BLACKOUT – SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS
Wales Versus England
Apathy Versus Ambition
Technology Versus Mother Nature
Tonight’s the Night…
Ready for a Fight?

Beneath the blackout of oblivion caused by alcohol, drugs and abuse of power which has all but destroyed a seemingly irrelevant community, lays chronically unexpressed human love.

Two generations after the coal mines closed down, a metaphorical blackout has seized control of a tiny community in the South Wales Valleys. Life is truly toxic for Tessa, a factory worker who makes clocks by day and drinks herself into oblivion by night. Trapped not only in her own situation, but also by her abusive mother, Tessa has one ambition left: to become the human resources manager at the Tick-Tock factory. Meanwhile, the London-based owner of the factory sends his son to do the job but Sam wants to be a famous musician instead.

In a fit of despair, Tessa screams the Welsh National Anthem on top of the Brecon Beacons. There she meets Sam who recruits her as his ‘backing singer,’ convincing Tessa that, in the year 2000, there is only one ambition worth pursuing: Fame.

When a blackout plunges the valley into darkness, Tessa and Sam exchange genders by candlelight and finally know human love for one night alone.

Blackout is a village borne from a legacy of denial and abuse… abuse as the only option for survival. In these small and seemingly tranquil valleys all truths are blacked out. Tessa believes she is the last in a long line of one hundred per cent Welsh women and the first ever to leave Wales… Is it possible to take the girl out of the valley? Sam intends to try. Through their quest for world domination via the medium of popular music, Tessa and Sam discover terrifying and tantalizing truths…

Written in partial streams-of-consciousness, the reader is intermittently dragged inside Tessa’s tortured mind for an unflinching literary representation of addiction on the dark side of the valleys…

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2009 Cover photo by Anthony Jones
Mslexia 2010

D-Day Story, age 11

On this day in 1982 I was awarded First Prize for a short story in the Portsmouth local newspaper. The story was written in the first person and I was an American G.I. landing in Normandy on D-Day. Long before The Naked Blonde Writer, way back when Tracy Williams was only 11 years old…

The Castle

‘Once upon a castle snowflakes came whirling round while the clock in its tower chimed midnight and home sweet home sang across the courtyard as a lonely man all alone beheld the scene like a kaleidoscope dream – not hearing the song – when suddenly – from a land far away – a woman appeared.’

The work-in-progress shall be a novella very soon. It will also be recorded by The Naked Blonde Writer as an audio-book and posted on Subscribestar adult for VIP members only. 

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‘The Castle’ is part erotica, part supernatural thriller, part historical novel loosely based on fact.
The book should be ready for your eyes and ears by the end of May 2019.

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Photography: Yosef Benali

An Early Spring

By Y.Benali & T.A.Williams
Y.Benali & T.A.Williams

Her eyes – by far not her most attractive feature – were of the deepest azure imaginable, caressed as they were by the pale moonlight, lulling him gently into her infinite depths, drowning his prudence in a whirlpool of desire too powerful to battle – too magical to control – with reason.

His fingertips felt for what he could not see, so blinded was he by her unearthly light… her eyes… her eyes were the windows to his soul… through them he could see the golden key… only she could unlock him… only she could set him free to lay down upon this bed of sand… the bed that he had secretly labelled ‘Sin.’

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