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By: Joseph Melling

Ghostly Visions

Pages: 194 Ratings: 4.0
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A journey through the strange visions and visitations of characters: historical, contemporary and futuristic. The brief tales are written for easy reading and reach from ancient times to the imagined worlds of the future. Rather than horror stories, these experiences are unfolded as the strange and intriguing encounters of people who are visited by an unexpected presence, or who travel through unfamiliar landscapes both physical and mental. Many tales are set within historical worlds that may be remote but have some familiar features and some significance for our own times. The imagination of those engaged in these experiences are often stretched as they discover truths about themselves and their surroundings. Young people come of age as they witness unfamiliar occurrences and world-weary personalities find fresh meanings in the scenarios that they move through. Many of the stories explore the relevance of ancient myths to the truths that the characters find on their voyages of self-discovery.

Joseph Melling has enjoyed and maintained strong family and personal connections with the north of England and Scotland. He spent most of his working life as a professional historian, teaching in universities. His main interests are creative writing, travelling and dancing. His son Ross lives in Scotland, the setting for several stories.

Customer Reviews
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  • Ian Wootton

    I thoroughly enjoyed this collection which has a wide range of interest and scope.

    I found it varied and appealing to my sense of style and humour.

    I found the writing engaging and enjoyable, I would recommend this book to other readers who enjoy various forms of short stories and also to people who write themselves.

    I think that a longer piece of writing featuring a character from the stories would be good fun and I would enjoy reading of the adventures of some of the darker characters.

  • Sandra Hurst

    Ghostly Visions is a set of quirky eclectic tales travelling from prehistory to the modern day. Presented in quick 'bites' for easy consumption each story makes a satisfying snack.

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