A mysterious prelude


Marcus Elliot has been around the block a few times, he’s cynical, arrogant and used to getting his own way. He likes order and running, and when he’s not working he feels he’s deserved a quiet life.

So when he sees Hannah and Helena in an immaculate vintage car jump the traffic lights in curious circumstances, he’s intrigued and irritated – especially when no one else witnesses the incident.

When he runs into them twice more later that same day, he starts to become obsessed. Are they quite what they seem – a pair of innocent sisters? Who is the little girl they pass off as their cousin? Where are they taking her? Why must he pursue them?

Marcus is compelled to follow Hannah and Helena back into their world, a world without rules or laws, only expectations. A world where he discovers just what he is capable of and though magic isn’t a word they use, that’s what he finds. Not hocus pocus magic, but the magic of the mind; a magic that explains past events, a magic that will take over the rest of his life, a life very different from the one he’s been leading so far.

And what about Hannah, the intriguing Hannah, does she feel the same way about him as he feels about her?

Everything he believed about himself and his perception of the world around him is about to be challenged. To understand his destiny he must confront the myth that is his father, the enigmatic Gabriel, whom Marcus always believed to be an idealised fantasy created by his mother.

This is urban fantasy firmly grounded in the real world, which then moves rapidly into a fantastical world with a touch of romance and mystery. You can read the full story in The Finder.

Take a second look at your neighbour, colleague or even your family, they may not be what they seem.

As Hannah says to Marcus, ‘I thought you understood, we’re everywhere, out there, among you.’


About cjmorrow13

I love to write about everyday life as though viewed side on - I like to catch the object which moves in the corner of your eye and disappears when you turn. I'm fascinated by the ordinary man, or woman, who isn't quite what they seem. I like to see the magic and mystery in every situation and relationship. Life intrigues me and I often find it amusing. When I don't like what's going on in the world, I write another one. Join me.
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