ATONIA'S WRITINGS, ETC.

ATONIA'S PICTURE CREATIONS

PAGE ONE: CHRISTMAS CROWES

PAGE TWO ,etc.: NON-CHRISTMAS CREATIONS

DREAMSCAPES SERIES

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GIVE THE LIE

   A widow, danger, a well-kept family secret in Elizabethan England

RIDE THE TIDE

   Tom Cox, a Russell-based character, meets a woman as she throws something she

   hates into the sea.

 

ISLAND STATE OF MIND

   Tully Cunningham, a Russell-based character, in a romantic adventure set in Savannah.

 

A DATE IN MEXICO

   A Ben Wade story that literally starts with a bang!

 

THE CAPTAIN'S HOUSE

  A Jack Aubrey love story spanning across 186 years of time

 

MORE THAN A MOMENT

  After the war, Lachlan comes to California to find a girl he'd met in England.

 

A CUP OF TEA LEAVES

  Billy Seward, a Russell-based character, steals a woman's pay envelope and ends up

  with more than he bargained for.

 

THE DREAM

  A Sir Robert/Robin story with a present-day young woman

 

THE VISION SHARED

  A Russell-based Indian tale

 

IN TIME OF FOG AND SPIES

  Captain Aubrey, wounded, encounters a beautiful female spy.

 

PURPLE RIDING HOOD AND BEN WOLF

 A classic fairy tale retold with our favorite outlaw

 

CINDERFELLA

 Maximus and his 3 stepbrothers, Jack, John, and Jeffrey

 

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

A fractured fairy tale starring Sid in the title role, along with Skinner, Colin, Arthur, and Steve

 

THE BLUE LIGHT

 Terry and Bud in a retelling of the tale

 

HOW BUD CAME TO BE IN THE BLUE LIGHT

An original prequel to "The Blue Light"

 

THE WELL

An original fairy tale about a Prince and the lady he sees in a well

 

THE SAVING OF ROBERT KINSTON

A Russell-based character in a truly moving story about a man terribly lost.

 

THE HEALING OF ROBERT KINSTON

Robert's story continues in an equally moving 10-chapter storyline.

 

IT WAS A COLD DAY IN OCTOBER

Five original Russell-based characters in an exciting story of intrigue and danger.

 

WELL-TRAVELED ROADS

A gentle "what if" love story with a Russell-based character named Ian Whitecap.

 

A TOUCH OF GENIUS

A 3-part John Nash interlude with some interesting results

 

THE FIFTH SEASON

What if Ben Wade actually DID ride up to your porch one clear, intense day?

 

LOOKING FOR MY FATHER

The sequel to "The Fifth Season" about Ben's son at age 15

 

THE MAN FROM THE FAR SIDE OF THE LAKE

Meet Brett Houser, an intensely Russell-like character in a bittersweet love story

 

VIRTUAL REALITY

Just when it looks like the complex has been shut down, Sid manages to escape...again...into the real world.

 

INTO THE VOID The direct sequel to "Virtual Reality"

 

PLAYING IT OUT

What will happen in Cal's life now the Collins story has been printed?

 

SUMMER HEAT

Davin Hart, an original Russell-based character, having left the small Southern town of his youth and finding

success as an author, returns for his father's funeral.

 

A GATHERING OF BROTHERS

Brothers, step-brothers, orphaned cousins...all raised together in a single, large household, have come back home for a

reunion, some with concerns, some with tattered relationships, even some with secrets they'd rather keep.

 

THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE

A marvelous love story between a modern woman and an 1812 English sea captain.

 

HOUSE OF FOUR SEASONS

COMPLETE INDEX FOR HOUSE STORIES

A multi-part story with a mystical house, where loves may come, but only for a season.

Who would you choose and what would you do if you found yourself actually falling in love?

Subsequently continued in many, many chapters with what comes down to the four main

characters.

 

THE LAST HOUSE ON BEACH ROAD

Trevor Collier, a Russell-based character, buys a lovely beach house in NC...but...it comes with

an uninvited resident who changes his life forever.

 

ATLANTIC CROSSING

Two couples, one in 1947, one in 1967, cross the Atlantic aboard the Queen Mary. What is the mysterious

connection between them? (With both Alex and Steve.)

 

A NEW VINTAGE

A stand-alone Max Skinner tale, set a year after Fanny's death.

 

ON THE EDGE

Alex Ross, a mysterious, beautiful woman on the run, a dangerous chase

 

CANYON DIABLO

A story thatís based on true events that happened in the town of Canyon Diablo in Arizona in the late 1800ís. These events

are loosely used to incorporate the Russell characters: Ben Wade, East Driscoll, Cort, Egan

 

TRADE WINDS

An adventure of love thwarted, identities unknown, and travels across the seas

 

FAIR WINDS

The sequel to Trade Winds, continues with Henry turning 21 and Jack taking him to Grenada

 

WHEN TIME COLLIDED

A time travel story with Aubrey, Ben, and Max

 

 

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THE DAVID BLAINE SAGA:

 

THE GOLDEN ORB

David Blaine, a Russell-based character, in a tale of mystery, intrigue, and danger set in British Hong Kong

 

A THOUSAND PATHS

Sequel to The Golden Orb, with David Blaine now Blaine Davidson

 

NO WAVE WITHOUT WIND

Sequel to A Thousand Paths

 

IN A DESERT PLACE

Sequel to No Wave Without Wind

 

THE FORTUNATE ONE

Sequel to In A Desert Place

 

LIFE THERAPY

Sequel to The Fortunate One

 

THE WIND

Sequel to Life Therapy

 

MEDEA

Sequel to The Wind

 

THE MEDEA STEAMPUNK'D

Sequel to Medea

 

WATERS OF MY BIRTH

Sequel to The Medea Steampunk'd

 

NINE POUND TEN

Sequel to Waters of My Birth

 

THE EXCHANGE

Sequel to Nine Pound Ten

 

THE VELVET TRAP

Sequel to The Exchange

 

REGENERATION OF THE HEART

Sequel to The Velvet Trap

 

A SHORT CONVERSATION WITH DAVID BLAINE AND HIS AUTHOR

 

TIME LIKE WATER

Sequel to Regeneration of the Heart

 

IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE

Sequel to Time Like Water

 

EUROCLYDON OF HOPE

Sequel to In My Father's House

 

TOOL FOR VENGEANCE

Sequel to Euroclydon of Hope

 

VICTIM OF LOVE

Sequel to Tool For Vengeance

 

EXIT THE PAWN

Sequel to Victim of Love

 

THE KURDISH AFFAIR

Sequel to Exit the Pawn

 

ANOTHER INTERVIEW WITH DAVID BLAINE

David comes into Atonia's computer room

 

SEEDS OF FEAR

Sequel to The Kurdish Affair

 

TESTED

Sequel to Seeds of Fear

 

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF DAVID BLAINE

 Sequel to Tested

 

AUTUMN OF THE SOUL

Sequel to The Disappearance of David Blaine

 

GARDEN BONES

Sequel to Autumn of the Soul

 

BLAINE'S ODYSSEY

Sequel to Garden Bones

 

A LIFE REKINDLED

Sequel to Blaine's Odyssey

 

PEBBLES OF DESTINY

Sequel to A Life Rekindled

 

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PISTACHIO FOR PAULIE

A character strongly based on Alex Ross, set in 1956 Georgia at the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement

 

THE CHRONICLE By Atonia Walpole

A collection of interviews conducted by Mr. Thomas Whittaker of the San Francisco Chronicle on the capture of Ben Wade.

 

THE TRAIN TO OBLIVION

Ed Hoffman, Max Skinner, and Hando are all on a train heading from London toward Scotland when suddenly, the tracks

behind and in front of the car they're on...aren't there anymore.

 

ARROGANTLY SHABBY

Cal goes to South Carolina to interview the wife of a just-killed Senator.

 

SEAWATER FOR MY EMPTY CUP

Jack Aubrey, having fallen desperately ill on a tiny Scottish island, is taken in by an isolated widow.

 

THE BOUQUET

A multi-character, one-chapter story about red roses

 

WISTERIA COTTAGE

A young American woman inherits a wisteria-covered house in England, finds love in the bargain, and more

than once. A ghost story that will entwine around your heart.

 

MAGNOLIA POINT

Brad Cooper, a Russell-based character living in San Francisco, gets word that sends him back to coastal

South Carolina, where he must deal with situations,  people, and feelings he's put on the shelf.

 

THE WAY IT WAS WITH HIM

Jamie Sutherlin, a Russell-based character, in a Civil War saga based on Atonia's own heritage.

 

RIDLEY'S WAR

What if...um, the Germanians, Arabs, French, and American gangsters, um, decided it wasn't fair if Robin

Hood got a sequel? A smile-inducing romp in a modern city park...in the fog.

 

THE REVOLVING DOOR

Bud White, now a private detective, gets more deeply involved in a case than he'd ever planned.

 

THE DEADLY KISS

A very short Halloween tale

 

SANDHURST By Atonia with Layne Richards

A whole southern town filled with characters in an on-going storyline

(NOTE: Layne has stopped writing but I'm leaving this up as there are so many chapters to it)

 

SHADES OF GRAY

A Ben and Cort story of past wrongs and future rights.

 

ELYSIUM

A short episode, a story, a gift from Atonia to Jo for her birthday January 18th

 

THE STAIRCASE

A one-chapter story in which two strangers meet by a mysterious set of stairs.

 

THE SCARLETTE PIRATE

A rousing pirate adventure with Captain Benjamin Scarlette

 

THE COURTYARD

Jeremy Roberson, a Russell-based character, runs into his ex-wife in the courtyard of a Boston hotel.

 

BETWEEN THE GRAVEYARD AND THE BLUE SEA

A Ben, Alex, Bud, Dom story set in England, New York City, and California

 

DANIEL

A gentle story of a man...and an angel.

 

MISTAKEN IDENTITY

A Max and Terry story involving a dangerous mix up

 

WHEN IT RAINS

Mark Sutter, a Russell-based character who lives in England, is suddenly thrust into his recently-deceased father's life in New York City

 

HE FELL TO EARTH

Cregan comes to Earth in search of his brother, Thaine.

 

THE NEXT CHAPTER

A pulse-pounding sequel to The Next Three Days

 

MOONBOW

A medieval, fantasy-adventure wherein 3 brothers, whose father, the king, has been slain, try to find a new land

 

BLACKSTONE

An exciting and dangerous romance set during World War I

 

 

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THE CORNITH SAGA:

 

THE HYBRID

An intriguing story of vampires, set in 19th century England

 

THE VAMPIRE'S KISS

The sequel to The Hybrid

 

FROZEN IN TIME

The sequel to The Vampire's Kiss

 

THE GHOST OF CORNAGAUGH

The sequel to Frozen In Time

 

THE RENAISSANCE MAN

The sequel to The Ghost of Cornagaugh

 

THE PRODIGY

The sequel to The Renaissance Man

 

BONNER, THE LONER

The sequel to The Prodigy

 

TRACES OF LIFE

William and Jameson again

 

MIDNIGHT DEEP

The sequel to Traces of Life

 

SOME ADVENTURES OF JAMESON CORNITH, VAMPIRE

The sequel to Midnight Deep

 

THE PERIL OF WILLIAM CORNITH

The sequel to Some Adventures of Jameson Cornith, Vampire

 

WILLIAM'S JOURNEY

The sequel to The Peril of William Cornith

 

A DISTANT NIGHTINGALE

The sequel to William's Journey

 

FROM THE HEART

The sequel to A Distant Nightingale

 

ON FLEETING WINGS

The sequel to From the Heart

 

IMMORTAL WINGS

The sequel to On Fleeting Wings

 

WINGS ABOVE THE ASHES

The sequel to Immortal Wings

 

CREST HAVEN

The sequel to Wings Above the Ashes

 

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UNDER SIEGE

A Jack Aubrey story set in Charleston, SC, during the Revolutionary War

 

WHEN THE EARTH MOVED

A multi-character story set in Charleston, SC, at the time of the great earthquake of 1886

 

DASTARDLY DAMSELS IN DISTRESS

A bit of lit noir about Atonia, Jo, and Himself

 

SOJOURNS IN TIME

A time machine is being reconstructed in the basement of a large museum

 

REMAINS OF THE HEART

Some stories have their beginnings at the side of a grave

 

THE NAKED ALIEN

An unclothed man appears in a suburban neighborhood.  Who is he? Could he be Eric Baldwin, who disappeared in a circle of light years

ago when he was five? Or is he something else?

 

LOVE IN THE RUINS

A love story set during the Blitz in World War II

 

THE SCENT OF ROSES

Set in England during the time of the War of the Roses

 

THE SWAP

Brentley MacPhearson, known as 'Mac', recently out of his London job, arranges for a flat swap with a young woman he's never met, a

swap that will lead to more than either of them ever counted on.

 

L.D. RAINES & COMPANY

Ben Wade is aboard a train when it's robbed and when the outlaws are foiled, he ends up in the position to take the gold himself, though

he's accompanied by a young woman who runs a detective agency.

 

GRACES AND AIRS

A young woman, companion to a well-to-do cousin, sets sail for England only to have her cousin die aboard ship. Assuming her identity

she tries to make her way in a society complicated by secrets and passion.

 

SEASONS OF LOVE

A four-part story of the stages a marriage may go through

 

THE CALLER

A cell phone is dropped on a Scottish hike, leading to a mysterious man calling a young woman whose number is in the phone.

 

UNDER THE DARK HELM

A time travel romance set in Medieval England

 

LIFE AND DEATH

A young man, convicted of murder, is on the run with a dying young woman

 

UNDER THE RADAR

A man of many names is sent on a mysterious mission

 

THE LAST HOMECOMING

A sweeping family saga set in a baronial Scottish manor house.

 

SOME BEACH SOMEWHERE

A young woman buys a small house on an island beach.

 

MY OTHER SELF

Every six years a girl is taken from modern life back to medieval times.

 

THE TWO LIVES OF JOY

A modern married woman has memories of life on the frontier.

 

THE TRIPLE J

A story with Cort, Ben Wade, East, John Biebe and Terry

 

FROM THE ASHES

A multi-character story about the events after a plane crash

 

ANNE OF WAITES FOLLY

A young woman inherits an English manor house

 

WICHEWOLD

A young woman's grandfather tells her a story that may...or may not...be a legend.

 

THE STONES ARE ALIVE

Set in Scotland, where a young American nurse has mysterious encounters

 

 

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ATONIA IS NOW WRITING THE NANOCORP SAGA WITH JO

 

CHAPTER 11 OF DECIMUS MERIDIUS

 

CHARTING A NEW COURSE

 

THE DEADLY OUTLAW

 

BACK ON TRACK

 

BACK IN BUSINESS

 

WINDFALL OF LIFE

 

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

 

TO EVERYTHING A SEASON

 

REMNANTS OF BLUE

 

IF THIS BE NOT LOVE

 

THE STARS ARE HEAVY IN HEAVEN

 

THE OUTLINE OF LOST DAYS

 

ALL SUDDENLY THE WIND

 

FROM THE HEART OF THE FATHOMLESS BLUE

 

ALL I MAY BE OR HAVE BEEN BEFORE

 

A FIRE AND MOTION OF THE SOUL

 

SOMEWHERE BACK OF THE SUN

 

ALWAYS MEETING OURSELVES

 

THE UNKNOWN REMEMBERED GATE

 

THIS MOMENT, TOO

 

A MAKESHIFT CAGE

 

THE WORLD THAT THOU HAST OPENED

 

THAT CATCH OF BREATH

 

AND THE ROSE REMEMBERS

 

MUSIC FROM A FURTHER ROOM

 

PAST THE RIM OF THE WORLD

 

TO YIELD WITH A GRACE TO REASON

 

ALL RIVERS MUST HAVE A BEGINNING

 

IS THERE A CHANCE?

 

CLOUD SHADOWS OF MIDNIGHT

 

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ABOARD THE SURPRISE

IN SAN DIEGO HARBOR:

A SPECIAL PICTURE FEATURE

 

By Atonia Walpole

2 Pages

HERE

 

 

**ALSO VISIT THE GLEN...HERE, WHERE ATONIA IS WRITING

    RICHIE ROBERTS, ANDY, HANDO, KIM, AND A FASCINATING NEW

    RUSSELL-BASED CHARACTER, TRAVIS McGEE

 

 


Poem by Atonia 2-26-2010

On Starting a New Story in Winter

I am a slug in my comfortable stretchable clothes

I watch the street from my window, neighbors coming and going

I am content and on my desk is a rose

And that rose takes me places I am knowing

In my mind. From my fingertips the words flow,

Knitting together words of love and places Iíve not been

Except in my imagination.  Come with me now

To that sea island to the sand, sea and wind

Where my imagination has taken me without remorse

Away from the cold and leafless trees Iíve set my course.

Heís there now just off shore. Iíve glimpsed the white

Of his sails, the tall masts and the deck where he stands.

He does not know me yet but he will as I write

His coming to my adopted lands.

 

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