Hello, Good People. I must begin with an apology. At the close of yesterday’s posting, which dealt with the ‘GEORGE’ stories, I said the next look at my writings would deal with ‘ARRIVAL’. Of course, that was dealt with in the 11th January posting of this New Year, headed ‘WHAT IF?’ Very much a case of as the years increase, so the memory decreases.
‘The BoCheK Tales’
The first two “books” I had on Kindle were series One and Two of ‘The BoCheK Tales’, collections of short ghost/horror stories. In reality, I have what could amount to some 10 collections of such ‘Tales’. I have already noted 4 in past postings; 2 apiece from Series One and Two. But … where did the concept for the ‘Tales’ come from, begin? Simple. Blame the old Capital Radio’s ‘MOMENT OF TERROR’ series back in the early ‘70s. Five minute stories of blood, gore and mayhem, that were broadcast five days a week (Monday-Friday), between 11:55pm to Midnight. I got four or five accepted. When my brief, very brief flirtation with fame ended, I simply continued on writing in the same genre. I’ve had the stories taped for The Jewish Society for the Blind in New York, for a popular radio station in Israel, and also reproduced in a now defunct free magazine in London. That was it, until a certain young lady came along; Smiley ….. and my introduction to Amazon-Kindle.
There are some 31 ‘Tales’ still to see the light of day. Hopefully, Smiley will be the torch that lights the way for them to reach Kindle.
Finally, the story of BoCheK.
When the first series was being prepared for Kindle, Smiley asked me who BoCheK was, completely missing the fact that it was my pen-name. She asked me what the BoCheK ‘character’ was like, and also that I should make details of him known to one and all. And so another character was ‘born’. A man of mystery, some other being from the darker soul of Man’s imagination. Also, as I had now lost my pen-name as such, I was stuck for another name. And from that dilemma came a new one: WILLIAM P THOMSON.
Until next time ….. ‘byeeeeeee.