Wallace E Briggs
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About Wallace E Briggs
Wallace Briggs (1943 - present). My formative years were experienced in and around Durham City. Married in 1964, to my childhood sweetheart, Pat and I spent 40 happy years in the North East before employment almost took us off to emigrate to South Africa. But plans were changed in the final weeks, and instead the company moved us to East Sussex.
After over twenty years in Sussex, then Hampshire, employment was again responsible for the move to a beautiful rural Lancashire.
Jimmy Crikey was born one rainy day, many years ago, during a family holiday in Great Yarmouth, to entertain my son and his newfound friends for about an hour. The story expanded over the following rainy afternoons in the cramped confines of a beach tent, and more and more adventures were required to keep the children entertained.
My latest story is a children’s fantasy fiction based on this central character of somewhat (very) unusual appearance and relate the adventures that befall Jimmy Crikey when he runs away to escape incessant bullying. Jimmy’s search for a better life leads to several adventures in a subterranean world of magic and mayhem and monsters.
“The Amazing Adventures of Jimmy Crikey” is aimed at a young audience and was written in 20 minute bedtime-reading-slots. It was recently read, cover to cover, in one day by an eleven-year-old who thoroughly enjoyed the escapism. I intended it to be an easily understood, adventurous romp in fantasy land, demonstrating that even the underdog can achieve greatness.
Another story in the fantasy genre, “Romney Hole”, was written for early to mid-teens readers, and revolves around the holiday exploits of two teenage, Yorkshire Dale youngsters, brother, Zach, and tomboy sister, Rachel. Their leisure activity of potholing on the moorlands, above their farm, leads to the discovery of an alien energy life form. Taras transfers his powers to the two young people and in so doing gives up his existence.
I published a third Jimmy Crikey adventure Sept 21.and the fourth in series was published in April 2022.
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The underground Emerald Lake, the home of the Aquamites, is invaded by a flesh-eating, fire-breathing serpent, which is impervious to the magic of the four guardian witches. Matilda, the chief witch, asks for Jimmy’s assistance.
Jimmy accompanies Elwinn, witch guardian of everything associated with water, to visit the Emerald Lake. They arrive at a plausible plan to capture the serpents in a spider’s web net.
Their strategy is complicated because Jimmy cannot breathe underwater unless included in Elwinn’s bubble. Several of the strongest young Aquamites agree to act as live bait to entice the serpents into a lake in an extinct volcano’s caldera.
Once the serpents are lured into the volcano’s lake Jimmy, with the help of his starship SR3 and XRU, the intelligent computer/navigator, the reptiles are ensnared in a Golden Orb spiders' web net, ready to drag the creatures into the cold depths of deep space. During the operation to rid the Aquamite’s world of serpents, Annison is seriously injured when one serpent takes a big bite out of her lower tail. She is dying from the loss of blood. The witches do not have the power to help. There is no time to get her to Jimmy’s home plane of Attalia for advanced surgery.
All appears lost until Lord Oron reveals his true identity. Lord Oron is one of the Lords who serve the all-powerful Master. The Master could save Annison, but he refuses to bring a subject back to life from the dead. Can Lord Oron persuade the Master to intervene and save the life of Jimmy’s first love, Annison?
Do you want to know a secret?
Beneath the very ground on which you walk and beyond the stars above your head, are more worlds than you could ever dream of. There are monsters. Be afraid. Magic, wielded by witches and sorcerers. Epic adventures in worlds far across the ocean. And fearsome weapons which threaten to destroy everything.
Jimmy Crikey is a brave soul who faces some pretty scary challenges. Solving mysteries and averting mayhem, his incredible courage allows him to free up his abilities to shine and rise above every challenge in his path, on his way to discovering why he looks so very strange.
With a bright red mop of unruly hair, big blue eyes, a small snub nose, pointed ears and enormous feet, poor Jimmy is ridiculed by the neighbourhood children and runs away in search of a world where he fits in. Following a midnight flight through the forest, he stumbles into a lost, underground world called Roombelow and magic, adventure, danger and excitement await.
From the little lady who lives at the bottom of a well, a starship that wants to take him home, trolls, little people, traders and diamonite stealers to water sprites, witches, helpful dolphins, and interplanetary warfare, Jimmy learns the biggest lessons of his life.
They arrive at a plausible counterattack strategy, and it is in Jimmy's hands to deliver salvation, or die in the attempt.
Their strategy is complicated by the Wormz abilities to bore into adjacent parallel worlds and their ability to bore into their chasers. Jade becomes infected and needs the advanced technical assistance of the Attalian scientists to save her life.
The team cannot fail at the last hurdle. Will Jade recover in time to apply her special skills to help rid the world of Wormz?
One warm evening in late summer he rescues from the stream, what turns out to be, the last surviving clan of J’s which, in his own mind, he christens “Footsies.”
The Footsies are an unknown, subterranean species which has been hounded almost to extinction and, now nomadic, the last clan is moving ever northward seeking safe haven.
Their journey ends abruptly when their raft unexpectedly hits rapids and throws one of their kind, with their meagre belongings, overboard.
Rescued by Anthony the J’s are persuaded to stay a while in the safety of his garden.
Hence Anthony’s declaration: “There are no fairies at the bottom of my garden.”