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A Quick Update!

You’re probably wondering, ‘Another post so fast?’

Well, yes. I have an announcement.

I recently revamped the Bookshop page and added a new book to the shelf! I have compiled a PDF version for Dream World: The Lost Child, and you can purchase it for USD 1.50!

If you would like to support me, and if you have not read The Lost Child, let me assure you that its pretty cool 🙂

I’ve been told by some of the readers, that journeyed with the mini series, that it was a good ride, and I’m sure you would enjoy it too.

Besides, today’s my birthday, what better birthday gift than to purchase one of my works? Haha! Ok, I shouldn’t be using my birthday as a reason, but I hope you would personally give me a shot to impress you 🙂

By the way, today is also Bryan’s birthday. Bryan who? One of the main characters of The Lost Child. Actually, THE lost child to be exact.

If you are skeptical, you can check out the first 3 chapters on The Lost Child page. It would give you a little taste of what the main course will be.

And you know what, since it is December and Christmas is just around the corner, I’m throwing an offer! If you buy The Dreamer at USD 3, you get The Lost Child for free 🙂  I’ll call this the Christmas Bundle! On the bookshop purchasing form, just write Christmas Bundle on the Purchasing Title and I’ll know what to do.

I hope you guys would drop by the bookshop!

While you are at it, I’ll carry on writing more chapters for Dr. Slubgob’s Letters. I was born to write; what better day to do it than today 🙂

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The 900 Mark

Dreamworld has ended a while back, and now Joanna Chen will be ending pretty soon (Awww…)

Those who followed the series’, please please leave a comment on what you think about them! I would really love to hear from you guys 🙂

When I’m slightly free-er, I’ll be coming out with e-books for downloads, so just wait for them. You can re-read the entire series’ all over again if you want to.

Anyways, as some of you may have already noticed, I added 2 new sub pages called Dr. Slubgob’s Letters and Short Stories.

Dr. Slubgob’s Letters is a new original series I’m currently working on, and hopefully it will be out by the end of this year/ beginning of next year. This one will be published for everyone to see with no exclusivity. Do check out the page!

Short Stories is where you can find the list of all the short stories I wrote and published on the blog. Be sure to check that page out as well 🙂

Anyways, I have a lot of cool stuff coming your way as plots and characters have already been laid out. I just need to find the time to write them! I’ve been busy making sure that I will graduate in December, so once I exit the education stage of life, I should be able to catch up with some of my ideas.

Do look out for a new Dream World mini series and the upcoming demon letters on this blog next year. I hope to be able to write them soon.

Oh, last but not least, if you are new here, welcome to my blog! I hope you stay and subscribe. If you are old, well, thank you for sticking around, your support keeps me writing 🙂

With all your support, I’ve finally hit the 900 subscribers mark! Yay! Hitting 900 since the 800 mark took a really long time to achieve; about 4 months. I wonder why… hmmm… I hope it has nothing to do with my content.

I guess that is all for this short post. Remember to leave a comment and have a nice day!

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DW: The Lost Child – Chapter 6

Bryan was placed in a crowded room, where the other boys who worked in the factory slept. He was given five minutes to change into the factory uniform before he was shoved into a room with labels and tins.

“Stick these labels on the tin, don’t stop until I tell you to,” Mr. Richards ordered before he left the room.

The room had a strong scent of burnt machinery. Old junk machines were chucked to the back of the room, and wooden tables were set from left to right. The walls were peeling off and the only light in the room was coming from the glass windows, high above his head.

There were other boys in the room too. They looked as though they had not had a shower in days. Unsure on what to do, he watched them for a while, and then he started on his pile of tins.

“Hey new boy, it’s faster if you stick the glue on to the labels first, then stick them on to the tins,” a red head boy, at the table beside his, said.

“Oh, ok. Thanks,” Bryan replied with a nod, and did as the boy suggested.

“I’m Henry by the way,” Henry introduced himself, as his hands automatically worked on the tins.

“I’m Bryan,” Bryan replied, trying hard to multitask.

“Where are you from?” Henry asked, and a few curious faces took quick glances at him.

“Wellton’s home for boys. How about you?”

“I’m from the streets. They picked me up and forced me here. Didn’t even put me in an orphanage first,” Henry answered.

“Oh.”

“But we’re still the same, parentless and all,” Henry added.

“Yea,” Bryan muttered as he was more determined to change his status now.

The conversation ended there, but Bryan sat with Henry during lunch and dinner, which were just scraps of bread. When night came, he didn’t want to sleep, but his heavy eye lids forced him to. And the next moment, he saw light; the ceiling lights of the factory.

“A dreamless night,” Bryan said happily to himself.

“You don’t get a chance to dream here. Exhaustion takes that privilege away,” Henry said as he stood hovering over him.

“Best you get up now, you overslept. Mr. Richards will whip the late ones,” Henry added and Bryan immediately scrambled to his feet.

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The clock tower was still stuck, and people were starting to notice it. Though most of them did not know the significance of the clock, Anna found it strange when she met Matthew again, this time by the clock tower.

“Nice seeing you here,” Matthew said with a smile.

“Fate?” Anna asked.

“Surely!” Matthew answered immediately.

“Well, if we can remember this then I guess it truly is.”

“We most probably will. What time is it?” Matthew asked.

“Five forty five,” Anna answered after looking at her own watch on her wrist.

“Yea, well, I’ll see you in a bit then,”

“What do you mean?”

“Promise me lunch and I’ll share with you my theory,” Matthew said cheekily.

“Fine, if I remember,” Anna replied and in an odd dreamy state, she watched everything watered away.

The alarm clock by her bed rang for her to wake up, and she did. She headed to work as usual, but when lunch came, Matthew was at her office.

“Lunch? As promised?” Matthew said the moment he saw her.

Strangely, she remembered agreeing to it, and decided to go along the fate premise of their random meet ups.

“How do you know I would remember your offer?” Anna asked, after she handed their menus back to the waitress at the diner.

“I have this theory that our dreams aren’t just dreams. It’s actually another world by itself. A world we visit when we fall asleep.”

“What are you? A scientist or a writer?” Anna laughed.

“Not a scientist.”

“A writer with an overactive imagination then,” Anna stated.

“Actually, I’m a reporter.  NOW employed by the town press,” Matthew corrected. “But, I want to be a writer, its part of my dream.”

“Which dream? Normal dreams or parallel universe dreams?” Anna jokingly asked.

“You don’t believe me don’t you?”

“No, not really.”

“Then how do you explain us meeting in our dreams?”

“Fate? As you suggested?”

“Fate is one thing, repetitive people and dreams are a different thing. Tell me you have not had a repetitive dream before.”

“Well, not really repetitive.” Anna wasn’t sure if meeting Bryan every year was considered repetitive.

“No revisiting of the same places, or the same events, and even the same people?”

“Well, I see my son every year, on his birthday,” Anna said softly.

“You have a son?”

“Yes, but he’s not with me. I don’t know where he is, really.” Anna paused, thinking if she should share this part of her life with a man she barely knew. But deep down inside her, she was hoping his theory was true.

“Well, maybe now you can find him. But you have to do it after five twenty seven.”

“Why?”

“Don’t you realize we remember everything after five twenty seven?”

“No, not really.”

“Well, we do. And if that’s the case, we don’t have much time, because we usually wake up before six.”

Anna was starting to think Matthew was a nut case, but what he said made sense, or at least it gave her hope that maybe, just maybe, she could actually remember information to find her son. And if so, she might just have to take a sick leave one day and sleep in.

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