Category Archives: Personalities

The Awakening – by Peter Halder

The Awakening – by Peter Halder

Emil Seon lived at Malali in a cottage which he built on a sand hill overlooking a series of rapids in the Demerara River below. It was 6.30 p.m. and he was busily engaged in getting dressed to attend a traditional Easter Saturday family Party across the river.

The family usually spent Easter Saturday night singing native Amerindian songs, drinking sleepy tonic made from sweet potatoes, and eating boiled cassava, yams and smoked labba. The Party ended at 11.30 and Emil hurried to return to his home. Frightening tales were many about strange happenings in the dense forest area that surrounded the Malali Settlement on both sides of the river.   Continue reading

The Witch and The Tree – by Peter Halder

The Witch and The Tree

by Peter Halder

      Warraboola the Witch lived in an underground cave in the large area of thick woods some distance from the oak trees lined main avenue of the city.

Long tresses of grey and black hair reached down from the top of Warraboola’s head to her waist. On her head was a black, broad-rimmed cone shaped hat. Her long narrow face was adorned with thick grey bushy eyebrows, black steely eyes, a long, thin crooked nose, a wide mouth with thin lips and a long narrow chin. Her two ears were long and narrow like two antennas. She had long hands, with long fingers and long claw-like nails, Over her narrow bony body she wore a long-sleeve black dress that reached to her ankles. She had on long black boots. She sat in an old fashioned rocking chair smoking a corncob pipe. The puffs of smoke that rose from it gave the cave an evil and dreadful odor.   Continue reading

Maria the Wicked Witch – by Simone Gatson

MARIA AND THE WICKED WITCH

by SIMONE GATSON

FICTION

Two wonderful children’s stories are featured. In the first, MARIA AND THE WICKED WITCH, 6-year-old Maria, tricked by an evil witch, disobeys her parents, enters a forbidden forest and is taken captive. She uses all her wiles to escape from the witch.

The second, THE THREE CRAYONS – Red, Blue and Green – are taken to a Village Fair by their parents Mom Brown Crayon and Dad Yellow Crayon. The three crayons become separated from their parents and are lost. They encounter a magic Wishing Tree which re-unites the family.

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QUEST FOR THE ROD OF MOSES – E-BOOK 13 by Peter Halder

QUEST FOR THE ROD OF MOSES

E-BOOK 13 – by Peter Halder

E-Book 13Category: FICTION – Adventure

A young warrior, Zarn, is chosen by Fairy Julietta to seek and obtain the Rod of Moses as the means to ensure the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Zamara has a male heir to the Royal Throne. The King’s brother, plots with an evil Wizard to abort each of the Queen’s pregnancy with a male heir by the use of a black demon storm cloud. Zarn, guided by Fairy Julietta and the Holy Prophet Selah, sails to Egypt and follows the path Moses, with his Rod, took to the Promised Land, including traversing the Great Wilderness. Zarn faces many dangers, perils, strange adventures and creatures, to locate the Holy Rod and return to Zamara.

To purchase the e-book, click on the AMAZON.COM or
SMASHWORDS.COM  link below.

THE RAINBOW’S END – E-Book #9 by Peter Halder

THE RAINBOW’S END

 Peter Halder’s E-Book 9, The Rainbow’s End, has just been published and is now available at Amazon.com and Smashwords.

The e-book contains two wonderful, entertaining, captivating and enchanting fantasy tales.

A little girl, bored with her dull life, prays to the powers above to grant her wish for attention, friendship and adventure. Her prayer is answered. She is transported along a rainbow to The Rainbow’s End where she enjoys attention, friendship and adventure in Rainbow Land. Continue reading

THE BANSHEE DEMON – by Peter Halder

THE BANSHEE DEMON

by Peter Halder

    Simone and Tiara were cousins and next door neighbors. It was October 31 and the two young girls were at a loss at to what to do that Halloween evening. Their parents could not afford costumes so they were not keen on going trick or treating.

    “Well, life is full of let downs but we can still find something to do. So you have any ideas?” asked Simone.

    “Aha. I’m glad you asked. I did have an idea. What if we walk around the neighborhood and admire some of the costumes worn by kids for the night. Who knows, maybe something weird may happen which will make our Halloween stroll a night to remember.”

    “Good idea Tiara. I sure our parents will have no objections if we walked around together holding hands. Maybe we can even take that small wooden Holy Cross you have on your bedroom wall with us just in case we run into a demon.” Continue reading

THE PIAI’S DAUGHTER- from an Ancient Amerindian Myth

THE PIAI’S DAUGHTER

(Adapted from an Ancient Amerindian Myth)

by Peter Halder

 

Aleda

    Aleda was an Amerindian maiden. She was the daughter of Aban, a Piai or Medicine Man. The two lived in a troolie palm thatched home in the dense tropical rainforest.

The beautiful girl kept house and did all the cooking and cleaning. Her father was proud of her. He once told her, “My wonderful daughter Aleda, one day you will make a handsome young man a wonderful wife, He will be proud of you and I pray you two will be very happy.”

One day, Aleda was walking to a nearby creek to fetch water when she heard dogs barking. Holding a large earthen water goblet very tightly, she quickly ran behind a wide oak tree and hid from the trail.   Continue reading

HERO THE WARRIOR – By Peter Halder – E-Book #6 released

HERO THE WARRIOR – By Peter Halder – E-Book #6 released

Defender of The Forces of Good

Hero..The WarriorPeter Halder’s E-Book number 6, Hero The Warrior: Defender of The Forces of Good, is now on sale on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com. Check the links below. The book is quartet of fantastic, exciting and action packed Fairy Tale adventures which extol the conquest of good over evil. Fairy Gloriana engages the services of a mighty hunter Hero of Creion to rescue a Royal child from a Wicked Witch, Aglaia.

In the second thrilling adventure, a Prince falls in love with a gold statue, The Golden Princess, and engages Hero The Warrior to seek out and obtain the means to make it human. In his third adventure, Hero is sent on a mission to find and return The Cross of Enna and destroy the Evil Wizard who stole it. Continue reading

Peter Halder releases his first two e-books – see links below

Hello readers :

My first two e-books, The Alligator and The Sun and The Monkey Wife have been published and are now on sale at Amazon.com Their links are below. Click on the links to view the book covers and the story lines. 

Peter Halder

 The Alligator and the Sun

GCA New York: Lifetime awards for Clive Lloyd and Peter Halder

View Speech: Achievement Award Speech – Peter Halder

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GCA New York: Lifetime awards for Clive Lloyd and Peter Halder

In special recognition of their sterling contributions in their respective professions Clive Lloyd and Peter Halder are recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award s for 2013.

2013 Guyana Cultural Association Lifetime Achievement Award – Clive Lloyd

Clive Lloyd

Clive Lloyd

Clive Lloyd has enjoyed a distinguished career in international cricket. His record breaking successes were earned through a combination of personal and team efforts across communities in Guyana, the Caribbean, and worldwide. Mr. Lloyd exhibited a blend of commendable leadership styles – inspirational, pacesetting, and coaching – that resulted in a remarkable legacy. In addition to leading his teams of talented players he performed on par with many of his contemporaries in their respective positions as batsmen and fielders. It all aggregates to a hallmark of excellence that will serve as model for a long time. Guyanese in all walks of life are proud of his accomplishments.

2013 Guyana Cultural Association Lifetime Achievement Award – Peter Halder         Continue reading