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Table of Contents Blood Harvest 1 The Screen Cafe 14 The Confession 20 Suffocation 29 Sisters of the Lamplight 34 The Visitor 37 Add Me 45

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Charlton Lodge 51 Whispers in the Wind 60 Around a Country Lane 64 Rendezvous with Change 74 The Disappearance 80 Blake’s Quest 84 Midnight Lover 91 A Fine Point of No Return 97 Epilogue

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“Passageways� 1 Sisters of the Lamplight

Sisters of the Lamplight High upon a rocky cove, the lamp of an ancient lighthouse, would spread its light far across a darkened sea, guiding anonymous ships through the turbulent waters, which surrounded the fabled cove of Venus. Many a ship passes through the cove of Venus, sailing on towards the great ports of the East, the cove the final passage for the crews of the great schooners that sailed towards home after several months at sea. Its timeless light reflecting the first reminder that home is nearer for many a lovelorn sailor, as melancholy thoughts turned to a brief passing of joy, once the mighty light was seen. The lighthouse keeper had quickly become a family man, the grim landscape and often chilly weather led him to often bed his practical, homely wife, and when his firstborn child, was a daughter, he dreamt of fathering a boy. Someone he could fish with on warm days, and share the secrets of the lamp, that he lovingly tendered, as it glowed across the wild waters of the cove. Unseen ships passed, whilst the keeper of the lamp, grew older and wearier. His wife had borne three fair maidens, but alas no boy, so resigning himself to becoming the only man in a household of women, he helped raise three beautiful and fair daughters, on the cove of Venus. Storms would pass, good days would turn to turbulent ones as the unpredictable waters around the mighty cove would beat against its rocks, as winds howled with misery and anguish, whilst out to sea mightier freighters would pass, ending the age of the schooner, and a new breed of seamen would stare into the black night, often in dread, and in solitude. Adventurers, outcasts, and men of no home but the vessels they sailed on. Each with their own story, and dreams, as the lamp from Venus cove, cast a shadowy light of hope onto the sea, whilst they gazed deeply, into the dreamy, glowing water.


“Passageways” 2 Sisters of the Lamplight

Many of the seaman carried tales that became lost, for few sailors had a love of the pen or paper. Words were spoken, but barely remembered, whilst crews changed, and their hopes were forever lost. Ports grew, others disappeared, as the ships continued to pass, Venus cove. Labia, the first daughter of the keeper of the light, was a strange child, growing into a young woman, she would hear voices, often in bizarre, and different tongues. Remaining silent about this, whilst her mother tended the home, and her father the lamp. Only to write the words down of the voices, when she was quite alone, at night. Voices, which would bring to Labia, the tales of far off lands, with names she had never imagined, of brief loves, and tragic fights. All put onto paper, as if each tale, fed on her loneliness, every time she noted the words that came to her. Awakening in the dawning, as if from a strange dream, besides her on a wooden table, next to a half burned candle, laid the pages of another astonishing tale, Labia would hardly remember. Once cold morning, her second sister Angelica, came to awaken her older sister, finding the pile of papers, fluttering on the table, only to decide to leave Labia to rest. Sitting on a simple wooden chair, she read each page, and whilst she read, music flowed into her mind, a timeless music, with each note changing with each word, and sentence, every tale playing a different tune. Angelica brought her harp to the room, and whilst she read played the melody of one tale, awakening her sister to the beautiful, melancholy sound of her visions. A sound so sweet, it awoke her Father, and astonished her Mother, whilst they both now stood by the doorway listening to the melody of Angelica’s harp, filling their hearts with passing feelings of hope, and the images of different worlds, to their own. The third sister, Katrina, who now was the apprentice of the lamp, after her Father, choose her to carry on its secret, heard the enchanting, echo of the harp as she tendered the lamp. Lovingly cleansing it of the night’s spilt oil, whilst singing magical words, to the tune played from the harp. Her sparkling green eyes, drifting away to the far off sea, as if searching for a passing ship. The three sisters, Angelica, Labia and Katrina now had become part of the secret of the lamp, thought their content parents. Both contently retiring to the downstairs lounge, were they would spend their hours together joyfully, listening to the sound of Angelica’s harp, and Katrina’s magical voice.

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“Passageways” 3 Sisters of the Lamplight

At night, a ship drifts through the cove of Venus, as the lamp casts a reflection, which wanders tantalizingly across the glimmering sea, and catches a sailor’s eye. Who stares into the enchanting light, awakening his memories and dreams. Enlightening Labia’s quill, and Angelica’s harp, whilst Katrina would burst into a haunting song, tendering the lamp that enlightens the darkened sea.

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“Passageways” Enter the Passageway of Dreams, and Discover What lays behind each Door?

The foreboding passage of secrets belongs to a place outside the realm of our own physical World. Along its walls, stand 15 doors, which open at a simple turn of a handle, leading a curious visitor into another tale. Delve into the unknown, and discover what lays beyond each entrance, Unlock the mystery behind each doorway, witnessing the unfolding events that follow. Find out what happens to Jenny, when she presses “Add me,” reach for the secret inside, “Carlton Lodge,” and visit the mysterious cove of Venus. Discover where "A Fine Point of No Return" is, and observe the appearance of a "Midnight lover." Explore passageways, where behind each door, a mysterious secret is ready to be told. Available through Amazon Books http://www.amazon.com/Passageways-passageway-discover-secret-behind/dp/1477539522

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