Tornmile: Part 25

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Tornmile Part XXV: The End of the Chase Johreel strode across the rooftops that encircled the small courtyard, keeping his profile low. He had discarded the cloak once his work with Ferrer’s men was done, returning to the cowl made from fabric woven around his head. It left a veil which he could pull across … Continue reading

People to Watch in 2013

Rising Stars

As 2012 draws to a close and all of us are still alive (stupid Mayans!), it’s time to look forward to the new year and what will be coming up. There are tons of projects that I’ve got planned for 2013, not least the new play I’ve been working on being put on by Leicester … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 24

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Tornmile Part XXIV: A Knife in the Dark Johreel stood on the edge of the building and adjusted his cloak so that it didn’t stream in the wind. Any stray movement against the night sky – even one as dark as this – might well attract the attention of those below, and that was the … Continue reading

Advice For Life

Christmas

New Tornmile, ‘Plebgate’ revelations, a complete lack of apocalypse (well, of course you really expect one?): it’s been a hell of a busy week. Today I worked a few more hours than usual, since it was the last day before the Christmas holidays and we were a bit short staffed. So after an extra 3 … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 23

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Tornmile Part XXIII: Lost & Found Brielle sat by the window looking out over the city, her brow knitted in thought. Darian had gone out on urgent business shortly after their sword practice and had not yet returned. Konrad was with him and she had little reason to fear for his safety, yet she sat … Continue reading

The Strength of the Pack: Part 5

Wolf

The Strength of the Pack Part V: The Strength of the Wolf Connor sat in the rear carriage of the train staring straight ahead trying to see the platform. He laughed at himself, thinking how much like a kid he must look, but hi stop was next and he was eager to set his feet … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 22

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Tornmile Part XXII: A Traitor’s Revenge Struggling against his bonds without attracting Abelard’s attention was not easy, but Mishak could not sit and allow him to hurt Marthe, Eloi, or Josse. He had less concern for the brothers than for Marthe, since they had shown they were capable of handling extreme situations, killing if it … Continue reading

To Fresh Woods

Spilt Milk

“At last he rose, and twitched his mantle blue: Tomorrow to fresh woods, and pastures new.” – John Milton, Lycidas Unfortunately, I don’t have a mantle blue, but I did, until recently, have a PhD to do. Those who are unfortunate enough to be my friends on Facebook or in real life will know that … Continue reading

Tornmile: Part 21

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Tornmile Part XXI: The Pride of Tornmile The Pride of Tornmile looked to Johreel as if it had been named as part of a bet, one which the owner had quite thoroughly lost. There were no doorkeepers outside and inside it was hard to distinguish if anybody worked there at all. The common room was … Continue reading

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