What follows comes from here; it is a story, a simple story ... That's his desk, so neat and clean, a perfect example of the 'clean desk' policy he demands of his staff. But on his screen? Well, that's his escape. He thinks. Every day I come here and clean under his desk, under his … Continue reading The World Beyond the Window …
Nostalgia – and you’ll love the editor! Enjoy – thanks Bluebird of Bitterness …
Scene 3 of the new story (scene 1, scene 2): The initial approval process took longer than the argument with Base One. Each item of kit was logged against her badge, sent to her electronically for acknowledgement, then brought into the kit-room by a courier from each section. The biggest and most difficult was always … Continue reading Through a Glass Eye (3)
Set the date - 15 January 2019 (is it that already? Time is a slippery thing, runs away from us like scuttle-crabs at low-tide). Why? Meet the Author on Goodreads - it'll be me! And you can ask me questions about the mad horse - or at least about the story that features the mad … Continue reading GR – Meet the Author -2019
Let me tell you why it's taken so long to get back to you ... it has to do with spiders, so if that bothers you, look away, look away now. Gone? Good. Let me tell you what it takes to keep spiders in your house. What? You don't? Why not? They do a good … Continue reading I’m Late, I’m Late … Again
It’s one of the few times in my life where I struggle to find something to say – thank you, MsJadeLi, for a start (which doesn’t go far enough at all), and I’m so happy (imagine that to music), but of course, now I have to find a way to get a better cover …
Who Will Rule Magic?: Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs. Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile (2017)
by Cage Dunn
This book is a curious combination of anthropomorphized animals, human-type government, and elemental magic. It is an intricate adventure that pits animal against animal and element against element – all with the underlying intent of saving Mother Earth and the biodiversity that lives on the Earth. It’s a curious combination that works.
We come into the tale just as an annual (animal) world Council of Magic is about to take place, where it soon becomes apparent that Cat is going to attempt a coup to become the sole overlord of magic over all. Of course there are some of the assembled who are going to do their best to stop Cat. The protagonist is from the air, a cockatoo named Cocky. His Australian comrades from the other two elements of water and land are a…
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Scene 2 first draft (Scene 1 here - and updated 4 Jan 2019) “You asked for the top three, sir. May I continue?” Safi didn’t frown, she didn’t let her voice betray her. “I may be the only operative available, and the cost of failing to use the tool available —” She wasn’t going to … Continue reading Through a Glass Eye (2)
I second these wishes – care to weigh in and do things to help?
You can work on “you” any time during the year. Change takes place only when one is truly ready. That is why I prefer to create a wish list each year of what I want changed in the world. If I am able to walk this planet with such goals in mind, maybe my example will inspire others and real change can happen.
I wish the following:
to the parents struggling to care for their family, may they be able to provide sustenance and love for their children
to the first responder running towards danger when others run from it, may you always stay safe
to the soldier thousands of miles from those that love you, may your mission be righteous and your body unscathed
to the healthcare workers who do more for others than they do for themselves, may their selflessness be recognized and appreciated
to the bullied child…
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Just in case you missed the call last week - this is free for a few days!!! A few short stories: Night Driver – light sci-fi, outback Australia, the Nullabor Plain, truckers Mind-Walk – contemporary, ACD, choices, last wishes The Roundel – light fantasy, roundel shapes in rhyme and time, mystic Lost – contemporary, super-short … Continue reading A Freebie!!!
It's New Year's Eve. It is. Here - that's Australia, down-under, southern side of the date-line. Summer. Hot. What does a person do on NYE? Okay, apart from panic about the passage of time, drink a bit too much, eat the things they'll suffer for on the morn - yes, apart from all that stuff? … Continue reading It’s a Wrap-[Up]