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Halloween Teaser from Young Ebenezer

Young Eb Bully Teaser

Happy Halloween

Were you out trick or treating? No me neither, and with the weather so damp the kids stayed away this evening too. More sweets for me whoop whoo.

I do however have a treat for you. I am working on a new ‘Young Ebenezer’ story and below is a little teaser. I hope you enjoy it, I would love to know your thoughts leave me a comment below. Happy Reading.

Young Ebenezer ~ Confronts the School Bully

I bring you a treat,
a Halloween story.
Of young Ebenezer
and his best friend young Rory.
I watch over the boys,
I am Grandfather Time,
and I’ll tell you this tale
in rhythm and rhyme.

It is All Hallows Eve,
and the kids in the schools
are getting excited
to go home, dress as ghouls.
There’ll be vampires and ghosts
with monsters galore,
stepping out on the streets,
to knock on your door.

‘Boing, Boing.’ I chime out
as Eb reaches our door.
‘Boing, Boing.’ Once again
as my hands have reached four.
The house it smells yummy,
Mum’s made a great feast
and like the Grinch in the film
Dad will carve the roast beast.

School bag and blazer
are thrown without care,
and land in a heap
at the base of the stair.
‘Go back, pick them up.’
His Dad’s strict command,
‘Or no treats for you,
no matter how much, you demand.’

Eb does as he’s told
so he won’t miss the treats.
Or his first Halloween,
with his mates on the streets.
Dinner is rushed
and fills up his tummy.
But there is still room for sweets
and all things that are yummy.

Now two streets away,
Halloween started early
for a naughty young lad,
his name – Jacob Marley.
He’s the naughtiest boy,
in the whole of the school,
and is often caught out,
breaking every rule.

Jacob Marley thinks nothing,
of stealing kids treats.
He’s an absolute terror,
when out on the streets.
A boy who is bad,
and never plays nice.
Of tormenting a child,
he never thinks twice.

His plot for the day,
to steal all the treats
that others collected
after walking the streets.
But today I am watching,
And he’s in for a surprise
let us hope we can change,
his ways by sunrise.

I am Grandfather Time
With magical powers
I can enter a clock
as it chimes out the hours.
My friend is a puppy
named Miss Ruby Heart,
and together we help
children make a new start.

To be continued…

Thank you for visiting.

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#InternationalKissingDay & Seal Mother Teaser 2

Mwwahh! Happy #InternationalKissingDay

08 Kissing Day Teaser

In my search for images this I believe came from @farneislands click HERE

Seal Mother Teaser 02

For my second teaser we have a beautiful seal rolling in the waves. Click the image to enlarge (opens in a new window)

06b Kissing Day Teaser

Remember it is kissing day so my teasers will include some kissing.

Seal Mother verses 67 & 68

One final kiss
on the toes of the child,
and the seal swam away
back into the wild.
The girl held the shell
now close to her heart,
and gazed on with sadness
as the seal did depart.

~*~*~*~

On the warm gentle breeze
blowing in from the ocean.
On the crest of a wave,
with its rhythmical motion
came Seal Mother’s last words
from far ‘cross the water.
“Farewell. Just for now,
my dear youngest daughter.”

~*~*~*~

There will be a chance to win a copy of the book at this evenings event over on Facebook later. Go check out the page by clicking the image below. Event starts at 7pm GMT UK

Facebook Event

Don’t forget to share the love and offer that extra kiss to you loved ones.

Thanks for visiting Happy Reading

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Happy Kissing on #InternationalKissingDay

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#InternationalKissingDay & Seal Mother Teaser 1

Mwwahh! Happy #InternationalKissingDay

07c Kissing Day Teaser

Seal Mother Teaser 01

This evening I am doing my cover reveal for ‘Seal Mother ~ A Selkie Tale in Verse’ but to get you in the mood I am going to share a couple of teasers from the book. I hope you like them.

There will be a chance to win a copy of the book at this evenings event over on Facebook later.

01 Kissing Day Teaser

Remember it is kissing day so my teasers will include some kissing.

Seal Mother verses 1 & 2

On an oyster and pearl
kind of day
and oh how the waves
gently play.
As the sun pours down
upon waters calm,
the waves whisper to shore
like a soft spoken psalm.
~*~*~*~

The sea reaches out
to kiss golden sand,
like the gentle caress
of a warm mother’s hand.
One lonely seal
in the midst of the ocean
rolls on the waves
to the rhythmical motion.
~*~*~*~

Don’t forget to share the love and offer that extra kiss to you loved ones.

Thanks for visiting Happy Reading

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Happy Kissing on #InternationalKissingDay

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#WIP Seal Mother 1st July 2018

Seal Mother Sneak Peek 5

Well Happy #IndiePrideDay today we celebrate books by Indie Authors, and Spread The Word far and wide in hope of trending on Twitter. (It didn’t help that I got blocked  for retweeting too many times with similar # Hastags LOL).

Sadly I have been unable to get together a cover release to celebrate the day but I have put up a short teaser.

The Seal Mother YouTube Preview

So here hopefully for your pleasure, I have created a short preview on YouTube the first three verses. You will notice at the end there are a couple of faint images, they are a glimpse into what the illustrations could be like in the book and hopefully the final sketch will be the one to adorn the front of the final cover of the book.

On an oyster and pearl
kind of day
and oh how the waves
gently play.
As the sun pours down
upon waters calm,
the waves whisper to shore
like a soft spoken psalm.

~*~*~*~
The sea reaches out
to kiss golden sand,
like the gentle caress
of a warm mother’s hand.
One lonely seal
in the midst of the ocean
rolls on the waves
to the rhythmical motion.

~*~*~*~
The seal watches over
the child on the sand.
Her lovely young daughter
born of the land.
The girl sits on a rock
with her feet in the water,
Not yet aware
she’s the pretty seals daughter.

~*~*~*~

 


Seal Mother Sketches

TA DAH! The sketch Hannah has done for the design of the front cover. I have added the fonts just to give a very basic idea of what I have been looking for. I am no graphic artist so this is only a very VERY rough idea. Plus there is a peek at the image of Seal Mother finding her sealskin. Happy #IndiePrideDay

I still love it, I hope you do too. Click to enlarge.

WIP 2

Thank you for visiting, I hope to have news on a cover reveal soon.

Happy Reading

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WIP ‘One Night in Fabulous Shoes’ teaser

 

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One Night in Fabulous Shoes

Generally I am a wallflower, I rarely get asked to dance other than with the elderly gents who seem to take it upon themselves to make sure each lovely lady has at least one dance on the grand ballroom floor, during the special ‘Ladies Night’ event. It is the opportunity for ‘a knees up’ in the old fashioned way with men in their formal attire with black tie and the ladies in elegant ball gowns.

I had been thinking of giving the event a miss this year, but I simply adore the old traditions and all too soon many of them are being lost and forgotten.  So I had an idea, I would set myself one day of shopping and if no ball gown was found, that I loved, then I would decline this year. Well you probably guessed, I did find that gown hence why would I be sitting here playing wallflower?

The shoes came first, the ones that drew me in had centre stage in the store window, high atop a pedestal that looked like it should have been holding scrumptious cakes. The store lighting was harsh but it shone down upon those shoes causing a thousand jewels to glitter and glimmer around all the other displays. For me it was love at first glance. . .

At the Ball

It is very rare for single males to grace the event but there was ‘something in the air tonight’ (“Oh lord”, sorry bit of Genesis popped into my head then) or maybe it was the glass or three of red I had consumed whilst toasting ‘His Worshipful Master’ hic!

Suddenly I had a ‘Westside Story’ moment, the music slowed and the dancefloor cleared. Across the room was a pure vision of gentlemanliness. Yes, tall dark and most certainly handsome, he seemed to be wearing some type of dress uniform; very dapper (I can use that word as we are currently at an old fashioned event and etiquette allows me to use it).

After the Event

As dawn crept across the land the birds were singing outside in the golden autumnal trees, the sun was glinting off my fabulous silver shoes.    All of a sudden the memories flooded back, I closed my eyes and imagined being once again in his arms. . .      but had it simply been a beautiful dream?

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So that was a little teaser from just one of my WIPs (work in progress) this was inspired by a big home clear out. I discovered I had 50 pairs of shoes and thought ‘What can I do with that many shoes’ so besides giving many away to charity I began to write some short stories inspired by each pair. The above was inspired by these beauties below

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Watch this space for more news and up dates on this WIP. Thanks for dropping by.

I have been checking out other blogs and noticed some people have set Wednesday as their WIP share day and I might just take up this idea myself. Click HERE to check out Bryn’s Blog.

Happy Reading

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