Camera Obscura - A Doctor Who short story

Camera Obscura - A Doctor Who short story

EH Walter

Urban Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Historical Fiction

The Doctor takes Clara to Edinburgh where he has to plug up a leaking energy well. Unfortunately, he is already too late and they have to pursue shadowy bird-like creatures through time to stop them consuming the raw energy of a child destined for great things...They were like birds. Large, black birds – shadowy descendants of pterodactyls – gathered in the shadows and out of sight. A movement from one of them could be dismissed as a trick of the light – the mind placing tricks with the shadows of the night. They were hungry. Ravenous. And they could feel their next meal getting close. A rip in time. Juicy energy waiting to be consumed. Gathered around one special person. A person with the potential to change the world. All they had to do was find a way through and then they could begin their feast.The Doctor takes Clara to Edinburgh where he has to plug up a leaking energy well. Unfortunately, he is already too late and they have to pursue the shadowy bird-like creatures through time to stop them consuming the raw energy of a child destined for great things...
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Christmas Ghosts - a short story

Christmas Ghosts - a short story

EH Walter

Urban Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Historical Fiction

After the end of World War One Margaret is finding Christmas hard - she has to do the work of two men on the family farm. Can the arrival of a stranger lend some Christmas cheer?This is the original which I have not edited. It is work in progress and one day I will find time to turn it into something.I have plans for more of the storyline to follow but that will have to wait until I have more time to write it.This was what I wrote in the 30 days of November 2011.
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White Christmas - a short story

White Christmas - a short story

EH Walter

Urban Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Historical Fiction

See the other side of a Victorian Christmas through a housekeeper's eyes.Christmas is the biggest day of the year for Felicity and all the other servants at the de Veyney London house. There is food to prepare and guests to accomodate, including drunken cousins and amorous sisters. But no matter who they are or what their position, they all long for a white Christmas.Suitcase Tales is a collection a quirky poetic tales inspired by people watching and drinking coffee at an airport. It is amazing what people can really get up to inside an airport. A dark, disturbing but sensuous surrealistic read. A reality check. Split into two parts this collection will have you either laughing or crying. It is evocative to say the least. Part One contains five tales about five different people – all fictional and all quite strange in their own little ways. Part Two contains two surreal tales. They are all poetic and darkly humorous, at times touching on absurd, but they do have an underlying serious tone. They poke beneath the surface of humanity. We are all real people with real feelings and at times those feelings are strange and human behaviour can sometimes become irrational. Going to the airport to catch a flight for your holiday is great and it is good fun, but sometimes the inside of an airport can act as a refuge for some, and sometimes people around you can wonder off into their own madness. The Woman With The Bottle Of Wine tells a quirky sad story. What if a person from another country has nowhere to hide and the only option is to jump on a plane to England? Why has she come? What does she do when she gets here? How do the airport employees in this tale react to this when they find her intoxicated with alcohol inside Weatherspoons? Exemption - explores the theme of control and how authoritative members of society try to use their power at times. Is there a time when all humans should be treated as equal and why do some think they are better than others? This quirky tale relies heavily on characterisation of its main character and how he sees himself as opposed to others whilst going through airport security. How will he react when he is asked to be searched?Now Everybody Knows - is a quirky story that pokes well beneath the surface of humanity and explores the real life issue of paranoia. A man who lives alone hears knocking on his front door and realises when peeping through the spy hole that his neighbours have a letter for him. What does he do after the letter flies through his letter box and he hears his neighbours shuffling around next door? Too Late - is a quirky tale which explores madness and loneliness. When security manager, Edward takes a break from duty to go and find his friend in Burger King, his behaviour becomes irrational due to his friend not turning up. Touches on the absurd. Gifts - is a beautiful descriptive tale about a man who has taken up residence at the airport. People pass. People stop. Some stare at the bandages he is wearing. Others pass him pretty parcels wrapped in delicate ribbons. What are these gifts? What does he do with them? The City - will take you on a curious ride through Liverpool and the Amazon Jungle. This is a surreal tale written in a stream of consciousness style. It is vibrant with senses and colour and explores one of the downsides of life. Crossroads - is a heart wrenching story of a young woman who crosses the railway lines to find her lost lover. When she discovers his presence in a Doffidil beside her she takes desperate measure to join him. Full of poetry and wonderful images.
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Assassin in the Abbey - a short story

Assassin in the Abbey - a short story

EH Walter

Urban Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Historical Fiction

My Christmas gift to you in 2012.An assasin and an assasin catcher play a game of cat and mouse at the coronation of William I on Christmas day 1066.Love jokes? Here's of the best! All your favorites!The best collection of funny Jokes,Funny Jokes, Best Professional Jokes book They vary in length - from very short to fairly long.One stop for all Children jokes. Each joke is given a title and is numbered. Laughter can also stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxationThis includes jokes for all occasions and all kinds of clean jokes. Jokes between colleagues.
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Paranormal Investigations

Paranormal Investigations

EH Walter

Urban Fantasy / Literature & Fiction / Historical Fiction

Leo Fey runs 'Paranormal Investigations', the problem is Leo doesn't believe in the paranormal and spends most of her time spying on spouses. Then, as her twenty fifth birthday draws closer, Leo realises the paranormal does exist - or so the zombies on the underground tell her. Please note this is the original written-in-a-month Nanowrimo version. An updated, typo free version is also available.Unaware she's been bound from using magic, Frey leads a small, miserable life in the village where she's sent after the death of her mother. But a tiny spark starts a fury of changes and she finds herself running from everything she's ever known. Hunted by council for practicing dark magic, she is certain she's been wrongfully accused. She flees, and is forced to rely on strangers for protection. But the farther she strays from home, the more her magic and forgotten memories return and she begins to suspect all is not as it seems.
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