina is nearly eighteen and living her dream. It was the Spring of 1999 in...

Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 51 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Part Fifty One On a hot July evening the night before Mina's eighteenth birthday, with the window open wide, she sat...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 52 )

Picture by pixabay free images. Information on how to pick plants was adapted from a book by C. L. Zalewski Book of Herbs in Magic and Alchemy. Part...

Vested Presence

Nestled down a leafy lane stands our substantial 17 th century thatched cottage surrounded by a jungle of thistles, nettles and other weeds, but it...
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Golden Days By Golden Pond

Eleanor sits with husband Albert on the terrace by Golden Pond both enjoying their breakfast while bright sun shone all around, he eats golden...
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The Listening Tree

I buried my thoughts under the village oak tree many years ago, swooning at the memory that was fleshed out in words, making it all the more...
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Strange Happenings

My name's Anna, I'm twenty two with cropped hair that looks quite boyish, but cut short makes it easier to keep clean and tidy, especially in my line...
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Rapunzel

There was an old woman who lived in Berlin her time's nearly run its course, keeps her spindly fingers nimble busy with her knitting needles...
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An Unexpected Guest Part One

What is it about nicknames that people find so amusing? My name of squirrel has always had people entertained, but even at twenty five I don't really...
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An Unexpected Guest Part Two

I shot back against the wall when whatever was there suddenly began shifting around more violently, leaving me too scared for any sort of action. The...

Soldier's Spirit

From dusk to twilight and throughout night and day there's a hush deep down here in the old wine cellar. I don't see what appears now, for time has...

Strange Door Into My Mind

Finding myself sitting quietly in my favouite armchair, this is a great place for me to meditate while my partner's in the garden pottering around. I...
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Behold The Faerie Realm

A story in five parts. Part One In a faraway land that time forgot cool hush was invisible, no humans ever came, every creature hid in conscious...
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Behold The Faerie Realm Part Two

Part Two Rowana had got the Gnome village crier to announce a meeting at midday on the green and all fay were to attend. There was much gossip about...
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Behold The Faerie Realm Part Three

PARENTS DISCRETION IS ADVISED ON THIS PART. Part Three By early morning Ogrok the goblin leader woke up with a throbbing head and exhaustion from...
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Behold The Faerie Realm Part Four

Part Four That same evening that the goblins made merry, twilight moon ascended stirring the atmosphere, measure of time was unimportant as radiance...

Behold The Faerie Realm Part Five

Part Five Back at the cottage Rowana after some deliberation opened her eyes following a labyrinth of chaotic dreams. Maneuvering her legs from the...

Beneath An Autumn Moon - The Story

This is a very long fictional, preliminary, prologue to my poem. Though Witch hunts did go on in 1581 at Trier Germany, this family holds no...