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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: 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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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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The Killing Place: Part 3 – Memories & Escape

He’d thought about bursting in, killing them both there and then. Staring through the keyhole, crouched in the hallway, he’d fought to keep his anger in check, his hand on his sword, feeling the familiar weight, knowing its effectiveness. But … Continue reading

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