Tales From The Scrapbox

      Jo Grix
Tales From The Scrapbox

A short story collection that travels from the depths of space to the realms of fantasy. Young and New Adults struggle against inner demons, outer hardships, and seek to defeat the darkness which surrounds them.Tired of repairing her old house, Bobette and her nephew Scrotty and Blimp, his ginger cat, go in search of a house that will look after itself. But in "The Dipsy Dream House" they are pitched by the estate agent into the past and instead of finding a house, are joined by three ghost children and their strange pets. On magically returning home, children and animals are restored to life and they all decide that living in the old house, is not such a bad idea after all.In "The Fleeting Fame of Benjamin Sprockett" Benjie is brought up in the hills by the grey fairies. He flies away, becomes Clown Number One in a circus and has several misadventures before being promoted to Star Turn, as he flies round the Big Top. But when claimed by his fairy mother and Mrs Sprockett, he chooses his real mum and becomes an ordinary boy again.
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    The Storyteller's Call

      Jo Grix
The Storyteller's Call

When Ash, tribal storyteller and hunter, heads out into the drought stricken woods to find game for his family, he gets a little more than he bargained for when he stops to offer a little help to an injured fox. That's how he met Vanora, the child-like Wind Goddess who wanted him to take a special role among her people.JOURNALIST Josie Fox lives a solitary but enjoyable life. When her half-sister Amy crashes her beloved car and suffers severe head trauma, later lapsing into a coma, Josie rushes to her side. Amy's neurosurgeon is not optimistic in his prognosis. Josie is then faced with the more than likely possibility that Amy will never regain consciousness. Josie investigates the car accident and learns, much to her dismay, that Amy had tried to take her own life. Josie employs her investigative skills and uncovers the reason for Amy choosing to commit suicide - her boyfriend reneged on his promise to marry her after his divorce became final. While Josie sits at Amy's bedside, praying for her full recovery, she comes up with a plan to pay back Amy's boyfriend for his callous disposal of her sister.
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    A Friend For Adam

      Jo Grix
A Friend For Adam

New kid Adam wishes for a friend, and embarks on a mission that will change everything.In the post-economic world of the Red Shift series, the city of Sydney is one of the few remaining centres of power in the technological world. But even as the new city flourishes in the advancement and comforts provided by the scientists and benefactors that have been drawn to the region, there is a dark under-belly that will not be forgotten.The old city has been left to fall at the mercy of Mother Nature. The rising seas and tainted sky slowly suck the life from the city, and those unable to escape it. The loss of faith, hope, allow a darkness to grow, turning the city into a breeding ground for anger and violence.For those in power, this place is a useful resource to recruit individuals and groups to carry out their dirty work. Acts of political deception, espionage, and worse, are carried out as business transactions. The greed and desperation of those left behind only fuels this trade, and has given rise to many competing gangs and crews.Once such crew is rising up, with a clear vision of what must be done. They will not fight for scraps with gangs. They will not bow to the whims of the Alphas and help them destroy the last of their city. They will not stand by and watch their fellow women be destroyed by the spreading cancer of the city’s darkness. They are strong, focussed, and building a formidable force. There will be a revolution, the Vixen Revolution.
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