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The White & Gold People by Segun Starchild - Book Tour Giveaway


The White & Gold People


A dress causes a huge debate across the world as some see it as black and blue and others see it as white and gold. The white and gold people suddenly start to get even stranger visions and develop super human abilities making the black and blue people seem old and inadequate. The government try to quarantine and control their power but the white and gold people react setting the stage for a war between the rival groups.


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Excerpt
  From Chapter 1 - The Dress

Where it all began

This was my first scene in the book. My goal was to capture the moment #thedress went viral and bring it to life, showin the anger, laughter and frustration it caused when your friends saw a completely different colour than you did! We all probably had a conversation like this. Can you remember yours?

Laura was checking out a cool skirt when her phone beeped to signal a WhatsApp message from her best friend and housemate Angela. Laura opened the message which was a photo with the
caption: ‘Hey Laurz! Just bought this black and blue dress for the party. Have you got yours yet? X’
Laura texted back. “Emmm, it’s a great dress, but it’s white
and gold Angie, lol!”
“Nooo, it’s black and blue!” Angela insisted. Laura wasn’t an argumentative person, far from it but she had an issue with Angela calling the dress black and blue, as it was clearly white and gold. Her face screwed up as she wondered if Angela was winding her up on purpose, or if her friend got hit with a temporary case of colour blindness.
“Babe,” Laura turned to Dave while he was checking out a hot girl in the store. But rather than cause a fuss, Laura left it alone as she needed him to prove a point and settle this momentary madness. “Angela just texted me a picture of this dress she just bought. What colour is it?”
“Is this some kind of joke?”
“No! What colour is it?”
“It’s black and blue!”
Laura stopped, lifted her hands up and slapped them on her thighs. She looked at her phone again and enlarged the picture just to make sure she wasn’t going crazy.
“Are you kidding me?” she said disappointed.
“No,” replied Dave.
“Have another look.”
Dave looked again. “Oo-kay, erm. It’s clearly, BLACK AND BLUE,” he said, enunciating the words like she was thick.
“No, it’s not. It’s white and gold . What’s wrong with you?”
“What’s wrong with me? What’s wrong with you? How is it white and gold?”
“Because it IS!”
Laura put the skirt back and carried on walking. “I don’t know what’s wrong with you, but you need to get your eyestested!” Laura said flustered.
“Whatever. You’re the one who needs your eyes tested. Angela and I both think the dress is black and blue, so who’s the odd one out here?”
That comment played on her inner insecurities which would bring out the worst aspects of her character. A woman in her early 20s was walking to the left of Laura and they were about to walk past each other when Laura stopped her suddenly. Laura pulled out her phone to show her the picture.
“Hi, this is totally weird, but can I ask you a question?”
The young woman paused for a second, wondering what she was going to be asked. “Sure.”
“What colour is this dress?”
“It’s black and blue.”
“Hah. Told you,” Dave said laughing.
Laura was getting really frustrated now. She didn’t mind being wrong and could happily admit when she messed up, but when she knew she was right she wouldn’t give up easily! She began looking at the people in front of her, searching for someone who would maybe think like her.
She picked out a good-looking black guy with locks down to his shoulder, dressed in a red short-sleeved shirt and black knee length jeans.
“Hi, excuse me.”
He took one earphone out, and paused the music playing on his phone to hear what she had to say.
“Hi.”
“Sorry to bother you,” she said smiling. “I know this is totally random, but I’m Laura and this is my boyfriend Dave, we’re having a debate about the colour of a dress.”




Author Bio – Segun Starchild is a writer whose previous works include ‘Black Egyptians’, ‘The Capability Test’ & ‘Kamun vs. Leviathan’. He is a self confessed seeker of ‘The Truth’ and has a great hunger to know the mysteries of life. He has studied the esoteric mysteries of great sages to gain a reputable amount of wisdom and has the blessing of taking a journey through life with confidence and true knowledge of self and kind. He hails from the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria and is for the unification of the African continent. Segun currently lives in London, working in IT Development and Support and the director of Akasha Publishing Ltd.

Social Media Links –
Twitter: @Akashic84
Instagram: @akashapublishinguk




Giveaway to Win a T-Shirt, in the colours of the dress, in either white and gold or blue and black. (UK Only)
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