Tales from the Archives, Volume 2 — Six

by Wellington Thornhill Books Esq. on August 21, 2012

The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences has many forgotten stories in its Archives. Stories of madcap adventures in all corners of the Empire, dark doings in hidden places, and mysterious devices and artifacts that the everyday citizen should never become aware of for fear it would quite undo their minds.

In this episode:

A Trick of Strong Imagination — written by Alyson Grauer

Althea Galway, a gifted statistician for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, follows her tedious pursuits for Doctor Sound to a Winter carnival and a strange mystery at its heart. With a dashing illusionist and the memories of her own secretive past with the Traveling Galloway Circus clouding her judgment, she dares to reach beyond her station and discover what is behind the tricks of a trade she knew better than any active field agent.

CAST (in order of  appearance)
Narrator, Althea - Alyson Grauer
Althea’s Father - Tee Morris
Doctor Basil Sound, carnival barkers, cannon operator – David W.M. Kelch
Beggar, Amazing Salvatore, Enzo – Ben Muller

End Theme “The Starting Grid” composed and performed by Alex White

About the Author: 

Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Alyson Grauer is a writer and actor currently living, writing and performing in Chicago, IL. She has a smattering of short stories and two novels in re-writes, but this is her first professional sale of fiction. She is a staff writer for several blogs, including Doctor Fantastique’s Show of Wonders, and these days, she plays the ukulele whenever she has a scrap of free time. She can be found on Twitter @dreamstobecome.

Theme music for the Ministry composed and created by Alex White.

Order your copy of The Janus Affair: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel and the award-winning Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, now available from online and bricks and mortar stores everywhere.

 

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