Short Humour

I am generally in need of it; perhaps you are too. After two and a half hours in the dentist chair yesterday, I definitely needed something. So here’s a new bit for that thing with feathers: Hope And here are some of the others you may have missed. Thanks always to Swan Morrison and the…

Fun with the British Library

The British Library has released an enormous cache of copyright-free images from their collection. First thought of course was how cool is that?! Naturally, my second thought was how can I turn this into something silly? A few were already silly, but I have idled away some time amending others to amuse myself. I finally…

In Development: The Superfluous

The Superfluous They weren’t just expendable: they never should have been there in the first place! “It’s like The Expendables but with broads, magic, werewolves and machine guns!” says our PR team. Synopsis: When a heroic young woman speaks truth to power, she winds up in a secret prison behind the Oz curtain, where no…

Cheese & Pirates

What do cheese and pirates have in common? Both are salty! Okay, maybe that’s not a very good joke. Sue me! I don’t know why cheese and pockets and pirates became so important to The Mangrove Legacy but as I go through the line edits for the new edition (yes, I know it was edited…