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SOMETIMES A PAINTING SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS

I became a full-grown cynic at eight, yet strangely, the belated gift of a teddy bear proved enlightening. I was definitely no ordinary child.
But then, Virgil was no ordinary bear.
In a life beset with sharp spindles and a distinct lack of white magic, it dawned on me that growing up was a perilous journey of life-threatening surprises. My mother tried to teach me that it was best to welcome each one with the wisdom of my namesake, Marcus Aurelius.
The Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, c.78 B.C. was a philosopher warrior who declared that success can only be reached by accepting, wholeheartedly, every obstacle that comes your way. Sadly, his truth registered too late to save me. I forgot that one must have the courage and patience to recall one’s childlike innocence, and remember, as the best fairy tales impart, to bring one’s whole heart into play when fateful stars drop questions on your plate.
And so, I disappeared long before I ran away from home.
– Aurelia Marcus
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DISAPPEARANCES CAN BE REVEALING

TEENAGER AURELIA MARCUS DISAPPEARED LONG BEFORE SHE RAN AWAY FROM HOME – A GHOST STORY ABOUT A PAINTING that refuses to stay on the canvas. A troubled teenager’s life alters drastically when A FAULTY SLIDE PROJECTOR IN AN ART HISTORY … Continue reading

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INTRODUCING ‘TIME-SENSITIVE FICTION’

MIDDLE-GRADE TIME SLIP ADVENTURES WRITTEN IN LITERARY PROSE FOR THE ADULT READER – an adapted genre from author V Knox If time stands still anywhere, it’s at Bede. If ghosts haunt anywhere it’s in Bede Hall Bede Hall hovers in … Continue reading

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‘AMUSE BOUCHE’ … WORDS TO AMUSE THE MOUTH

LISA IS A BIG GIRL… She can speak for herself! “My name, Lisabetta Buti was an affront to my existence. I was Leonardo da Vinci’s beloved kid-sister, his assistant and apprentice, and the mother he was denied. We were born … Continue reading

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A TASTE OF INDIGO

A STORY OF YOUNG LOVE AND OLD SOULS When the extrasensory abilities of Delphi Sharpe, an autistic girl who converses with paintings and birds, are transplanted into the circuits of an android designed to retrieve famous works of art lost … Continue reading

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A STORY IN A GRAIN OF SAND

Every story begins with the grain of a premise – a first grain of sand idea, and like an oyster, a writer has to grow characters and plot and events from it into a pearl. Not just a single pearl … Continue reading

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THE HOTTEST SEAT OUT OF TOWN

Please pull up a time machine and be seated as the time-slip adventure continues through the time portals of Bede Hall, built atop the successive ruins of prehistoric Britain. As the final book of the Bede Trilogy ‘TOMORROW AGAIN’ unfolds, … Continue reading

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THE TUNNEL CALLS

From ETERNAL SUMMER to INFERNAL WINTER, the time tunnel calls Book three of the Bede Series, ‘TOMORROW AGAIN’ is nearing completion. I have enlisted a team of beta readers, so if there is anyone here who wants to join me … Continue reading

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THE ‘MONA’LOGUE

For anyone who wonders if it’s true that writers’ characters can get inside an author’s head, the answer is… absolutely. Personally, I welcome such invasions because there are iffy times when my muse and I are at complete odds. “SPEAK … Continue reading

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RETURNING TO THE WORLD

MOLE WISDOM: hunker down, sleep, hibernation is a daily practise, venture out with caution, adjust slowly to the light, and listen to the wind.   MOLE MUSE: As an author, I’m used to working for months at a time within … Continue reading

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