Welcome to Magic O’Clock,
where time is irrelevant and hope is unlimited.
If dementia has touched your life in some way, then Archie’s story will bring a touch of magic to your day.
Judges have called it “a poignant and compelling piece; emotional and engagingly written; and a moving narrative of finding grace in difficult situation.”
Readers say it’s heartwarming, touching and emotionally gripping: a love story that is beautiful beyond words.
If you have never felt the pain of watching a loved one struggle with Dementia or Alzheimer’s, then Magic O’Clock may not be for you. But, if you can relate to Archie’s daughter, watching on as her father fails to recognise her, then you may enjoy this short and hopeful story.
Archie Royle is a kind, funny, gentle man.
He’s also my dad. My storyteller. My hero.
Except he doesn’t remember my face any more.
His world, these days, doesn’t include me or his family.
Life may have changed for him, but he hasn’t given up on life.
Not at all.
It’s just different.
Dad still tells his stories, albeit for a new audience.
He makes people smile and chuckle. As he always did.
He’s a fighter, a survivor and maybe sometimes too clever for his own good! He’ll surprise you. I can assure you of that.
Welcome to Magic O’Clock, where time is irrelevant and hope is unlimited.
This story is purely fictional, but the emotions are all too real.
I created this short video to supplement the description. You can view it here (clicking on the link takes you to YouTube)
If you’re tempted to take a further peek, then “Magic” is currently free for a limited time from The Story Cartel. You can get a copy here. You’ll be asked to sign up to the site, but the books there are all offered for free. Who knows you might find a treasure trove of new fictional worlds.
Thanks for reading!
Hopefully, greater awareness will lead to more investment into research for a cure. Hope is really unlimited 🙂