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The Bluebottle Boys – Between the Walls: Bethany

Between the walls

The Bluebottle Boys – Chapter 11, Part 4 — Between the Walls, late March 1962: Bethany, Part 1 (Section 3 of 4) The cottage was shadowy inside, and my eyes took a minute or two to fully adjust to the darkness. A windowless corridor leading to the back of the house continued in a straight […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Magic & Steel Strings

Magic

Walking Backwards for Christmas, Chapter 6, Part 9 – Between the Walls: “Magic & Steel Strings: For the First Time in My Life” I opened the case. For the first time in my life, I really looked at the guitar. Its colors had faded over the decades until they’d become a strange mix of each […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: The Screen & the Toast

The Screen

Walking Backwards for Christmas: Between the Walls: The Screen & the Toast [Note: the featured picture is of The Screen, or as best as I’ve been able to render it during Robbin’s (temporary) absence. It’s a pocket-sized device that helps Reggie tune his guitar. In later books, mandolin, harp, bass guitar and even a harpsichord, […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Bethany, Queen of Christmas

Queen of Christmas

Walking Backwards for Christmas, Chapter 6, Part 3– Between the Walls: Bethany, Queen of Christmas The crack was resounding and reassuring, tangible in an environment where I was certain of very little, but also caused me to worry that we might cave in the hollow section of the wall where we were; from the look […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Christmas Tea & Crackers

Christmas Tea

Walking Backwards for Christmas, Chapter 6, Part 2 — Between the Walls: Christmas Tea & Crackers I wasn’t following this at all. “Wot walls?” “There be a wall, fixed and immutable, between the living and the dead. It be one rare soul indeed as can exist fully formed on both sides of that wall. Some, […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Between the Walls

Between the walls

Walking Backwards for Christmas, Chapter 6, Part 1 — Between the Walls: “As If” “I won’t linger and lie about if I frighten you, Reggie lad.” “No…” I heard myself mumble. “Don’ go ….” I was just coming to, wondering how and when I’d moved from the dining room to the version of the lounge […]

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