The Dark Point

March 21, 2013 | Posted By: | Thoughts · Work |

A tale begins…

In 1998 I was driving from Bradford-on-Avon to Bath,via Monkton Farley and was heading down ‘Sally in the Woods’ when I thought I saw something out of the corner of my eye.  It was twilight; the tress on either side cast even more shadows and mystery. My mind began thinking that this time of the day, along with dawn, has always been considered as a magical time, a time when faeries and such like enter this world.  And so ‘Halcyon time’ emerged.  Ideas began to crop up, I wrote them down and then I went to live in a place that closely resembles Holloway in the book.  The Manor was an overshadowing aspect of our lives.  Its darkness, tiredness and mystery began to find its way into the story and I stumbled upon not just Halcyon but The Dark Point.