Casper Maddox
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Created 01 Sep 2021
  • Chapter 11
    03 Nov 2021 • 16 min read
    Part Two 11. Kandinsky’s coffee shop had three levels, all chatty and social with music playing from the 1960s. It was a local haunt but tourists who knew, knew to come here. Hannah had been here befo...
  • Chapter 10
    30 Oct 2021 • 21 min read
    ‘Thank God!’ April said. ‘Hi,’ Hannah said sleepily. ‘Bloody hell, you scared me. Don’t do that again! How do you feel?’ Hannah blinked like a child. April started crying. ‘Sorry, I’m a wreck with wor...
  • Chapter 9
    27 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    Hannah rented a small sea facing cottage with wonderful views from the lounge. It was homely. She liked to watch the waves crashing in on the beach at night. Sea air was good. A routine was followed a...
  • Chapter 8
    22 Oct 2021 • 16 min read
    A hundred years ago, people used to flock to West Hampton for holidays: a thriving seaside town, with grand Georgian buildings, kiss me quick hats, cheeky postcards and lively bed and breakfasts while...
  • Chapter 7
    15 Oct 2021 • 21 min read
    The London traffic nudged itself along. Hannah sat in the back of an Uber. The ancient buildings watched solemnly on. Ghosts of the past, etched in scars of the city, observed modernity in silence. Sh...
  • Chapter 6
    08 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    When she woke, her eyes felt impossible to open. Where was she? Her thoughts were muddled, foggy. She slowly blinked her feet into view, poking out the blanket she was tucked up in. She turned her hea...
  • Chapter 5
    01 Oct 2021 • 21 min read • 1 0
    ‘Wake up Hannah’ said Rupert. Hannah stirs. She rolls over mumbling something about middle of the night. ‘Hannah, you’ve got to see this.’ ‘Shit. What the hell time is it?’ She rubbed her eyes. ‘Grand...
  • Chapter 4
    24 Sep 2021 • 12 min read • 1 0
    ‘What am I looking at?’ Hannah said. The object had her curious enough to forget the jet lag. The skull stood staring at her – almost hypnotically, drawing her in with its mixture of cutting-edge scie...
  • Chapter 3
    17 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    ‘Eat up.’ ‘Not hungry,’ Hannah said. Hannah looked at her dad eating a huge burger. She wondered if she should tell him ketchup was hanging from his chin. He chewed, slurped and talked fast about ever...
  • Chapter 2
    15 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 2 2
    Along the walls of the long corridor, hung framed pictures of scientific heretics from history. Great minds who once toiled over discoveries, dismissed with anger, only for time to prove their veracit...
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