Category Archives: Writing

Hiatus

For a long time now I’ve been considering taking a break from this blog and starting a new, different project. Although writing here does not take up a huge amount of my time, my personality requires that I continue to … Continue reading

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Why Game of Thrones is better than A Song of Ice and Fire.

Cue internet outrage… Now! In all seriousness, I understand why this could be a controversial subject. It’s rare for adaptions to be credited with equal significance, much less to be lauded above, their source material. There are, of course, exceptions. … Continue reading

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Writing Update

As the year draws to a close I guess it’s only appropriate to take stock and see what I’ve achieved. … I got nothing. Well, not nothing – I do have this blog, that I’ve successfully been maintaining for nigh on … Continue reading

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The Killing Place: Postscript

The other week I posted the concluding part of my novella ‘The Killing Place’. I hope everyone enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. It’s a story that was a long time in coming, an idea I’ve … Continue reading

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The Killing Place: Part 9 – Absolution

The boat had survived somehow – her design, perhaps. Others were smashed and broken but theirs was still moored, tied to the remnants of the quay. She’d laid him gently next to the tiller, feathers and all – he wanted … Continue reading

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The Killing Place: Part 8 – Something New

It was while he was climbing out of the wreckage that he saw the shape of things: the way everything had gone, unexpectedly and inexplicably, and how it couldn’t have gone any other way – he had been led about, … Continue reading

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The Killing Place: Part 7 – Wielding

Something was wrong: he could feel it. She sensed it too. At the last second she stopped, turned her head. He turned with her, caught sight of Thaylan an instant before he gave the signal. Then they were surrounded. Archers … Continue reading

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50 Followers!

WordPress was kind enough to alert me to the fact that I recently passed an important milestone: 50 people now follow this blog! It’s taken 7 months and 54 posts but I want to thank everybody who has taken the … Continue reading

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The Killing Place: Part 6 – A Trap is Set…

The Nauticans believed that all things came from the sea, and must needs return there. Thaylan believed something similar, though he did not worship the tides, or the God Beneath the Waves, or whoever it was the western islanders felt … Continue reading

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The Killing Place: Part 5 – Evling

He’d suffered so many wounds in the past that he’d begun to believe pain held no more surprises for him. He’d been wrong. The further they went, the worse it got. He’d seen men with broken backs, shattered spines, heard … Continue reading

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