Author Archives: Tim Maidment

About Tim Maidment

Writer, House Husband, Raconteur and Bon Vivant

Birthday Season

If there’s one thing guaranteed to make you do a double-take and wonder where the time went its the realisation that your children are all grown up – or at least have hit eighteen.  We’re right in the middle of … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in birthday, celebrations, family, idle musings | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Uncle Ranty’s Assistants Speak Up

You may be wondering why we’ve called you here today. Some of the more alert among you may also have noticed that we’re not Uncle Ranty. It’s the hair, isn’t it? No, Uncle Ranty can’t come to the keyboard right … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Fiction, Gonzo, humour, letting off steam, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fiction Fragment: Band Night

I started this last night but wasn’t quite sure where I was going to go with it, so I’ll stick it up here as a fragment – and if inspiration wanders back I’ll develop it further: The band played on. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Fiction, fiction fragment, writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Short Story: Things That Go Drip In The Night

“That shower is dripping again.” It was three o’clock in the morning, and nobody was in the mood for it. I certainly wasn’t. “I did it last time.” Kay’s grumpy half-assed voice was surprisingly clear for someone who had been … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Fiction, short story, writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Short Story: In At The Deep End

On the seventh day after gaining physical access to humanity’s shared subconscious, the contractors announced that they had killed God. Of course, three days after that he rose again and forgave them, and from there on out it started getting … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Fiction, short story, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blurt Boxing

Between Lady M’s current health, my own sideways brain, and some other things that have affected us on a personal level over the last month or so, we’ve needed something to cheer and distract us.  A sponsored post on my … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in family, Geekery, household, idle musings, mental health, relationships | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eyestrains and Exhaustions

I’ve hit one of those lulls in productivity recently that we all get from time to time. In part this has come from needing to take a breath from the sheer pace of short stories every day. I’m sure there … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in health, idle musings, mental health, writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment