Bullies 15

Bullies
    Extract from Thomas the Rhymer Chapter 6: Yesterday upon the Stair Reaching the park Jack began to feel nervous in case the beautiful lady appeared, or worse, the tramp. Sensing his discomfort, Catherine was sympathetic, “Jack, we do not have to go this way.” “What do you mean?” he asked defensively. “Nobody would ...

Still a Nightmare 6

Still a Nightmare
  Extract from Thomas the Rhymer Chapter 3: An Inspector Calls Jack woke confused, looking uncertainly around his room. Unable to understand how he could see in the dark, he realised the bedside lamp was on. Reaching to turn it off, something moved in the corner of his eye. His head shot round but there ...

Happy Thoughts 9

Happy Thoughts
Extract from Thomas the Rhymer Chapter 2: Happy Thoughts Jack saw he was besides a lake. From its dark green depths Dan’s face rushed to greet him when he bent for a closer look. Astonished, Jack reached out, causing his brother to vanish in a pool of ripples. As a golden glow shivered over the ...

The Old Woman & Dan 10

The Old Woman & Dan
    Extract from Thomas the Rhymer Chapter 1: Thursday’s Child By the hill in the park, Jack saw an old woman waylaid Dan. She looked filthy dirty and was dressed like a tramp. He wondered if she was begging. When she started stroking Dan’s face and called him Thomas, Jack could not believe Dan ...

The First Page: Thomas the Rhymer

The First Page: Thomas the Rhymer
CHAPTER 1 Kidnapped One miserable Thursday afternoon, eleven year old Jack Hughes crept into the park behind his brother Dan and girlfriend Alison. He hid in the bushes, hoping to hear what was wrong with Mum and Dad. Although he could not ask Dan any more than he could ask his parents, Jack knew Dan ...
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