Heart over Head over Heels

      James Eddy
Heart over Head over Heels

How exactly do you get over someone who's everywhere? That's what Rebecca Blake has wrestled with for five years. But not this night. This is the night she will see Scott play his songs and this is the night when her hope will be reborn.How exactly do you get over someone who's everywhere? That's what Rebecca Blake has wrestled with for five years. But not this night. This is the night she will see Scott play his songs and this is the night when her hope will be reborn. The second Short Story in the Diamonds collection, Heart over Head over Heels is a story of love delayed and how if music is the food of love then love may also be the food of music.

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    In Dreams: Screenplay

      James Eddy
In Dreams: Screenplay

If 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' met 'Inception' in the shadow of Norwich Cathedral the result would be 'In Dreams' by James Eddy...If 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' met 'Inception' in the shadow of Norwich Cathedral the result would be 'In Dreams' by James Eddy...When Oliver Bell meets a beautiful young woman one night in his dreams, he literally can’t get her out of his mind. Unfortunately, he also can’t tell if she’s anything more than just a wonderful figment of his imagination. It’s only when she starts leaving him clues for how to find her in the real world that Oliver’s sense of fantasy and reality begin to blur into something strange and new. The journey that follows takes Oliver everywhere he can imagine and beyond; across the country to a city he doesn’t know, to things from his terrible past he would rather forget; over concrete and bluebells and snow and ice; all leading him to the truth that love can exist in dreams.

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    Diamonds

      James Eddy
Diamonds

James Eddy's spellbinding collection of short stories, circles the lives of Scott Drake, a British singer-songwriter, and Rebecca, the passionate, intelligent young woman he had once loved and may yet love again. The revelation of both their shared and individual pasts is only the beginning of a story that features the contributions of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs.James Eddy's spellbinding collection of short stories, circles the lives of Scott Drake, a British singer-songwriter, and Rebecca, the passionate, intelligent young woman he had once loved and may yet love again. The revelation of both their shared and individual pasts is only the beginning of a story that features the contributions of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. A man lost in love, a compulsive young thief, a single mother in the twilight of her youth, and a middle-aged man grieving the death of his mother and his lost dreams, all form the foreground and background to the larger story; of love lost, delayed and denied.We first meet Scott in his early twenties, running away from his guilt at the death of a friend by trying to help another. Five years on, he has found success as a musician but his feelings have changed very little; there is the same guilt as before, along with even more that has been piled on top of it, while his ability to self-destruct has not been diminished by the years. We learn the causes of these things and the sadness that can come with survival. We meet Rebecca at the moment she decides that she has to take a chance to see Scott again - at one of his gigs she finds a way backstage to meet him, her name opening doors in ways she hadn’t expected. We then encounter her aunt, Lily, and cousin, Diane, as circumstances envelope them all and place further obstacles into the path of her and Scott.Written in an array of styles and tones ranging from tragedy to surrealism to poetry, Diamonds is a book about the interplay of love and death, about survival, and about how hope can be nourished and set into motion by even the smallest of words and gestures.

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    Revelations

      James Eddy
Revelations

It begins at a funeral, where the truth is hidden away inside the pages of a book no one was ever meant to read. But these words were never destined to stay silent. They are words with the power to make some sense of a girl’s life and death and reveal secrets that are terrible and beautiful enough to condemn and redeem both the guilty and the innocent.‘There was no laughing and joking that morning. There could be no relief, no celebration of a fruitful life lived to a natural conclusion. That had never been an option.’It begins at a funeral, where the truth is hidden away inside the pages of a book no one was ever meant to read. But these words were never destined to stay silent. They are words with the power to make some sense of a girl’s life and death and reveal secrets that are terrible and beautiful enough to condemn and redeem both the guilty and the innocent. Part nine of the Diamonds collection of short stories and a sequel to Lily Green and Hello, Emptiness, Revelations is a story about grief, revenge, and the power of words and love.

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    The Ghosts Are Out Tonight

      James Eddy
The Ghosts Are Out Tonight

From an empty hotel room in London, Scott Drake takes a freewheeling trip across the East of England and back again. On trains, in cars, and on foot, the journey lets him say goodbye to the people he has loved and lost; finally allowing him to let go of the pain of the past and find peace in the present.‘There are other places to go; places I shouldn’t have put off visiting for as long as I have. This’ll be the last of my sudden disappearances. The last time I’ll be a summer breeze, gone too soon…’From an empty hotel room in London, Scott Drake takes a freewheeling trip across the East of England and back again. On trains, in cars, and on foot, the journey lets him say goodbye to the people he has loved and lost; finally allowing him to let go of the pain of the past and find peace in the present.The tenth and final short story in the ‘Diamonds’ collection is about love, survival, and finding ways to appreciate the beautiful things that make life worth living.

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    In Dreams

      James Eddy
In Dreams

When Oliver Bell meets a beautiful young woman one night in his dreams, he literally can’t get her out of his mind. Unfortunately, he also can’t tell if she’s anything more than just a wonderful figment of his imagination. It’s only when she starts leaving him clues for how to find her in the real world that Oliver’s sense of fantasy and reality begin to blur into something strange and new.“Imagine things and make them real.”When Oliver Bell meets a beautiful young woman one night in his dreams, he literally can’t get her out of his mind. Unfortunately, he also can’t tell if she’s anything more than just a wonderful figment of his imagination. It’s only when she starts leaving him clues for how to find her in the real world that Oliver’s sense of fantasy and reality begin to blur into something strange and new. The journey that follows takes Oliver everywhere he can imagine and beyond; across the country to a city he doesn’t know, to things from his terrible past he would rather forget; over concrete and bluebells and snow and ice; all leading him to the truth that love can exist in dreams.

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    The Devil eats Coleslaw

      James Eddy
The Devil eats Coleslaw

Joseph Holly knows the truth: Work is rarely as dull as when you are eighteen years old and in love. ‘The Devil eats Coleslaw’ is a working day in Joe's life, which sees him trapped in a supermarket with strange customers, ex-teachers, daydreams, bad ideas, Sonic Youth, The Replacements, and an overwhelming need to see his girlfriend,Diane.Joseph Holly knows the truth: Work is rarely as dull as when you are eighteen years old and in love. ‘The Devil eats Coleslaw’ is a working day in Joe's life, which sees him trapped in a supermarket with strange customers, ex-teachers, daydreams, bad ideas, Sonic Youth, The Replacements, and an overwhelming need to see his girlfriend,Diane. It is a story about a young man's private battle with boredom and with keeping his head together, as he tries to get to the end of his shift.

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    Bewilder

      James Eddy
Bewilder

One look was all it took for Neal. One look before she was gone and he was too. Then one day he follows her home and that is only the beginning of the journey that makes him question everything about the nature of his love, life and even reality.One look was all it took for Neal. One look before she was gone and he was too. Then one day he follows her home and that is only the beginning of the journey that makes him question everything about the nature of his love, life and even reality. Bewilder is the first in a series of interweaving Short Stories called 'Diamonds'. A mosaic of ideas and themes dealing with fantasy, reality, love, death, redemption and joy.

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    Bonfire Blues

      James Eddy
Bonfire Blues

When Scott moves in with his best friend, Dan, things change in ways he never imagined. Surrounded by Dan's friends, he lives a life of glorious drunken creativity, quite unlike anything he's known before. The problem is that when Dan leaves unexpectedly he finds himself falling for Dan's girlfriend Rebecca.When Scott moves in with his best friend, Dan, things change in ways he never imagined. Surrounded by Dan's friends, he lives a life of glorious drunken creativity, quite unlike anything he's known before. The problem is that he also finds himself falling for Rebecca, Dan's girlfriend. Then Dan leaves unexpectedly and the little mysteries of his life are revealed, heightening their feelings for each other and sowing the seeds of tragedy, guilt and sadness.'Bonfire Blues' is the third part of the Diamonds collection of Short Stories. A prequel to both 'Bewilder' and 'Heart over Head over Heels', it is one man's love story to his twenties, a love story to friends loved and lost, and, above all to the woman he didn't dare love.

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    Fading Polaroids in Reverse

      James Eddy
Fading Polaroids in Reverse

Scott Drake is alone in a hotel room and there is no escape. He can walk out at any time but there is no getting away from the past, from his guilt, from himself and the fear of losing someone that he loves all over again. ‘Fading Polaroids in Reverse’ is a series of snapshots of moments and memories in Scott’s life, and is the sixth short story in the ‘Diamonds’ Collection.‘Sarah was completely different to the women he'd known since his records started selling. She was real and that made her an exception to the boho posing and tragic gracelessness of everyone else. That was also what made missing her even more terrible. So, most of the time, he avoided thinking about her. It was much easier to silently destroy all the women who could never compare to her…’Scott Drake is alone in a hotel room and there is no escape. He can walk out at any time but there is no getting away from the past, from his guilt, from himself and the fear of losing someone that he loves all over again. ‘Fading Polaroids in Reverse’ is a series of snapshots of moments and memories in Scott’s life, and is the sixth short story in the ‘Diamonds’ Collection that also includes ‘Bewilder’, ‘Heart over Head over Heels’, ‘Bonfire Blues’, ‘Lily Green’, and ‘The Devil eats Coleslaw’.

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    Two New Fairytales

      James Eddy
Two New Fairytales

Great fun for kids of all ages, these two short stories are not traditional fairytales but like most fairytales, they offer lessons for life, with a little magic and darkness thrown in.Great fun for kids of all ages, these two short stories are not traditional fairytales but like most fairytales, they offer lessons for life, with a little magic and darkness thrown in. The first story, 'Word Queen', tells the tale of a Panda who discovers the secret of words on a journey through a magical land. 'Black Eye' meanwhile, is a simple rites-of-passage story about a boy's quest to find the truth behind the bruise around his eye.If you or your children want to be entertained and educated by stories filled with magic and strangeness, and introduced to worlds of Pandas,Words, Black Eyes, Adventures, Quests and Travelling Fools, then you should read these 'Two New Fairytales' today.

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    The Graveyard

      James Eddy
The Graveyard

For years Colin Abbott has put his life on hold, living only for his elderly mother. With her gone he is alone, adrift in a world he doesn’t fully understand. On one sunny summer day he sets off from his mother’s grave, and attempts to take control, to learn to enjoy his life and maybe even learn to love again.“Thoughts and feelings, hinted at before, were suddenly blossoming. He knew then that he'd been waiting for his life to begin…”For years Colin Abbott has put his life on hold, living only for his elderly mother. With her gone he is alone, adrift in a world he doesn’t fully understand. On one sunny summer day he sets off from his mother’s grave, and attempts to take control, to learn to enjoy his life and maybe even learn to love again. ‘The Graveyard’ is where Colin takes his first steps away from his old life and towards something completely new and unknown and is the seventh short story in the ‘Diamonds’ Collection that also includes ‘Bewilder’, ‘Heart over Head over Heels’, ‘Bonfire Blues’, ‘Lily Green’, ‘The Devil eats Coleslaw’, and ‘Fading Polaroids in Reverse’.

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    Hello, Emptiness

      James Eddy
Hello, Emptiness

The sound of breaking glass wakes Colin and brings him downstairs, where he discovers a boy called Joe. Then the boy begins telling the story of what has brought him there that night, and Colin realises how much he has in common with the painfully lost young man and how sometimes we can find help from the least likely person in the least likely of circumstances.The sound of breaking glass wakes Colin and brings him downstairs. But what he finds in his living room is not a burglar. It's just a boy called Joe who is really much too sad to be any kind of danger. Joe is also much too drunk and talkative to be a comfortable companion for Colin. And that's when the boy begins telling the story of what brought him to the Colin's house; describing the events of the days and weeks before and the significance of the heart-shaped locket that he holds in his hands. It is only then that Colin realises just how much he has in common with the painfully lost young man he is talking to.The eighth part of the Diamonds collection of short stories and a sequel of sorts to both ‘The Devil eats Coleslaw’ and ‘The Graveyard’, 'Hello Emptiness' is a story of grief and hope, and how sometimes we can find help from the least likely person in the least likely of circumstances.

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