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HAPPY NEW YEAR! – Greetings from The Halder Family

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 The Christmas and New Year Season is illuminated with lights of all make, colour, shape and description. But the true meaning of the Christmas and New Year Season is not about the lights that surround us but the light that is inside of us.

     The New Year is the time of unfolding horizons and the realization of dreams whether you are young, middle-aged or a senior citizen. May you rediscover the beauty, elixir and fun of life and living and garner faith in your ability to rejoice in the simple pleasures that life has to offer and, at the same time, overcome the challenges that may come your way.

May your New Year be filled with the fragrance of roses, be showered with blessings from above, be blended with all the smiles on our planet and be emboldened by the light inside of us.  May good health, good fortune and happiness embrace you, surround you and pave the road along which you travel in 2018. May the New Year  fill  your life with passion and endow you with a passion for life.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Submitted by Peter Halder on behalf of  … The Halder Family

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Guyana Christmas Nostalgia – by Peter Halder + video

Guyana Christmas Nostalgia – by Peter Halder + video

Growing up circa the mid-1940’s on Non Pareil Street, Albouystown, Georgetown in Guyana, Christmas was indeed the most wonderful time of the year. It was not just the greatest holiday but a season that lasted from Christmas Eve into the new year. It was hustle and bustle for moms and dads but for children, it was jolly, merry, festive with lots to eat and drink.

Two weeks before Christmas Day, a masqerade band began to tune up and practice in Padmore yard, near where we lived. Members of the band were from Plaisance village on East Coast Demerara.    Continue reading

The Snake Repellent – Adapted from an ancient Amerindian Myth – by Peter Halder

The Snake Repellent
(Adapted from an ancient Amerindian Myth)
by Peter Halder

Fero Gadjee and his family lived at Seba, a settlement on the Upper Demerara River in Guyana. The family lived in a typical troolie palm thatched hut a short distance from the bank of the river. His father, Jaro worked at the Seba stone quarry.

When Fero turned 18 years, he decided to go and live on his own. A relative who lived at nearby Zion Hill told him about a plot of land on the western bank of the river about three miles to the south. The land needed clearing.    Continue reading

The Honey Tragedy – Adapted from an ancient Guyana Amerindian myth – By Peter Halder

The Honey Tragedy

(Adapted from an ancient Guyana Amerindian myth)

By Peter Halder

Mead, a drink made from honey, was a favourite of the Gods of ancient mythology. The overpowering yearning and taste for honey by an Amerindian maiden at Tiger Hill, Upper Demerara River, led to tragedy in her life.

Lutu Alstrum was the only daughter and child of a Macushi Amerindian couple who lived at Grassfield, some 40 miles south of Linden. When she was born, for whatever reason, she refused to suckle on her mother’s breasts. A family member suggested to her mother to put honey on her breast nipple. Lutu loved the taste and so was able to feed on her mother’s breast milk. There was no honey available at Grassfield, it was brought from time to time by family and friends from a Sacred Grove of medicinal trees located at Tiger Hill. A huge honeycomb on a golden coloured leafy tree in the centre of the Grove, dripped honey. No one saw any bees around.    Continue reading

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.

About The Author     Continue reading

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.

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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