Soon be Halloween!

20th August 2019

The beginning of my spooky book set in Shropshire. It is THIN TIME! The night when the veil is so thin that you can pass between the worlds…

Alice is chosen by mistake to be Task Bearer by Fymm, a bad tempered tomb dog who is five hundred years old. She must bring back the New Year seeds to prevent the world from dying and complete her task before Thin Time ends at midnight. Reluctantly she sets out on her dangerous quest with her small stepbrother Thomas, Fymm, and Ratatosk the Messenger Squirrel who cannot be trusted. Attacked by gargoyles and guided by Matilda from the altar tomb in Tong Church, Alice finds the door into Eihwaz, the Tree of Life, and enters the Other World, just as the gnarled roots close over her head…

Chapter One – Weird Things Begin To Happen

I’m looking for Fymm now that the early frosts are nipping my fingers and toes, like a bite from his small sharp teeth.  It’s nearly a year since I last saw him, and I’m scared and excited too.  It won’t be long before Thin Time is here again.
I think I’d better say who I am before I tell you what happened the last time I met Fymm.  I’m Alice Griffin, and I’m telling you my name first because that’s what got me into trouble, and it’s the worst trouble that ever happened to me.  Well the worst so far and I’m lucky to be alive.
   If I’d gone straight home from school it wouldn’t have happened…