A Vancouver Islander by choice!
I grew up in a small town on the Welsh coast where just a short walk took you into the countryside. There one could encounter badgers, foxes, rabbits and so on. It was the perfect place for a young person to grow up. The town, the sea and the countryside, we had it all!
Like many in my town, when I was old enough I went to sea and travelled far and wide and fell in love with planet Earth. At the end of my travels my wife and I chose to live in Canada, our home for almost fifty years.
Eventually we gravitated to Vancouver Island off the West Coast of Canada where we now live. It is quite like the place where we both grew up, which is why, perhaps, I feel such contentment.
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The Raven And The Cougar
While confronting poachers in the forest, a Wildlife Officer is hit twice by a crossbow bolt and pinned to a tree. A giant grizzly comes down the path staring at her muttering about people on his land. Convinced the end has arrived and she is dreaming, a raven and a cougar appear and tell her they will save her life! Animals that talk? However, when they save her life she knows it was no dream!
A baby boy nearly dies due to mystery welts on his neck. He has a recurring nightmare 7 years later. A psychiatrist provides temporary cure. Now a man his nightmare returns. The psychiatrist's report hints he was murdered in a previous life. He learns that the murderer still lives! Can he get evidence to expose the murderer, get justice for himself and obtain peace of mind? Who will believe him?
An ambitious Party official (a campaign manager) forever seeks the fast track to political success. At a nomination meeting for a by election in the Arctic North he resorts to a criminal solution affecting an opposing nominee's rights. The victim, a local carver, gives him a carving as a gift and the campaign manager's life is changed forever!
Carys And Magic In The Air
This short story for children is about a young schoolgirl, Carys Templeton, whose burning desire to be a Magician creates some very strange situations indeed proving, perhaps, that faith can move mountains, sometimes!
The Healing Touch
A faith healer faces a murder charge when a convert dies. His lawyer wins him an acquittal, but he is kidnapped by a secret Committee that corrects injustices. They believe his acquittal to be an injustice and sentence him to heal the sick and diseased of Mumbai in India, an impossibility for a fraud. And so he will be shown to be guilty after all. But things don't quite turn out as expected!