Metamorphine and Other Poems

      Adrian Sturgess / History & Fiction
Metamorphine and Other Poems

This is a selection of 22 poems written over a span of some years. They are widely diverse in subject matter as well as in style. I have provided a very brief explanatory note to many of the poems, where I feel that this will be helpful to the reader.This is a selection of 22 poems written over a span of some years. They are widely diverse in subject matter and in style. For instance the poems cover some of the following themes:The dreams of a cat; The passing of dragons; An extraordinarily beautiful and empathic young girl; An insane genius and my own tribute to Tolkiens' Lady Galadriel, from 'The Lord of the Rings', to cite but a few. I have provided a very brief explanatory note to many of the poems, where I feel that this may be helpful to the reader. This is a varied collection and should be of interest to lovers of poetry.
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    The Jester and Other Stories

      Adrian Sturgess / Fantasy
The Jester and Other Stories

Twelve enchanting stories…This is a varied collection of short stories and miniatures. Including elements of Science Fiction, Fantasy and even short autobiographical tales of travels in China. I hope you will find it to be an enjoyable read.Twelve enchanting stories…This is a varied collection of short stories and miniatures. Here are two short extracts (from different stories) to give you an idea:I see just your face, floating before me like something too beautiful for words to convey. Your hair glows like a field of sun soaked corn, framing a face whose very pallor excites me. Stay quite still, do not alter your angelic pose. Let me circle you and witness all angles of you. Your profile; The cascade of your candyfloss hair obscuring the delicacy of your neck and shoulders. And back once more to your captivating smile. ********…By degrees, he became aware of the plight of a frail looking old lady, whom he perceived to be engaged in a life and death struggle with her umbrella. The wind was gusting viciously, driving great waves of sleet from one end of the square to the other. His attention was riveted to the old lady’s plight, for she was being buffeted and spun in all directions and appeared completely helpless in the face of the relentless onslaught… *********A veritable box of chocolates, there is something inside these pages, to suit all tastes.
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    Poems of Passion

      Adrian Sturgess / History & Fiction
Poems of Passion

This is a collection of 11 poems, written over a span of some years. The subject matter of these poems generally lies in the realm of love found, love lost or some other aspect of love.Roland Barcus was just a maintenance guy with a good job and a good salary on the deep space survey ship The Ventura. The outer ring is the 2-G level on the ship where very few people live or work. People like Barcus and his friends.The last day of the Ventura would begin a series of events that would ultimately result in the Solstice 31 Incident.
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    Home Sweet Home

      Adrian Sturgess / Thrillers & Crime
Home Sweet Home

A young family falls in love with a beautiful house at the edge of a picturesque village.The house is being sold by an adorable elderly couple and the family could not be happier. But, even before the moving in day arrives, the children discover that the house has a much darker side than they could ever have imagined.A young family falls in love with a beautiful house at the edge of a picturesque village.The house is being sold by an adorable elderly couple and the family could not be happier. But, even before the moving in day arrives, the children discover that the house has a much darker side than they could ever have imagined.A short extract:-..... his curiosity made him go right up to the back of the house and even in the half-light it was clearly derelict. Window frames were empty of glass, a rear door was hanging from one hinge and even the bricks were loose in places. He thought of Jackie waiting and knew he mustn’t be too long but he seemed almost compelled to enter into the house. This actually proved quite easy, as he only had to swing the door slightly to one side and step through. *******
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