In "A Fractured Understanding", Little Keira Brett had a best friend. The trouble is that no-one but Keira could see or hear her. Everyone thought that Keira's imaginary friend would disappear once she started school, but she didn't. She didn't disappear when Keira started secondary school either - or when she reached her teens. Her parents found very different ways to deal with it - or not deal with it to be more precise. And then suddenly, just before Keira's 16th birthday, her friend did, at last, disappear... but she wasn't the only one.
A Fractured Understanding is the debut novelette by Hache L. Jones. It is a tense, spooky, psychological drama that will have you reading with bated breath to the very last word.
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About the Author
Once retired, she and her husband moved to the south of France to live in the holiday home they'd bought some years earlier.
Her working life was varied to say the least. In fact, she describes herself as a "Jack of all trades and master of none".
Hache has worked, in chronological order, as a secretary, data input clerk, computer programmer / systems analyst, systems specialist, theatrical agent, psychiatric nurse, and finally, a research analyst for an organisation that researches the hazards associated with having a blood transfusion.
For some, retirement is supposed to be a time to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures, something she never had time to do during her busy working life; reading, handicrafts and so on.
This wasn't for Hache and the realisation soon hit her that she was, in effect, passing time until death. This revelation resulted in her taking a long hard look at herself, and asking herself what had given her the most pleasure in her life. Answer: All things related to theatre and film.
So now, she uses the knowledge that she gained of the industry while she represented actors, in order to promote the work of independent film makers, their cast and crew. As a direct result of this work, she met the larger than life horror director character Kensington Gore, and his creator Graeme Parker, who invited her to submit a short story for an anthology he was putting together for charity.
Hache was delighted to be given the chance, and was curious to know whether she had any talent in that area. She had written, or co-written, countless academic journal articles, but never creative writing.
She is unutterably grateful to all concerned. especially to Kensington Gore, for that opportunity. Although she recognises that her contribution was "not the finest piece of writing ever, it was a first attempt after all", seeing it in print gave her the ambition to write something longer.
The result is "A Fractured Understanding".
A tense, psychological story about a missing child that has a bit of a twist in the tale that will leave you reeling.