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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Kwaza, Slave – Part One


The tribe had all gathered. They were ranged about a great roaring fire that burned in the meeting commons, in the centre of the village, beneath stars at once familiar and yet at the same time strangely foreign. They were the stars that Nhaqosa had grown up with but at the same time stars that he had not seen for a great while, stars at odds with the ones that he had observed over the recent years. Whenever he glanced at them, he expected them to be different, to be the ones that he had become used to.

Follow this link for Part One of Kwaza, Slave

The Sleepers of the Marsh – Part Nine

A low rise looked down over the misty marsh, one upon which the fading sun still shone. Atop it squatted Renkheqen. He had set his smoking brazier down beside him while he leant upon his staff with one clawed hand. With the other he scratched markings into the ground around him, patterns that spiralled outwards, in complex, esoteric designs that pained the eye to gaze upon. As he did so, he whispered words that seemed more sounds than actual phrases.

Follow this link for Part Eight of The Sleepers of the Marsh

In the Lair of the Bloody Handed – Part Ten

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The gathering in the early light of the following morning was a sombre affair. Traces of mist wove about them, yet to be burned away by the rising sun. Nhaqosa, Abasan, Niati and Lakach carried their kit, ready to depart. Katako and the others who were staying behind had gathered to bid their farewells, and not a few of the villagers attended as well, led by Tolvir.

Follow this link for Part Ten of In the Lair of the Bloody Handed

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all.

Yes, I am still around.  This place isn’t dead yet and will be starting up again soon.

After the excitement of NaNo, I plunged into the madness of December and of holidays.  I am currently still visiting family and won’t be home for a couple more weeks.  That means reduced writing time and internet access to even do much with.

The good news is I have a number of new short fiction ready and waiting to go, including Kwaza, Slavethe final instalment in The Chronicles of the White Bull, two new Cahuac Cycle stories – Cahuac and the Fisherman and The Seven Sons of Cahuac, the next instalment in the Sir Richard Hammerman Adventures, called The Hammer and the Detectiveas well as working on a new Ray the Robot story and a new, unnamed horror/weird story.

There are also a number more Deeds of Peregrine and Blade stories either in the words, or complete, including the 25,000 word The Heart of Forever novella and the 18,000 word The Curse of the Black Lights novella.