Persistence Of Vision

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Amorphous: Lindsey and Beth separated by thirty years. Or so it seems. Their lives are about to collide, changing them both forever. Will a higher power intervene and re-write their past and future?
Legerdemain (Sleight of hand): Ten winners of a competition held by the handsome and charismatic billionaire, Christian Gainford are invited to his remote house in the Scottish Highlands. But is he all he seems and what does he have in store for them? There really is no such thing as a free lunch, as the ten are about to discover.
Broken: Sandi and Steve are thrown together. By accident or design? Steve is forced to fight not only for Sandi but for his own sanity. Can he trust his senses when everything he ever relied on appears suspect?
Insidious: Killers are copying the crimes of the dead psychopath, Devon Wicken. Will Jack be able to save his wife, Charlotte, from them? Or are they always one step ahead of Jack?
A series of short stories cleverly linked together in an original narrative with one common theme. Reality. But what's real and what isn't? Exciting action mixed with humour and mystery will keep you guessing throughout. It will alter your perceptions forever.
Reality just got a little weirder! Fact or fiction…you decide!
Seeing is most definitely not believing!

Table of Contents

Chapter One

Submitted: July 30, 2017

THE STORYTELLER   Consider what reality is. If we can see, touch, smell or taste it; does that make it real? What ... Read Chapter

Chapter Two

Submitted: August 13, 2017

Chapter Two   Phillips made his way along the corridor and, stopping outside Willoughby’s office, knocked. “Come in,... Read Chapter

Chapter Three

Submitted: August 18, 2017

CHAPTER THREE   2045 - Beth began to wake. She felt tired and weak, but not as bad as the previous retrogression. She opened... Read Chapter

Chapter Four

Submitted: September 09, 2017

CHAPTER FOUR   They’d flagged a passing taxi down and jumped in. Travelling the short distance to the pub. Jimmy paid the ... Read Chapter

Legerdemain - Chapter One

Submitted: September 09, 2017

LEGERDEMAIN – CHAPTER ONE   Charlotte sat back, pulled the helmet from her head and screamed. “I’ve done it! ... Read Chapter

Legerdemain - Chapter Two

Submitted: September 14, 2017

CHAPTER TWO   After speaking with Sophie, showering and changing, Charlotte had headed downstairs. She’d asked a lady at r... Read Chapter

Legerdemain - Chapter Three

Submitted: September 21, 2017

CHAPTER THREE   Charlotte woke at 07.34 in the morning, feeling like shit. She looked across at her travel clock on the beds... Read Chapter

Legerdemain - Chapter Four

Submitted: September 29, 2017

CHAPTER FOUR   Vanessa returned forty-five minutes later, holding in her hand, an iPad.  The noise in the room dissipat... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter One

Submitted: October 05, 2017

BROKEN – CHAPTER ONE   Sandra Watson stood in the kitchen cooking a late breakfast of bacon and eggs. Thirty-eight, attrac... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter Two

Submitted: October 14, 2017

CHAPTER TWO   Steve sat up in bed, disorientated for a moment and unsure where he was. Slowly his senses returned him back t... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter Three

Submitted: October 24, 2017

CHAPTER THREE   Steve sat on the edge of a hospital bed. A plump, attractive nurse was just applying a dressing to the back ... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter Four

Submitted: October 24, 2017

CHAPTER FOUR   Steve arrived at FIREBALL just after seven-thirty. He handed his ticket to the doorman and headed inside, ord... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter Five

Submitted: October 26, 2017

CHAPTER FIVE   Steve awoke with a jolt, his mobile on the drawers next to the bed blasting out Speed King. He grabbed at it,... Read Chapter

Broken Chapter Six

Submitted: October 30, 2017

CHAPTER SIX   Steve lay on the couch in his flat. Although the television was on, he was barely watching it. His head ached ... Read Chapter

Broken Chapter Seven

Submitted: November 03, 2017

CHAPTER SEVEN   Steve woke up in a hospital bed. He looked around an empty room. His head was aching, and as he put his hand... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter Eight

Submitted: November 06, 2017

CHAPTER EIGHT   Steve opened the door to Sandi, who entered and carried on through into the living room. She sat down on the... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter Nine

Submitted: November 06, 2017

CHAPTER NINE   Steve entered The Meadows Care Home carrying a bag. He stopped at reception. A middle-aged woman in a bl... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter Ten

Submitted: November 08, 2017

CHAPTER TEN   Steve and Sandi were enjoying a glass of wine in Steve’s flat. Sandi snuggled up next to him on the sofa. ... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter Eleven

Submitted: November 08, 2017

CHAPTER ELEVEN   Steve pulled the van up, 100 yards from Ricky’s lock-up. He waited for about ten minutes when a car stopp... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter Twelve

Submitted: November 09, 2017

CHAPTER TWELVE   Steve and Sandi had travelled through the night, reaching their destination early morning. They’d made th... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter Thirteen

Submitted: November 09, 2017

CHAPTER THIRTEEN   Steve, Sandi, and Anne had continued up the motorway. They were pretty sure that Ricky hadn’t followed ... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter Fourteen

Submitted: November 11, 2017

CHAPTER FOURTEEN   Steve had dropped Sandi off at her friend’s flat before travelling over to his. He had been careful to ... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter Fifteen

Submitted: November 11, 2017

CHAPTER FIFTEEN   Steve got dressed and grabbed his coat. Stuffing his car and house keys inside his pocket, he headed from ... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter Sixteen

Submitted: November 13, 2017

CHAPTER SIXTEEN   opening. He squinted his eyes, the shooting pain from his hangover, causing him to wince. “Look at... Read Chapter

Broken - Chapter Seventeen

Submitted: November 13, 2017

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN   Steve opened his eyes. He was in a bed in a hospital; Sandra on a chair next to him, her head resting on... Read Chapter

Insidious - Chapter One

Submitted: November 16, 2017

INSIDIOUS - CHAPTER ONE   Charlotte and Jacks’ helmets were pulled from their heads. Shocked, they scanned the room, the... Read Chapter

Insidious - Chapter Two

Submitted: November 20, 2017

CHAPTER TWO   The four of them headed away from the house, travelling along the driveway. There was a lot of snow on the gro... Read Chapter

Insidious - Chapter Three

Submitted: November 20, 2017

CHAPTER THREE   The three of them had travelled for hours, not daring to stop for any length of time. Exhausted, tired and h... Read Chapter

Insidious - Chapter Four

Submitted: November 22, 2017

CHAPTER FOUR   The walk down to the road had taken a little over ten minutes. The dark, winter night offered them addit... Read Chapter

Insidious - Chapter Five

Submitted: November 22, 2017

CHAPTER FIVE   lishing glasses behind the bar turned to face her. A large unerring grin appearing on his face. “Some... Read Chapter

Insidious - Chapter Six

Submitted: November 23, 2017

CHAPTER SIX   Charlotte awoke. She could barely move. Even the effort of lifting her head was beyond her. It looked as if sh... Read Chapter

Insidious - Chapter Seven

Submitted: November 27, 2017

CHAPTER SEVEN   2021 - The Freedom Foundation -Jack gasped, His essence lifted from the icy waters of the river and transpor... Read Chapter

Insidious - Chapter Eight

Submitted: November 27, 2017

CHAPTER EIGHT   2021 -Harmby summoned Jack. Or at least that’s how it had appeared to him. Harmby, along with Richard Le... Read Chapter

Insidious - Chapter Nine

Submitted: November 29, 2017

CHAPTER NINE   lunch he’d eaten, scattered across his desk. He took a large swig of the coffee, as the only other person... Read Chapter

Insidious - Chapter Ten

Submitted: December 03, 2017

CHAPTER TEN   Robinson and Elwick had been in a briefing with the Chief Inspector. They’d explained to him about the case.... Read Chapter

Insidious - Chapter Eleven

Submitted: December 03, 2017

CHAPTER ELEVEN   Robinson and Elwick reached the address in Sandsend. The property was an old Victorian-built detached house... Read Chapter

Insidious Chapter Twelve

Submitted: December 04, 2017

CHAPTER TWELVE   Elwick entered Robinson’s office. The team had been looking into dates and times of Wicken’s victims’... Read Chapter

Insidious Chapter Thirteen

Submitted: December 04, 2017

CHAPTER THIRTEEN   Dr. Stephen Borrowby. I.D.,” said Elwick. “What about her missing eyes?” Robinson asked. ... Read Chapter

Insidious - Chapter Fourteen

Submitted: December 07, 2017

  CHAPTER FOURTEEN   Elwick reached Sally’s flat moments after the Detective Inspector. As he got out of his car,... Read Chapter

Insidious - Chapter Fifteen

Submitted: December 07, 2017

  CHAPTER FIFTEEN   Elwick and Wells sat in their car, parked close to William Morris’ house, and waited. “... Read Chapter

Insidious - Chapter Sixteen

Submitted: December 16, 2017

CHAPTER SIXTEEN   Wicken’s finger slowly began to press the trigger, revelling in the moment.Jack looked across at Charlot... Read Chapter

Obfuscation - Chapter One

Submitted: December 16, 2017

OBFUSCATION – CHAPTER ONE   Charlotte stood in the kitchen. She rubbed her bump with her right hand as the baby inside sti... Read Chapter

Obfuscation - Chapter Two

Submitted: December 24, 2017

CHAPTER TWO   Mr. Gainford.” Jack opened his eyes, along with Charlotte. They were both seated on reclined leather cha... Read Chapter

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