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Charlie

Entry 1(9 minute read)

1/10/2016
Chapter 1 of an adventure novel for children. Charlie is a boy whose life is very far from ordinary indeed. Living in the attic of his crazy Grandad and constantly fighting battles with his rotten twin sister was more than enough. However, when he started seeing mysterious shadows passing by his attic window every night and a strange package landed on his doorstep, he realised that his world was far more extraordinary than he could have ever imagined.

Chapter 1- The Shadows It was the dead of night, the time when the things that don’t want to be seen all come out, as Charlie sat bolt-upright in bed looking out of the tiny window by his side. The world was quiet, it could almost fool him into thinking...
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Chapter- The Book of Dreams(5 minute read)

7/10/2016

He came home that day to Alice screaming over the angry birds rattling in their cages as he walked through the door creating a muddy puddle on the kitchen floor. Standing in the doorway facing his sister he opened his arms wide and let the excess water slide off...
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Chapter Three(8 minute read)

13/10/2016

Charlie woke up with a banging headache as he trudged downstairs with a pile of revision notes that he had been staring at for so long the words didn’t make sense anymore. ‘You look prepared.’ Alice sneered while gulping down her second glass of chocolate milk. ‘Happy Birthday to...
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Chapter 4 - The Mysterious Box(9 minute read)

17/10/2016

Charlie found himself once again staring out of the window at the moonlit street waiting for something to happen. He looked down at the box beside his bed filled with an amazon order that he hadn’t paid for, piled high with books and disappointment. He hadn’t even bothered to...
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Chapter 5 - Inferno(7 minute read)

17/10/2016

‘What are we going to do?’ Alice whispered. They sat with their backs against the door, crouched on the doorstep facing the peaceful rolling countryside as the carnage unfolded behind them in their very own house. Charlie turned around and craned his neck to look through the kitchen window...
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Chapter 6 - Keeper of Magical Creatures(5 minute read)

24/10/2016

Once again Charlie found himself wide awake in the dead of night with nothing but the moon and the single streetlight outside illuminating the pile of books on his bed. As much as he believed that his grandad was wrong, his curiosity still overwhelmed him. He had upturned the...
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Chapter 7 - How Not to Train a Dragon(5 minute read)

24/10/2016

A week later as Charlie stood before his dragon, which was now the size of a double bed, he failed to see how any of this was under any sort of control. Due to its rapid growth spurts, Charlie had upgraded the cage to a pen that his grandad had...
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This cohort ended on 31st October 2016

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