In our last installment Aphelia was downed and stranded in the no man's land of the battlefield where she encountered one of the enemy who showed her a strange mercy. Taking Theran's lifeless body with her, she finally reached the embattle company of soldiers who are waiting for the artillery barrage to open up an … Continue reading Short Story (Part 5 Finale): When The Tide Comes In
Part 4 coming in. Sorry for anyone waiting - doubly so because this is actually going to be the penultimate chapter. And I know that it's more than a touch unpolished. Ultimately it's more like getting ideas down for later. This story likely needs development in terms of plot and character, but as some would … Continue reading Short Story (Part 4): When The Tide Comes In
The world is a bizarre place, filled with unknowable oddities and questionable realities, and adding to this is some of the strange posts that pop up from friends on things like Facebook. I've seen anti-vax Bill Gates stuff, the 5G effect with a side order of microchipping coming to a brain near you, the establishment's … Continue reading Covidoverload: Thoughts On Coronaconspiracies
Continuing the story, Aphelia has a conversation with a familiar (and rather odd) barman before taking to the air on her resupply mission. Sorry if it needs a little more work - you're really my beloved guinea pigs for these drafts. Be sure to catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven't: … Continue reading Short Story (Part 3): When The Tide Comes In
Last week our intrepid party-goer Ellie met a rather curious bar-tender and found herself in a bit of a pickle as she hit the bathroom floor. The question is, where did she wake up? (What do you mean you didn't read last weeks installment? What are you waiting for, it's right here: When The Tide … Continue reading Short Story (Part 2): When The Tide Comes In
No nice way of saying that many of us are having a right crap time of it. Here in England the weather has decided to be a bastard and churn out some clear blue skies while the populace goes on lock down. As for myself, it's been difficult to write much with my little boy … Continue reading Short Story (Part 1): When The Tide Comes In
Ever wondered if the 3D printing an ancient Egyptian priest's vocal track to hear what he sounds like might be a bad idea? Me too.....According to the scientific report in Nature: Synthesis of a Vocal Sound from the 3,000 year old Mummy, Nesyamun:"Only those able to verbally confirm that they had led a virtuous life … Continue reading Short Story: Like the Buzz of Crickets in High Summer
So here's a quick story in response to the Story Dice Challenge #1 - and I really didn't let myself spend too long on it. Somehow it all just came together in my mind, which is quite pleasing in and of itself.
As we kick off February and take a quick flashback to Christmas. It's been noted that I'm notoriously difficult to please when it comes to gifts, and please don't buy this writer any more books! That pile is big enough as it is! And unless you're going to pop a very nice electric guitar in … Continue reading Story Dice Challenge #1
With Or Without YouOh, how many times have you been caught thinking, "I wish I'd never been born?" It's like the motto of the civilised peon when confronted with their inevitable slavery, so cunning in its artifice that the chains are mere smoke and mirrors, a world of bread and circuses filled with sound and … Continue reading Crumbs For Crow #4: Were You Ever Really Here?