Monthly Archives: February 2017

Short Story: Breakfast Deliberations

It’s not often that you walk into the dining room on a lavishly appointed airship gondola to find a seven foot steam-powered cyborg dressed as a butler. It’s even less common to do so while finding him holding an irate … Continue reading

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Short Story: What The Butler Sees

Lord Farnsworth’s butler, Barnes, had seen better days, but the gearsmiths in Lanthorn Street had done their best to restore him after his last misadventure. The old ticking noise that had usually preceded him into the room was gone, but … Continue reading

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Wessex Nights

It’s that time of the year again folks, where I have people turn up and make offerings before me – or at least buy me a drink and join me in some silliness. Yes, it’s true – somehow I’ve survived … Continue reading

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Short Story: Inspiration

The library of lives sighed around them as they walked between the shelves. They were following the tail flick of the cat that had brought them here. Whenever they felt lost or at the very least uncertain if where to … Continue reading

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Short Story: The Prank

My uncle had always been that uncomfortable combination of meticulous planner and prankster, so perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised to hear that his funeral arrangements had already been set in motion and paid for years ago, but that we … Continue reading

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Unexploded Kittens

A friend has recently adopted a small kitten, causing no small amount of comment – mostly of the “awwww, that’s so cute!” variety. Others have looked askance at someone whose sometimes wild reputation and past would seem to suggest more … Continue reading

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Short Story: The Canary Principle

They watched the burly troops finish their preparations while the kettle boiled. Henry always said that if they were going to save civilisation as they knew it that they should make an effort to be civilised in the process. Gerard … Continue reading

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