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The Desert Crystals – Part 42: It’s A Long Way Up

Desert Crystals Part 42 – It’s A Long Way Up Previous episode, for these characters. With a strangled bellow, Tosser finally laid a sweating hand on the solid deck of … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: Witch Doctor’s Hut

Nice House, I’d Like To Build It I have been admiring, envying and been generally desirous of many of the Lego AFOL community’s cool building skills. In particular I love … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lego Blog: Illustrating Flash Pulp episode FP006

So Far Behind I’m finally up to episode 6, of a mere 446 podcast episodes (excluding special episodes and a bunch of other cool things), which is slightly daunting. I … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Desert Crystals – Part 41: Sharp and Nasty

Desert Crystals Part 41 – Sharp and Nasty The Dove’s Eye had been painstakingly tethered to a fine spire of rock. It now bobbed in the ceaseless currents passing from … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Desert Crystals – Part 40: Night Thrills

Desert Crystals Part 40 – Night Thrills The sky reeled about, moons a blurred rainbow of cat-struck balls. The Sky Viper maintained its course, heading into the night while her … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lego Blog: Illustrating Flash Pulp episode FP005

Time Waits For No Brick I have been delayed, so horribly delayed in this build. A few months ago I was reading FP005 and trying to figure out a way … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Desert Crystals – Part 39: Desert Blades

Part 39 – Desert Blades Last episode (for these characters) The knife sharp crags of the Razor Ridge filled the view from the deck of The Dove’s Eye. The sand was … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Watchers – Read The Thing

Winter Time And The Living Is Easy I have been taking it nice and easy since completing my NaNoWriMo novella on 23rd November. It has been nice, but I have … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Desert Crystals – Part 38: Love Letters

Part 38 – Love Letters Last episode (for these characters) 3rd Toothember, Embrachon My darling Mehlion, I found your l second letter, at last, hidden from view. It’s fortunate that … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meta-NaNoWriMo 2015 Day 23

It’s Over! Thank the muses and the boozes it is complete! I’m quite chuffed. I passed 50K on day 15, which was a win for anxious writing and inept time … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Watchers – Part 21 – The End (NaNoWriMo 2015)

Special? I can’t hear someone told that they’re special without thinking of two things – the first is the common everyday school use of special to mean different, difficult, abnormal. … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 5 Comments

Watchers – Part 20 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

We had run out of fire doors. They’d proven to be highly effective defensive and offensive weapons. I’m a little surprised they don’t see more use in Jackie Chan films. … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Watchers – Part 19 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

Constantly paying attention is very tiring. We were just twitchy, which isn’t quite the same thing. At least we weren’t US fighter pilots hopped up on amphetamines taking pot shots … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Watchers – Part 18 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

Flying through the air as we leaped between the roof tops made me feel like a ninja, or at least like Mary Poppins and Dick Van Dyke bouncing off bamboo … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Watchers – Part 17 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

I love that feeling where you know that something has to be done – just has to be, and that every second you delay makes it more likely that it … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meta-NaNoWriMo 2015 Day 17

Baulking At The Brink Of Success This may be my first day this month that I have not successfully written words for my story. On the plus side, I passed 50,000 by … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Watchers – Part 16 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

We couldn’t stay in the park forever. It was only early evening so in theory we had all night, but who wants to stand around in a park all night? … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

Watchers – Part 15 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

The night raced by us, leaving lamp posts as streamers of light in the darkness. We soon left the police cars and vans behind. I had never moved so fast … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Watchers – Part 14 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

The pub was empty when we left. I felt bad for abandoning the barmaid, but we’d reasoned that the potential consequences of direct intervention were unknown, but suspected to be … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Watchers – Part 13 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

It had cooled down even more as we came down the steps from the town hall, our Watchers keeping pace with us. So we were the special ones, this few … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Desert Crystals – Part 37: Ask Not, Get Not

Part 37 – Ask Not, Get Not Last episode (for these characters) Rectangles of reflected light bounced around the cabin as a tremor ran through Traverstorm’s hand. The scalpel he … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Watchers – Part 12 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

The lights dimmed over the Great Hall and brightened for the rostrum ahead of us. The usual murmur faded away as our school conditioning kicked in. I settled back with … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Watchers – Part 11 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

I’m not sure how long we stood together, me wrapped in my Watcher’s close embrace. It felt like a long time before the messy physiological processes of tears and shaking … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Watchers – Part 10 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

I didn’t know what to do. I was frozen between the window and the door. A group of people whose home I had been inside only half an hour before … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Watchers – Part 9 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

With the door closed the world contracted. My recent conversation with Alison in her taped up flat, the smell of cement from the hallway, all that fell away. It was … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Meta-NaNoWriMo 2015 Day 9

28,091 Words So Far That’s quite a lot. It has snuck up on me. It should be obvious, but by writing a bit more every day I end up with … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Watchers – Part 8 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

Alone again. I still stood by the door, the Spider-Man walkie-talkie in my hand. I noticed that it had a convenient belt clip and was halfway to clipping it on … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Watchers – Part 7 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

In the good old days television would revert to a hissing static in times of crisis and then be replaced by the emergency placard – a small girl with a … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Watchers – Part 6 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

My Watcher stood opposite from me with tea dribbling down its dirty white chin, running freely down its torso and legs until it pooled at its feet. “Well that’s just … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Desert Crystals – Part 36: We Tell Ourselves We Can Live Forever

Part 36 – We Tell Ourselves We Can Live Forever Last episode (for these characters) Harvey woke up screaming. His segmented length thrashed against the confines of his cabin. The … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Watchers – Part 5 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

There was a lot of news. Or at least, there were a lot of people talking about a very little piece of news and repeating it endlessly. We remained, stunned on … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Meta-NaNoWriMo 2015 Day 5

Keep It Going I don’t think I’ve tried to do anything continuously for five days before. I’ve even given up working for five days a week. But I’m feeling pretty … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Watchers – Part 4 (NaNoWriMo 2015)

The ghostly duplication of activity continued to keep me entertained throughout our supermarket journey. The most noticeable thing was that the staff were all on the floor, as if no … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 2 Comments
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