AN INVESTIGATION INTO A BRUTAL KILLING — don’t call the police just yet

“The Meadow” – a great love story

“Man’s law changes with his understanding of man. Only the laws of the spirit always remain the same” — Native American Nation

“The Meadow” — a novel of 550+ pages

This is all about “The Meadow”.

I will be describing how it came to be written.

The title to this page (above) is just a tease to lead you into part of this amazing storyline.

The novel is as unique, as the characters are special.

The picture above isn’t meant to give the impression that it is the book cover. You will see the cover further down this page.

However, it IS meant to convey the feeling and energy that was behind the two authors as they wrote this tale of love and devastation that covered many thousands of years.

~~ Mike O’Hare ~~




Contents at a Glance. These links will take you to my Squidoo page where these blogs are also featured and were created.

  1. The Meadow seeks recognition
  2. The physical meadow versus the celestial watering hole called “The Meadow”
  3. The Feathers — the magic behind “The Meadow”
  2. Meet Chong-ba
  3. Three beautiful creatures

The Meadow seeks recognition


Publication of a great story is only the beginning.
Now it has to find its rightful place amongst the bookshelves with all the other fantastic works of fiction.
This can only happen when it is brought into people’s awareness.

“The Meadow” has taken two and a half years to write and the authors do not intend for it to take that long to gain momentum as it reaches public scrutiny.

We rely on the power of the Internet and the tools which are available to us. There are many potential readers out there and using the right approach by using this facility will go a long way to helping us achieve our goals.



The physical meadow versus the celestial watering hole called “The Meadow”

Which would you choose?

To the right is a beautiful photo of a real meadow somewhere.
Once you begin to read “The Meadow” your mind will possibly take you to another world and let you experience a meadow from another dimension — a celestial watering hole where souls go to rest between physical lives.

Observe the painting painting below and see what conjures in the minds of the two authors who wrote “The Meadow”.




The Feathers — the magic behind “The Meadow”

A novel waiting to take off

This is how the story begins, with a legend, where two tail feathers are cast from an eagle and an owl in an aerial display.
To the right is a close up depicting them in the painting of “The Meadow” and below are the real feathers, framed to celebrate the completion of “The Meadow”.



By all means be shocked at what you read, but try to understand the implication behind the concept

Police were called to a top apartment opposite Martha’s delicatessen and coffee shop in Soho early today. A woman, presumed to be a prostitute, had been violently and sexually assaulted and then strangled to death with her own underwear.

Investigations are underway and it is believed that a large balding man with a heavy Russian accent was in the building around the same time that she was murdered. Her name is Justine Oliver and she hails from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

It is not known whether she knew the man, but according to a neighbour, who lived just below Ms Oliver’s penthouse suite, it is claimed that he had had an ‘appointment’ to see her. DCI James Woods, who is in charge of the investigation, has warned all women who live in the area to be extremely careful.

“This man is very dangerous and must not be approached,” he told The Evening Standard. According to the investigating officer, Ms Oliver hardly knew what had hit her, judging by the horrendous marks that were visible all over her body.

However, there’s no need to panic, because this report is the discovery that follows a passage taken from “The Meadow”. Although it doesn’t appear at first glance, because of this horrendous description, it is a novel about undying love. The literal term is ‘undying’ because the two protagonists in the story share a long and passionate history between them.

This book has a very powerful message. To anyone who has a mindset that is left open to all possibilities “The Meadow” conveys hope beyond measure. It graphically illustrates how love and life can live on for ever as two young souls find themselves drawn together, stemming from a life that was shared from beyond antiquity.

As the story draws itself into the twenty first century, it brings with it all the expected trappings that accompany modern life and this does not exclude extreme violence. The storyline is realistic and believable and will leave the reader breathless and desperate to read on.

The idea of past lives, or reincarnation, is not new. However, there are those who would pour scorn on a story that they cannot prove has any relevance to life as we know it. The love that binds the story together is potent in its complexity as our two heroes find themselves dogged by a maniac who has stalked them throughout eternity.

Ironically this nemesis seems to have won the day far too often in the distant and recent past. Now that they have all found themselves again living a life in the twenty first century, unknowingly carrying their same agendas, can our two lovers thwart the threat that has cursed them throughout history?

“The Meadow” is a must-read, can’t-put-down, novel and is just waiting for that big break when all hell is going to let loose. Who will be the first to claim that this book and everything that it represents, was meant to be written and deserves its rightful place on the bookshelves of all the large stores around the world?

So who was the killer and what happened to him? All we can reveal so far is that his name is Dmitri and he lived to tell the tale. But that is not the end of the story. Nor is it the beginning.



Meet Chong-ba

This man is very spiritual and has wisdom beyond imagination

He lives in exile, leaving behind a very high profile which the Establishment want to see put among the X-files.
He doesn’t serve the purpose that the West is aiming for and as a consequence he is hounded by the likes of the CIA and MI6.
MEDIUMHe humbly dwells at the foot of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas in a humble cabin perched high above a rocky gorge.

Chong-ba thought that his life could be made simple again. However, that was before a man called Tom Norman, after a gruelling climb to his remote cabin, came to see him unannounced.

But the monk knew that Tom was coming.

The eagle told him so.



Three beautiful creatures

They all feature in “The Meadow”







Some of the locations used in “The Meadow”

Get a feel for the story when you see some of the locations that are used

All the places mentioned in “The Meadow” are real, even Thorp Pelkington which you will not find on a map no matter how detailed. Here are just some of them.
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The right hand picture is typical of what the main male hero would observe in one of his lifetimes.

This is an African sunset and after a hard day’s work of hunting and maintaining and protecting his village, Sekayi would settle down to an evening spent with his beautiful daughter Nyasha.

Sekayi’s village was threatened by wild predators and a predator of another kind — man.



Stop Struggling and Start Living – Rules of the Game

How to overcome struggle and start living — read about my writing partner and co-author of “The Meadow” and how her skills as a life coach inspired her to her first book

Are you tired of struggling through life but hope tomorrow will be better? Well, it will not be any different from today. Not unless you learn and apply the Stop Struggling and Start Living – Rules of the Game. This beautiful novel of a spiritual awakening teaches us the principles and practical steps we need in order to take control of our lives and begin to soar.

Stop Struggling and Start Living: The Rules of the Game

Amazon Price: $14.95 (as of 08/18/2008)

Has this page raised any interest in learning more about “The Meadow”?

Please make comments and leave a contact

All the articles and blogs that I write are designed to create an awareness of “The Meadow”. Communication, pro-action and interaction is the name of the game. Let me know somehow that “The Meadow” is on your mental list. This will eventually lead us to the right people and bring this story (which was meant to be written) to the world.

You can comment in the box below or use my personal details at the foot of this page.

The Meadow novel

A story of undying love over thousands of years through many different lives

A novel written with a message for the modern world. It’s time to start realizing that there is more to life than what our five physical senses relay to us.
Release your conditioned mind and understand that life is eternal, whether it be in the mind, the soul or the body.
Life goes on regardless, and we follow it every step of the way.
The Meadow Blog – Investigates Reincarnation or Past Lives


Go on — have your say.

This is your chance to either support what I say or be a positive sceptic

I don’t claim to be the world’s greatest blogger. On the contrary, I’m learning all the time. I will improve immensely if I get feedback which either supports or challenges what I write. Either way, this is the experience that I seek.

You can comment below in the box or just use my personal details at the foot of this page.

Is gratuitous violence acceptable in modern fiction as long as it is appropriate and necessary to the storyline?


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Twitter will find all the followers that you want

PhotobucketTwitter is just a great tool. Now all you have to do is post your material, copy the URL and paste into your Twitter browser.

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Watch out for my personal avatar

The Phoenix rising from the ashes combined with an outline of a female’s head

In 1986 I was under a great deal of stress.
My mother was dying of cancer and I was undergoing horrendous business relationships with my equal partner.

My mother died, coinciding with my decision to go it alone and break the partnership and form a new business.

I commemorated this by designing this emblem/logo in memory of my late mother and in recognition of a new start in business.

It has remained with me ever since and has accompanied many articles that I have written, as well as being the company logo that accompanied all business administration.



This is the avatar of my co-author, Elfreda Pretorius

A little girl picking up a baby sparrow

“Sparrow in my hand” is the personal Avatar of my writing partner, Elfreda.Drawn by her son, it commemorates a turning point in her life when that same son, at the age of seven, overcame life threatening injuries sustained in an accident.

This is his vision of his mother as a little girl, wondering how to save a baby sparrow that fell from its nest – the same way she wondered how to help him survive all those years ago.

“Sparrow in my hand” is the book of his healing they intend to write in the near future.



Check out all “The Meadow” lenses and blogs

“The Meadow” has its own home page where you can read all about this story

“The Meadow” is ready to be shared with the world. However, before that can happen, there are certain factors which need addressing.

The main issue here is to get the story out there and attract people by showing snippets and characters in the book.

Here goes my lists of articles for you to follow in The Meadow Home Page regarding a great love story that spans over thousands of years. I hope you can get something from all of them.


The Meadow Blog Home page





Follow my other links

These are from various sites and different people

This is all about viral marketing and how to draw people to you. All my communication will be detailed in the form of links whereby the loop becomes complete.
Elfreda, my writing partner’s own website
Here you will find all you need to know about life skills.
My Website for people to post their own material
See in more detail how “The Meadow” has developed.
Writer,Author,Publishing Club
Gary Eby’s group in Squidoo
See another showpiece for “The Meadow”
Another place to post your blogs.
The Bookglutton Club
Join me at this readers’ club.


Contact us

We’re easily reached

mike-and-elfreda-togther3If you are interested in learning more about “The Meadow”, then you can contact us as follows:–


No. 8 High Throston,
TS26 0LJ


No. 22 Oakville,

L6H 2B5, Canada

Telephone: +(0044) 1429 279814
Fax: +(0044) 1429 231255


+(0001) 905 815 0734



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1 Comment

  1. Elfreda Pretorius said,

    The joy of writing a story such as this has a lot to do with the thrill, the ability to get inside the heads of each and every character. Even the gruesome killing described in this blog had to be subjected to the same method. Neither of us (the authors) have ever killed anyone (or should I say in this life??) – so it was a huge challenge to think with Dimitri’s mind. We had to get inside his head, think his thoughts, and anticipate his every move. That was definitely scary and bone chilling at some points. But then we had to also cast ourselves in the role of the victim – and to some degree that was equally upsetting. What goes through your head when you know the end is inevitable, but you have to wait for your killer’s sadistic ways to bring it all to a close? How does your body feel, and what does your mind do?
    All of this adds to the realism of “The Meadow,” a novel that we are very proud of. It took almost three years to write – and its completion is a huge accomplishment to both of us. Keep reading these blogs – because we intend to delve even deeper into our character’s minds by “interviewing them.” That should open Pandora’s box!

    Elfreda Pretorius.
    Co-author of The Meadow.

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