The theme is set, and odd it is

Sorry, but this one is a little too odd for us Two days in a row? Are you guys talking to each other about me behind my back? 🙂 Life is short. I am never going to have a career or find celebrity as a writer. Don’t want to. In the little bits of time […]

Sad

People complain on the internet (it’s true! they do! I’ve seen them). And some of the things they complain about is that a reboot of remake or refashioning of some beloved thing will ruin the beloved thing. And then they are mocked (it’s true! I’ve seen that as well! the mocking of people!) by others, […]

Well played, straight bat and a fine century

Aurealis, a much loved and very entertaining science fiction and fantasy magazine that also happens to be Australian*, has released its 100th edition. In the world of genre periodicals, this is an excellent achievement. Congratulations to all involved, well played!   *And just happened once upon a time, way back in edition #68, to include […]

Attack of the Spider Woman

I awoke the other morning from uneasy dreams to find that, lying in my bed, I had been transformed into a giant insect. In the unearthly morning light, the remnants of a purple mist could be seen, passing through walls and windows.  Not again. There was nothing for it.  Lying on my hard, as it […]

Abandoned chunk from a work in progress

Fucken hungry.  He could murder a cold one too, a dozen, but he knows he could drink a sea and  it wouldn’t fill him with what he needs. He’s just taking a breather.  No one could deny he’s been digging away down here in the dark.  Working hard.  Its only when he looks up that […]