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Peripeteia: A Very Long Short Story
Terry R Barca
Terry R Barca
Length: 56 mins
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What if it was possible for you to see into your future? What if it was not as simple as seeing? What if you had to choose between a series of possible futures? Would you? Would you want to? How would you deal with all the possible consequences? Madame Olga could help you. That is if you can find her.
For the first time, you can listen to all three of the Keeper of Secrets books in the one super-sized audiobook edition. This collection tell the stories of two women divided by two generations. Susan is inspired by the written adventures of her secretive grandmother. Daisy started her fantastic career as a spy during World War Two. Susan lives in the present day and employs a secret that belonged to her grandmother - her "keeper of secrets". Susan's world is one of an ordinary housewife with two sons and a husband, but she has another life procuring industrial secrets.
An Australian flyer home on leave in Melbourne meets a mysterious young woman at a dance. Captain Smith is determined to enjoy his brief time away from the war in England, and Molly, the girl he meets that first night, has almost given up on finding a man to spend her life with. Time moves rapidly in wartime, and so it does for William and Molly. After a whirlwind romance, the two young people resolve to wait for each other, but will fate see them together?
Sam loves Scarlett, or at least that is what everyone keeps telling him. After the bloke in the stolen car slammed into Sam at a Tee intersection, everything changed. A head injury, a stay in hospital followed by a stint in rehab and Sam is no closer to regaining all his memories. His distant past is clearer than his recent present, and Scarlett belongs to now. Can Sam fall in love with Scarlett - all over again? And what of the bloke who "hit and ran"? Will Inspector Blank work it all out, or will Sam have to be his own detective?
Boris lives in the Keeper of Secrets universe. Susan encounters him in the first book of the series and in Secrets Kept, we get to know a bit more about him. He is always there when Susan meets with "Backdoor Barry", silently doing his job. Sometimes lipreading the mute, old TV set; sometimes tending to his bartender dutie, he is a quiet observer of everything that goes on at the Rising Sun Hotel.
Sam and Scarlett have been married for a little more than a year. Scarlett has recently inherited her fathers multimillion-dollar business empire, and Sam has retired from being a private detective to help Scarlett run the business. A four-day weekend at the Windsor, designed as a "getaway" from the pressures of their new life, is interrupted by Detective Inspector Blank, who tries to entice Sam out of retirement to help him with a high-profile murder committed not far from Sam and Scarlett’s iconic hotel, The Windsor.
Three years in the making. The follow-up to the non-award-winning Slightly Spooky Stories is a collection of stories that leave you wondering. A tennis match with a difference, an older man who just wants a bit of quiet time, a business that specialises in retrieving memories, a party game that goes wrong, a visit to the doctor reveals an unusual diagnosis, a young girl and her hero dog, small birds show their appreciation, money attracting money, dodging a bullet, the power of dancing in the dark, the magic of old books, the significance of a red dress....
Passerby is an anthology of short stories and is the second title in the series. This collection concentrates on stories that demanded a sequel and in some cases, a third part. The stories in this anthology do not fall into any particular genre because I like to "go with the flow" when I write.
More than two years in the making. The sequel to Keeper of Secrets. The continuing adventures of Daisy and her granddaughter Susan. Daisy's diaries inspire Susan to lead a secret life of adventure. Money, danger, and a sense of freedom drive Susan. Daisy became a spy because her country needed her - Susan steals secrets because she wants to. These women, living in different centuries, are connected by the mysterious Keeper of Secrets.
Wendi Radin wants to know how famous husband died, and she believes that a newspaper columnist can find the truth. William Fox has a past marked by one shining moment - he's the one who found those kids when no one else could. His fame cannot protect him from falling in love with the alluring widow. The sex is amazing, but in the cold light of day, his doubts begin to haunt him. He has a decision to make, and that decision may see him lose everything he has worked for.
My name is Maria, and you may want to judge me - find me wanting, but I need love just like you do. He intrigued me, and the more I learned about him, the more I wanted to know. I stayed with my husband out of habit - we occupy the same space, but we live independent lives. I don't make him happy, and he barely knows I'm alive. To fall in love at my age is a wonder in itself. I know he loves me, but it's not that simple. First, he must decide what he wants, and if I'm lucky, that will be me.
Rufus is an observer of life, his own, quadruped, and human. He loves his life and he knows his place in the world. From solving a murder to confronting a crab, from time with good friends to saving a life, Rufus is the kind of person you would like to spend some time with. If your dog biscuits suddenly go missing, Rufus will solve the mystery. If you need a new home but you don't realize it, Rufus will quietly solve the problem. He will remember you when you are gone and he will share his wisdom with you while you are making your way in the world, but he will steal your heart.
Dot Dot Dot... includes two novellas. In Read All About It, a newspaperman falls for a beautiful widow who wants to know what happened to her famous husband. She believes that the newspaper columnist can solve her mystery. Unexpected is the story of an older married woman who falls in love with a chef. His past tugs at his heart while her unhappy marriage, draped in privilege, leads her to explore her sleeping passion.
A little girl and a big hotel, a surprise phone call and a uniform that smells like chocolate. Spooky means different things to different people. Some people find time travel a bit spooky, others find that people with special abilities make them a bit nervous. What about people who see things? Sometimes it is as simple as a wife who decides it is time to go, or a secretary who finds that her boss is no longer breathing. A policeman battling to keep his small country station from being swallowed up by decisions made in a far off city. A dead body on the side of the road and a story unfolds that shakes the ground under some very important people. A young man goes to live in a big house and uncovers the secrets of the people who live there.
You have probably seen a Medium on TV, or maybe you have been to a public performance and watched a Medium do readings for a crowd of people, each one hoping to connect with a loved one who is no longer living. The chances are that you wondered how they do it. What is happening inside their head while they are doing a reading? How do they get the courage to stand up in front of people and bring through the Spirit of a loved one? Well, now is your chance to find out.
Susan, a bereaved daughter, stumbles upon her grandmother's journals. Stories hidden from the family of adventures, spies, a mysterious discarded toy, lost loves and revenge flash before her eyes sparking a desire to escape her ordinary life. In a dusty attic, Susan holds her sadness in check as she attempts to organize her mother's stored memories. Boxes of journals written by her grandmother reveal a hidden secret life lived out during the modern world's most dangerous conflict.