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A Storm Incoming

A Storm Incoming

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When Charlie comes across a book of prophecy, in his headmaster's office, he unwittingly embarks upon a rollercoaster ride between worlds.He discovers a fascinating realm of monsters and fairies, whilst learning the magic of the Elementals. Ruling this domain is a most evil entity, Sinistre, who is intent on using an army of chaos to destroy mankind and make the human world his own.Armed with new-found special abilities, Charlie realises that only he has the power to stop Sinistre by closing the portal between the two worlds.But how?

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There had been weeks of dreary rain over the holidays and school was about to start again. A bored Charlie propped his elbows on the window ledge, sucking on a mint, with his chin nestling in his hands. He was deep in thought as he surveyed the hypnotic stream of water flowing along the street.His mum pulled up in the car, with their neighbour in the passenger seat. They paused for a brief chat outside the front garden gate, keeping dry in the car. A sudden chill and the clatter of the letterbox broke Charlie’s trancelike state.Curious, he moved from his perch to investigate and found a scrunched-up piece of paper lying on the doormat. A quick scan confirmed that it was the only item posted.He hesitated as he approached the mysterious delivery. He became unnerved when he heard someone, or something, tampering with the lock and the door creaked open. Much to his relief, in stepped his mother, Jennifer, giving her umbrella its ritualistic shake before placing it in the rack. She tutted as she reached down for the screwed-up paper. What had been a dry piece of paper suddenly began to leak a steady stream of water. Startled, she dropped it and it landed in a mushy heap on the mat. She looked angrily at Charlie.‘What’s this?’‘I dunno,’ Charlie shrugged. ‘It just came through the letterbox before you walked in.’‘Have you been playing games, Charlie? What have you been up to this time?’‘Nothing, honest. It literally came through the letterbox just now. I haven’t touched it.’‘So, can you explain how this has just ‘literally’ come through the letterbox when I’ve been sitting out there for the last few minutes talking to Maureen? I certainly didn’t see anyone pass by me. Is this some kind of joke?’His mother raised her voice as she spoke, a signal to Charlie to acquiesce with a quiet sigh.‘Go to your room now please, Charlie,’ she said, sternly.Charlie turned towards the stairs, ascending silently as his mother gave him a slightly anguished look. But it wasn’t long before she screamed for him to come back down as water was rising rapidly and the carpet was soaked.‘Charlie, can you please turn off the water for me? I need to find this leak. Quickly, it’s everywhere.’The water was above their ankles by the time Charlie had reached the bottom of the stairs. He dashed to the kitchen in search of the taps. With water weighing heavily against the cupboard door, he struggled to open it, only to discover that he’d picked the wrong cupboard. No off tap there. By that point, his mother was increasingly upset as the water continued to rise while she struggled to open the front door, hoping to let it out.After frantic attempts to open the cupboards, Charlie reached the final door and gripped it hard, pulling against the weight of the flooding water.‘At last,’ he thought with relief, as he exposed the mains taps. He quickly turned them anti-clockwise to close them tightly.‘Got it, Mum!’There was a momentary pause to check the water level before it became clear that it was still rising.‘Charlie, have you turned the right taps off?’‘Yes, I think so. But not one of the pipes is leaking in the cupboard, so why is the water still rising?’He splashed through the water over to the kitchen window and, with a swift glance, noted that it was raining softly outside, and the ground was wet but not flooded.This was getting stranger by the minute...

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Paul Underwood is a professional magician, creative writer and author of the upcoming trilogy “The Elemental Chronicles.”Paul has spent the last decade creating and performing magic which gives his fantasy and adventure books for young adults a unique and creative air of mystery and illusion.His first novel A Storm Incoming from The Elemental Chronicles arrived in May 2023.He has performed magic on stage at the Raglan Festival in Wales and has table hopped with his magic in many UK restaurants and bars.Paul has completed Creative Writing with Welsh author Lynda Nash and The Writers Bureau Online Course, has been coached by the First Book Coaching team with Max, Ben and Anna and attended the Write That Book Masterclass with Sunday Times Best Selling Author, Michael Heppell. Currently he’s an active member of the HayHouse Publisher Community, a silver member of The London Writers Salon and an Associate of the Society of Authors.Paul resides in the stunning and mystical location of Loch Lomond in Scotland. He genuinely works from the cupboard under his stairs where he continues to create more books and magic.


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