Category Archives: Novel extract

DARX CIRCLE Novel Instalment – Chapter 3 (ii)


  (See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.)  CHAPTER 3: An Angel and a Witch, and Shocks (ii) (For links to previous segments see sidebar.)   At that moment Donald came from the direction of the kitchen, holding a … Continue reading

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DARX CIRCLE: Fantasy Novel Extract: Chapter 3 (i)


  CHAPTER 3: An Angel and a Witch, and Shocks (i) (See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.)  (For links to previous segments see sidebar)   So insistent had the last part of the message been that Hugh was … Continue reading

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DARX CIRCLE CHAPTER 2 (iii)


  DARX CIRCLE CHAPTER 2:  Return to the Valley, Bombshell, Bullies, and a Message (iii) (See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.)  (For links to previous segments see sidebar)       The next day Hugh had a feeling … Continue reading

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DARX CIRCLE CHAPTER 2: Return to the Valley and a Bombshell (ii)


  (See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.)  (For links to previous segments see sidebar)   After driving in silence for some time, and a few false starts, Donald said hesitantly, ‘Hugh, I had a special reason for wanting … Continue reading

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DARX CIRCLE CHAPTER 2: Return to the Valley and a Bombshell (i)


  (See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.) DARX CIRCLE CHAPTER 2:  Return to the Valley and a Bombshell (i) (For links to previous segments see sidebar) The breakfast was excellent – a good old farm-style one with the … Continue reading

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DARX CIRCLE Chapter 1 Segment 4


 (See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.) Chapter 1: Rhino Valley and the First Encounter (iv) (For links to previous segments see sidebar)         Now Hugh was becoming able to put some sort of words in his … Continue reading

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DARX CIRCLE Chapter 1 Segment 3


CHAPTER 1 (iii) (For links to previous segments see Side Bar) ‘It doesn’t seem that we’ll be able to stay in the cottage,’ Hugh said as they got back into their car. ‘No,’ Donald agreed.  ‘I gather the Old Fr… … Continue reading

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Down three ‘rabbit holes’.


The SidevieW ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ theme brings to mind not only the entrance to Wonderland, but reminds one of the wardrobe of the Narnia books, the train platform for Hogwarts, and many more.  I thought I’d take the opportunity … Continue reading

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DARX CIRCLE Chapter 1 Segment (ii)


I think most bloggers don’t really want to spend too much of their blogging time on one post.  For this reason, among others, running long stories doesn’t generally attract much readership.  However, I would love some feedback on whether a … Continue reading

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DARX CIRCLE Chapter 1: Rhino Valley and the First Encounter (i)


(For links to the six Prelude segments, see side bar.) ‘Why does nobody in Rhino Valley answer phones? Are all the lines down?’ Hugh’s father asked. The man behind the counter shrugged. ‘I haven’t seen any of the Valley farmers … Continue reading

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