This War: Preview

Here’s a sneak peek at an upcoming choose your own adventure book / lesson about civilians caught up in war. We are looking to adapt it into a book, ebook and secondary school lesson, with the proceeds going towards the War Child charity. If sucessful it will be part of a 3 part series covering Conflict, Migration and Integration.

Getting the Goods, Pg 14 draft

Getting past the security point is relatively easy. You drive the car through the security checkpoint and hand over your papers. The guard waves you through and you continue your journey.

After what seems like an eternity, you arrive at a run down bar in a somewhat less destroyed part of the city. Everywhere around you there are parked cars covered in dirt, some with propaganda posters plastered over them, each trying to cover the other.  A serious looking security bouncer is outside the door, but there is no sign of any customers.

The bouncer looks you up and down, then motions you to go inside through a long corridor covered with more propaganda posters.  At the end of the corridor, through a series of doors, a large room at the back is filled with weapons of all descriptions, dumped on the ground in piles. Furniture is piled up in one corner of what must have once been a dance floor. A stern woman with a red beret hands you a couple of backpacks and motions you to leave, which you do quickly.

At the security checkpoint you are terrified, but are waved through. Suddenly a military jeep appears in front of you. A group of armed men shouting at you to stop the car, do you:

  • Try to go around them and escape (page 15)
  • Grab what’s in the backpack and defend yourself (page 47)
  • Stop and put up your hands (17)

Let us know what you think, this part is from section where the character has been forced to help the rebels.

Sandbrook, A Novella Pt.7

A series of letters, journals and memoirs about the incident aboard the SS Sandbrook

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Letters between the Grey Guard and Sandbrook Council dated June 1842

June 17th 1842
To the esteemed Sandbrook Council,

The Council continues to poke its unwanted nose into the recent trade between our houses. We wish to remind you of article OB354A which refrains Councillors from investigating or reporting upon House business without prior approval. Further doing so would be inadvisable to avoid incident.

See to it we do not need to inform you twice lest you forget our recently departed Council member Brindley.

In His name, Our Dear Friend.

Grey Guard


June 18th 1842
Our Dear Friend.

From Councillor Von Hapsburg, Sandbrook Council.

A thousand apologies over the misunderstanding of our recent investigatory work involving the Harbour worker Frederick Samuel and Captain Walter Smithson. Our investigations have been following allegations of bribery and corruption amongst those working in the Harbour. I will see to it personally that this matter is forgotten.

May His light shine upon us all in time.


Undated hastily scrawled letter with redactions.

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Faded redacted letter found under a destroyed building after the war, the redactions have faded over time due to water seepage.


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Sandbrook, A Novella Pt.2

A series of letters, journals and memoirs about the incident aboard the SS Sandbrook

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The Daily Royal -5p- 14th August 1842

Tragedy on board!

 

Catastrophe struck the trading ship SS Sandbrook today as plumes of smoke and fire billowed out from the engines. A catastrophic engine failure seems to have hit sometime in the early hours of the night.

Reports of foul play though have merged with a scrambled SOS giving reports of a robed person seen fleeing the engine room just before the explosion happened. This comes as another instalment of the hapless ship has also had reports of unusual activity both on and off ship including most recently reports of strange items being found in the cargo bays that later disappeared!

Old newspaper print showing large fire on a steamship

An awful day!

More on this as it comes! Our thoughts and wishes are to the relatives and friends of the victims of this horrible incident.


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Sandbrook, A Novella Pt.1

This is an unsorted series of letters, journals and memoirs about the incident aboard the SS Sandbrook in 1842, posted as and when researchers uncover and confirm the reliability of said items.

Part 1:

Obituary:

Inquisitor Stoic, died age 56

Famed Inquisitor Stoic sadly passed away on duty on 14th August 1842 during the SS Sandbrook fire, aged 56 years. His funeral takes place at Armsworth Cemetry at 12 noon on Friday 29th August 1842.

Inquisitor Stoic rose quickly through the ranks of government via the police force. First as humble footman, investigator and then via the secret services to Inquisitor. His father was an investigator, his father’s father an investigator and before that, the famous bank robber ‘Stoic the Red’. He is the first in his house to rise into the ranks of the Royal House.

Inquisitor Stoic was strong willed and fast to act, a true beacon for us all. We all owe him a great deal of debt and wish him a safe and peaceful passing into the next life.

Donations if wished to the Royal House Legion.

Enquiries to B. Sergeant & Son, Armsworth.


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Mood Journals!

Coming out slowly to Amazon, click the links below to take a look!

One of the things we have been working on to help bring more Mental Health awareness and self-help stuff into our local schools.

We have created a black and white cheaper version. It will be £7.50 for the coloured copies (or £5.63 on Lulu) and £5.99 for the black and white one.

Check them out!

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My Mood Journal, Autumn Colours (6 Months)

By Simon Palmer, Harle Games

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My Mood Journal, Sakura BW (6 Months, Blurb Edition)

By Simon Palmer, Harle Games

Interested in a copy? Get $15 off here