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Pearl Barley and the Surge of the Spirits #fantasy #comedy

A lot of you, certainly those who’ve read some of my blog for a while, will know I developed a character for various prompts. Pearl Barely is a 20 something trainee exorcist working for one of several secular exorcism businesses. … Continue reading

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Verse Or Worse

I blame Robbie Cheadle. Something she wrote anyway. You couldn’t blame Robbie per se. Far too nice. The thing is she started me thinking about poetry. My poetry. Writing prose is a joy but often writing poetry is hard. Really … Continue reading

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Splish Splosh, Here Comes The Sun #garden #betareaders #thelastwillofsvenandersen

Scotland, at Easter was dry and blue. Hereabouts it rather precipitated down and I came home to a small lake at the end of the garden, frogspawn on the lawn and the remnants of recent frosts apparent in some burnt … Continue reading

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Buster and Moo – the end or the beginning

A year ago I wrote a post detailing how I intended to write a novel in weekly instalments. The novel – Buster and Moo – developed into a Thursday slot, a chapter most weeks. November 2015 came and I became … Continue reading

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God Bothering

Maurice¬†Oldham, known to one and all as Mo,¬†feels life is passing him by as he heads for the wrong end of his thirties. When his wife losses her baby in the latter stages of her pregnancy, his world falls apart. … Continue reading

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