“Bewilderment” Part 5: The Final Chord

By now it’s 1973 / 2003.  Pete has become so engrossed in his ever more complicated life that he finds himself brought sharply back down to Earth when the shopkeeper reminds him that the 10 years he had to live this double existence is very nearly up.  When time is up, Pete will remain in one or other of the two timelines forever.  He hasn’t given it a moment’s thought before now.  It’s decision time. Read more

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“Bewilderment” Part 4: Platforms And Lurex

It’s now 1970 – in the time line of rock legends, The Bewildered that is.  Pete Chronos, of course has a parallel timeline in which it is a new millennium.  But whilst the year 2000 brings great optimism and excitement, the end of the ’60s brings great disappointment and disillusionment.  The hope and aspirations of the “peace and love” generation with the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, seem to have faded away as the world contends with the reality of great socio-economic problems and military conflict.  These trends are mirrored within The Bewildered.  The four members have grown and along the way, they have lost their cohesion and common goals.  They have their own differing agendas now and this leads to fall outs and infighting.  The rot well and truly set in after Pete’s overdose and finally, inevitably, the band splits.  The end of an era.

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“Bewilderment” Part 3: Fame And Fortune

So now The Bewildered are the biggest band in the land and they’re ruling the charts.  Our hero, Pete Chronos, has up to now been totally focussed on getting to the top.  But now that they’ve made it, he starts to wonder about exactly why it is he is there in the mid-’60s.  What exactly should he be doing or trying to achieve?  Why him?  Was this simply chance, or destiny?  At the same time, however Pete and the rest of the band are not exactly short of money, nor attention from girls, and boy, do they make the most of it! Read more

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“Bewilderment” Part 2: A Parallel Existence

Pete opens his eyes to find that he is still seated and still holding the same guitar.  The shopkeeper is still there, but looks somehow different.  The shop, however is totally different.  In fact it’s another shop altogether.  It looks like some sort of retro-styled guitar shop.  One or two customers are looking around the shop and they seem to be dressed in retro ’60s fashions that are right in keeping with the shop.  Then, Pete looks through the shop window and realises that he’s in a street that he doesn’t recognise.  An old vintage car goes past the window.  Then another.  And another.  Something very weird indeed is going on! Read more

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“Bewilderment” Part 1: The Story Begins

Our story starts in the ethereal plane!

Just in case you didn’t know – this is the place in which new souls appear, briefly waiting for the right unborn child to travel to and become a part of.

But… when the soul that will become our hero is formed, something unseen prevents it from finding its unborn child.  And so there it remains in limbo for many years, until eventually it finds its match and enters the child.

The baby is born a boy, somewhere in England, in 1974.  His name is Pete Chronos. Read more

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