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Crime Story and Possible Cover [ideas]

November 30th Monday.


It is the end of November, the end of Nanowrimo and the end of my rather poor attempt. This year I had fully intended to participate and for the first few weeks everything was fine. But I got involved in another project which will last until just before Xmas and because of this it put an end to quality time and I was therefore unable to commit to writing which has resulted in not completing the task. I am disappointed in not being able to commit fully and finish but I had to put priorities first, timing was not good. I did reach just over 25000 words.

It has not been a complete loss, my story, a modern-day crime/adventure story has started to evolve from a short story which I have published here.  Some great characters have started to develop, the story line which started from the short story has now matured into a tight fast-moving, twisting and intertwining lines, with lots of surprises. Lots of dead bodies and blood, not too descriptive, with plots yet to be unraveled. Because of my Crime Fiction course I have moved into an unknown world and with my current attempt I will continue to write and hopefully finish this story. Even I am intrigued has to how it will end.

Wizard Prince Cover

King and Queen of the ‘Kingdom of Whitemoor’ live in a small castle with their five sons and one daughter. Their internal fighting and battle for supremacy, and next in line. The story covers the adventures of all of them. All heading in different directions, all with their personal conflicts eventually come together to ward off evil and save their kingdom. Out of all these battles one son, the quiet travelling minstrel, emerges as the powerful wizard and saviour to the kingdom.

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A guitar player is drawn into a parallel world. He picks up a parchment dropped by an elderly couple.  While he attempts to return it he discovers it is magic. The verse written on it guides him to his first mission and it changes as each task is completed. He meets and becomes friends with creatures of this world who aid him. They encounter many problems and he discovers that he has to return lost souls of the old generation of the land. The people were once the guardians of the land. He discovers his music has magical abilities which also help him and his group.

cover for Nooks

This particular cover was originally designed for my novel ‘Birth of the Wizard Prince’ but I decided to use it as a cover for short stories. I even changed the title as you will have noticed. This story originated from a short story of the same name.

Gerry A/C 2015 ©




November 30, 2015 - Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized


  1. I like the sound of The Parchment. I think I’ve read some of it, if you’ve had it on your blog.

    Comment by Wish | November 30, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks Trish, a long time ago I did start a series of the Parchment on my other blog but it started to evolve to something bigger so I made it into a novel… I actually like myself… welcome always…

      Comment by cobbies69 | November 30, 2015 | Reply

  2. I’d be really pleased if I managed 25000 words Gerry, well done!

    Comment by Lucid Gypsy | November 30, 2015 | Reply

    • Thank you Gilly,, getting that amount written at least sets me up enough to continue. And like I said to Sandra, maybe after Xmas when all else is settled I will be able to commit again to these projects.. welcome always..

      Comment by cobbies69 | December 1, 2015 | Reply

  3. Wow, Gerry! You have been busy. Even though you didn’t finish your goal for the November writing challenge, you’re writing–so you have nothing to apologize for. I love crime/mystery stories, so I’m really excited about that project. Write on, my friend! 🙂

    Comment by Lorna's Voice | December 2, 2015 | Reply

    • Thank you very much Lorna, this project is completely out of my comfort zone,, fantasy is me, but I am enjoying trying to plot things and out with twists and turns. Not very easy I must say… welcome always..

      Comment by cobbies69 | December 3, 2015 | Reply

      • It’s good to do something way out of your comfort zone…at least every once in a while!

        Comment by Lorna's Voice | December 4, 2015

      • 🙂 agreed.

        Comment by cobbies69 | December 4, 2015

  4. Sounds like you might be having fun, as well as a challenge, Gerry. 🙂 Very best wishes to you for the festive season.

    Comment by restlessjo | December 19, 2015 | Reply

    • Thank you Jo and and best wishes to you to for the festive holidays… Merry Xmas and happy new year.

      Comment by cobbies69 | December 20, 2015 | Reply

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