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Hi, my name is Cecil.

Hi, my name is Cecil and I’ll be your best friend.

You can kick me, burn me, or throw from the roof.

I’ll still be yours to the end.

I’ll make you smile when you’re sad. Punch me when you’re mad.

You can rip at my arms or cover me in mud.

I always wash clean, even from blood.

I am Cecil and my eyes are bright.

My fur is soft. You can squeeze me tight.

Nothing is wrong when Cecil’s here. Goodnight.

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George Beckingridge adjusts himself to life back at the manor.

#amreading a blog by @VivikaWidow


Broken and disgraced. A music teacher, an artist and an old show girl form an unlikely friendship. Inside Harbour House all they have is each other.

Little George Beckingridge has become too much for his family to handle. Perhaps music lessons from the talented Mr Baines will give him something more positive to focus on..

Building Bridges: Fullerton Construction

Location: FILTON

Features in: KNOCK KNOCK  ; HARBOUR HOUSE ; MUSE

The biggest names in construction in the Shady City the Fullerton family firmly established themselves as the premier provider of construction and demolition services. With the monumental Fullerton bridge to their names no one can argue their reputation for knowing how to build sound structures. They are also responsible for the building of other notable buildings in Coldford such as the Faulds Park Building, the WEIR HOTEL and the BECKINGRIDGE TOWER.

A large family the Fullertons are known to have their fingers in a lot of different pies around the city. Brothers Jake and Caleb head the construction contracts, whilst their sister Jenna makes her name in the adult film industry. Until recently matriarch grandma, Lynette Fullerton sat the top of the family table but unfortunately she was one of the fallen 59 in the event known as the FREE FALL MASSACRE.

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Lynette Fullerton provides some tough negotiations for the Beckingridge Financial Firm.

They are an old money family from the wealthy town of Filton. Keen to show pride in their town they have ownership of one of the University teams. They aim of which is to build bridges between the two main institutions of higher learning in the city.

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Fullerton FC. Sponsored by the Beckingridge Firm and supported by the Knock Knock Boss Lady. A Filton girl at heart.

Julia Harvester is a nice girl. She is kind, sweet and used to being posed in all the best positions. She is the perfect artist’s muse. Click HERE to read the full story.

Fullerton Construction have a job to do and it’s changing the face of the Shady City. Complete season 1 of the Knock Knock graphic novel series is free to read HERE. Or click below to download for Kindle.

Bring me your sick. Bring me your troubled. Bring me those that society can no longer cope with. They will always have a home here at HARBOUR HOUSE.

Character Profile: Laura Doyle

Age: 23

Occupation: unemployed.

Features in: MUSE ; HARBOUR HOUSE

A former KINGSGATE Queen, Laura is the youngest of the four Doyle sisters. Raised with strict regimes by their Sergeant Major father and military doctor mother. Laura is the rebellious daughter. Like all of her sisters, Laura has a knowledge of self defence giving her a physical confidence.

The Doyle home in Kingsgate is a house of rules.

She is spoiled, selfish and addicted to heroin, known as needles on the streets of the Shady City, Laura is the quintessential black sheep. The eldest of the Doyle sisters, KARYN, just happens to be a HIGH COURT JUDGE. Now she is cut off and outcast from her family.

Judge Doyle makes no special allowances for family.

After a disastrous relationship with artist, DAVID FINN, Laura continued to live her life as she wanted it. Penniless, drug addled and completely free of the Doyle name. Not to worry Laura there’s support out there for you.

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When David discovers his friend’s baby has been taken getting through rehab becomes critical. Coming 2020. Welcome Resident 1310 to Harbour House.

A Cry for Help

ELIZABETH Beckingridge had seen it before. As a former wild child herself she was familiar with the concept. It came from too much money and privilege with little sense of the real world. This was different though. Her nephew George was something different.

“He’s just spoiled,” she told her brother ERNEST. Ernest was sweet natured, kind and completely incapable of delivering the discipline. His wife, Alice, was though.

When Alice died this could no longer be denied.

She walked a long the Main Street of the beautiful town of Filton, heading towards the Beckingridge Manor with a COLDFORD CITY TRAVEL MUG in hand filled with black coffee.

“Elizabeth!” A familiar voice called her name, using the full name knowing her well enough to know she hated the shortened versions of Liz or Lizzie.

It was Mrs Peterson. The manor house’s closest neighbour. Her twin boys Ollie and Oz were playmates of George’s.

“Good morning, Mrs Peterson,” Elizabeth greeted hoping she wouldn’t be kept in conversation too long.

“I didn’t know you were back in town.”

“I never left,” replied Elizabeth. “After Alice’s funeral I decided to stay on and help Ernest out. I didn’t see you at the funeral, she added.”

Mrs Peterson pouted. “Alice was a dear friend of mine but I didn’t think that it was very appropriate given everything that happened. I heard that there was a bit of a fuss, picketers still calling her a child murderer.”

Elizabeth sighed. She wasn’t getting away without a satisfactory explanation to the nosy neighbour.

“We’re really just trying to focus on what’s ahead of us and try and get back to normality. You should send the twins over. I’m sure George would love to see them. He tells me they avoid him at school.”

Mrs Peterson’s face screwed as though she sucked on a lemon. “I’d rather the boys didn’t come over and it was me who told them to not speak to him. They don’t make great friends and there is always trouble.”

Elizabeth rolled her eyes. “Just say what you mean. You don’t want to be associated with a child killer. An accusation that was acquitted I might add and you don’t want your precious twins associating with my nephew because the last time they did there was a torn designer shirt, a broken nose and a beheaded dog to contend with.”

Mrs Peterson pouted. “Then you can see my point?”

Elizabeth sighed. “We are trying to do what we can to calm him down. These days he spends most of his time locked in the music room.”

Mrs Peterson seemed conflicted about something. “I have a music tutor I use for the boys. Oz is positively a prodigy on the cello. Perhaps some music lessons could give him something positive to focus on.”

“Short of having him committed you mean,” Elizabeth said in return but it was more of a mumble to herself.

“Mr BAINES is his name. You will find his flier on the town notice board. I must dash but do tell Ernest I send my best.”

George did enjoy tinkering with the piano. Perhaps it would give him some focus. With all the other kids shunning him it would help for him to have something to fill his day. Elizabeth wondered if this music teacher had what it took to keep George Beckingridge as a pupil.

When Elizabeth’s young nephew starts asking of the murder his mother was acquitted from she feels it’s time to find the disturbed little boy something to focus on. Music lessons might be key.

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Bring me your sick. Bring me your troubled. Bring me those that society can no longer cope with. They will always have a home here at HARBOUR HOUSE.

 

Character Profile: Elizabeth Beckingridge.

Age: 37

Occupation: Novelist

Features in: MAESTRO ; HARBOUR HOUSE

Elizabeth is a real force to be reckoned with. Some say she should have been the one to lead the BECKINGRIDGE EMPIRE but as she would quite happily state, she wants nothing to do with the running the family business. Her only interest in BECKINGRIDGE TOWER lies with her own investments, her family name and the support of her brother ERNEST.

The financial giant became synonymous with murder after an event known as the Free Fall Massacre.

A former wild child Elizabeth opts for the quiet life mostly but when she does appear in public she is guaranteed give the press reason to talk about her. She is a snappy dresser, bold conversationalist and you will find yourself either loving or hating her. She doesn’t care which.

Elizabeth’s nephew, George, proves to be a handful.

Although she is impatient and challenging she is also warm hearted. When things are getting out of hand at the Beckingridge Manor it is she who still stands in protection of the family. As her nephew, George, begins to get out of control it is she who calls upon the music teacher, VINCENT BAINES, to try and give him something to focus on.

George enjoyed his lessons from music tutor, Vincent Baines.

A large presence in the Shady City like Beck Tower needs a strong leader to steer it through dangerous waters. They call the financial industry in Coldford the Shark Tank and even although Elizabeth has sharper teeth than most it would take a tragedy to find her at the helm.

Elizabeth seeks a tutor in the hopes music lessons will give her nephew something positive to focus on.

#amreading a #thriller by @VivikaWidow


Novelist, Elizabeth Beckingridge has her hands full helping her brother cope with the children after the loss of his wife. Calling on music tutor, Vincent Baines, to help only leads to more trouble.

The Beckingridge fortune is paying for a comfortable stay in Coldford City’s best rehabilitation facility for music teacher, Vincent Baines. They had no choice, teaching their son and heir is what put him there in the first place.

This Child Bugs Me

The fly has always been bothersome.

Buzzing To and Fro, vomiting over its next meal.

Food and pleasure and an irritating hum.

It always hung around where it had no appeal.

Swatted away, it took a child along.

It kept the baby it know it couldn’t raise.

Blaming it for all that went wrong.

The fly grew fatter and fatter, waiting for the end of days.

“This child bugs me,” one day it said.

Too fat now to buzz away.

It didn’t matter, it was already dead.

The pain was finally removed that day.

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David Finn was once described as a Coldford’s most promising young talent. An addiction and a self destructive nature caused a very public fall. In order to reach those lofty heights again he’ll have to address that bothersome fly with the help of coy farm girl, Julia Harvester. His latest MUSE.

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Coming 2020.

When David discovers his friend’s baby has been taken getting through rehab becomes critical. Coming 2020. Welcome Resident 1310 to Harbour House.

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Character Profile: Kim Adams

Features in: KNOCK KNOCK

Age: 37

Occupation: International Agent

Kim is the daughter of famous boxer SONNY ADAMS better known as the BOURNTON BLIZZARD. Born in the northern town of BOURNTON, Kim was raised in the Mid East area of Cardyne but she never lost that northern spirit. Her father taught her strength, resilience and fair play for the BLIZZARD was nothing if not an ethical boxer.

Her father’s career was ended after a match up with SIMON PENN which led to disaster in the ring but rather than vengeance driving what she does she seeks to do what her father started and have the triplets against the ropes.

Her work is unique in the sense that she is out with the jurisdiction of the LAW MAKERS of the Shady City. This gives her a chance to see things from an outside perspective as our reporter, SAM, continues on his story.

Although she hasn’t appeared in KNOCK KNOCK yet she is set to make an impact in volume 2 because her agency have been building their case and their sights are set on the BOSS LADY of the club.

Complete season 1 of the Knock Knock graphic novel series is free to read HERE.

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What Did You Do?

“You expect me to believe that your husband was a prolific paedophile and you knew nothing about it?”

OLIVIA PLATT sobbed. If she had known about it she would have done something sooner.

Margaret was the name of the LAW MAKERS clerk. She had a silver pin with the three pillared building surrounded by the reef that was the symbol of the Law Makers on the lapel of her black blazer. There were no jewels on her long neck, no diamond studs in her ears. She didn’t have any glitter about her except that pin.

“I didn’t,” cried Olivia. “I swear I didn’t.”

Click. Click. Click. Margaret typed away on her computer. Olivia could only see the back of the monitor. Margaret gave a severe look at her screen. Then she reached out with skeletal thin fingers, clasped the monitor and turned it further towards her.

“Those poor little girls,” Olivia continued. She tried to show she wasn’t a bad person. “I just want to do what I can to help them,” she stated.

Margaret rested her rake like hands away from the keys.

“Easing a guilty conscience? Did you take part in your husbands tastes?”

Olivia shrieked. “Of course not! I’d never have hurt those girls.”

“No? But you would let your husband though,” sneered Margaret.

She was just a clerk tasked with getting the details from Olivia. She was not an investigator. Still Olivia felt the need to explain herself.

“If I had known what was going on I would have said something. I would have gone to the police.”

“Those girls – already troubled – were in your care as a City Social Worker and you failed them.”

Olivia sniffed. She had come to the COURT OFFICES to ease her conscience she supposed. She wanted to do what she could to make up for what had gone on under her nose.

Margaret narrowed her gaze. “At this stage we are only interested in one girl. Does the name TABITHA mean anything to you? Does it ring any bells?”

“Yes,” Olivia answered.

“But of course you would remember that girl. You filed a State Support Claim on her behalf. In exchange for your help she ran away with your husband.”

DENNIS’ note said that he had to leave,” Olivia explained.

Margaret’s lips tightened into a venomous spout of disgust. “Yes and now we know why, isn’t that right?”

“I didn’t know,” Olivia said again in protest.

Margaret returned to the computer. “I’m booking you an interview with one of our Child Services Committee officers,” she said tap tap tapping on the keys. “We’re only interested in one girl. We need to know everything you do about Tabitha.”

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Dennis isn’t just dirty. He’s downright filthy but that’s only part of the story. Check out the complete season 1 of the graphic novel series free here at Vivika Widow online or click below to download for Kindle.

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Step outside the Knock Knock club and head on over to Hathfield Bay Island for a nail biting, knuckle whiting , full in your face exciting glimpse into the lowest depths of humanity.

Order in the Court

When a letter opens with ‘FROM THE DESK OF JUDGE KARYN DOYLE you just know things are about get tough. There have many been brought before her bench and every last one of them were repentant.

An ever looming presence throughout KNOCK KNOCK volume 1 the ominous judge will be presiding over Volume 2.

ALL RISE. Order in the court.

Trouble is brewing for the BARONESS of the KNOCK KNOCK club.

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The KNOCK KNOCK BOSS LADY has a lot of fight in her.

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The JUDGE has said her final piece.

Click HERE to accept your summons.

An ominous presence throughout VOLUME 1 of the hit graphic novel series. How many references can you spot?

Volume 1 of the hit graphic novel series is free to read HERE on Vivika Widow Online or you can download for kindle by clicking HERE.

KNOCK, KNOCK: Episode 1: Welcome to the Club

Knock, Knock: Episode 2: Don’t Come Knockin’

Knock, Knock: Episode 3: Sleep Tight Sam

Knock, Knock: Episode 4: Take A Bow

Knock, Knock: Episode 5: A Room With A View

Knock, Knock: Episode 6: Picking Up Strange Women

Knock, Knock: Episode 7: No Kids Allowed

Knock, Knock: Episode 8: Kids These Days

Knock, Knock: Episode 9: Shootin’ The Breeze

Knock, Knock: Episode 10: Calling Last Orders

You’ve Been Served (Part 2)

Innocent? No one is truly innocent.

What we have is a society that forces offenders beneath the surface. It is now time to dig them out by the roots and destroy the weeds so that a better society can grow over the top.

No one in this city will take my law into their own hands. No one will grant themselves the power over life and death. It is for the LAW MAKERS of this city to stem the flow of corruption and hold those who break the rules accountable, no one else.

We will shut down corporations and lay waste to lawless areas for that is what it means to be a LAW MAKER.

As the hammer of justice crashes down its thunder will resonate across the entire reach of the Shady City. Many will fear the vibrations but if fear is what it takes then fear it shall be. Where fear fails there is force. They will be pushed back into the holes in which they dwell and fire will be set to the cesspits of villainy.

The mayor of the city is still missing. The hot seat is still open but make no mistake, my law is still my law and no one is above it.

A little TROUBLE in the Shanties is bringing down the wrath of the LAW MAKERS.

Read YOU’VE BEEN SERVED part 1 HERE.

Volume 2 of the hit graphic novel series will give you your day before the bench of JUDGE DOYLE.

Volume 1 of the hit graphic novel series is free to read HERE on Vivika Widow Online or you can download for kindle by clicking HERE.

KNOCK, KNOCK: Episode 1: Welcome to the Club

Knock, Knock: Episode 2: Don’t Come Knockin’

Knock, Knock: Episode 3: Sleep Tight Sam

Knock, Knock: Episode 4: Take A Bow

Knock, Knock: Episode 5: A Room With A View

Knock, Knock: Episode 6: Picking Up Strange Women

Knock, Knock: Episode 7: No Kids Allowed

Knock, Knock: Episode 8: Kids These Days

Knock, Knock: Episode 9: Shootin’ The Breeze

Knock, Knock: Episode 10: Calling Last Orders