Buggrit

You may have noticed that, some time last week, my blog entries for the last six weeks disappeared. This is due to the website server getting trashed. Again. As did the back-ups. I’m not impressed.  

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That Drabble I Promised

Now that M. the Uber-Geek has fixed my editor, here’s that drabble containing Mr Lynch’s chosen words. I’m afraid it’s neither funny nor Art: Let God Decide Sylvia straightened, turned, and walked back towards the house. She should clean herself up before James returned. Her husband’s experiments had failed to uncover the nature of the […]

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Green yet disloyal

I mainly intended this blog to be for writerly or SFnal matters, but following on from my last post, I feel the need for a small green rant. I’ve always tried to hang back from mankind’s headlong rush to trash the planet (the only one we’ve got, incidently). I’ve done this not out of masochism […]

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Right Month, Right Season

Thank gawd it’s March. March means Spring. Usually. Last year, March was the coldest month of the year. This year, spring was already well underway before we reached the it. I don’t much like winter. Frosty mornings are pleasant enough, but generally I find winter to be cold and dark and lifeless, except when it […]

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Losing Words, Finding Words

This week, I’ve been writing seriously short stories (as opposed to serious short stories). They’re for a competition, which I feel obliged to state is free-to-enter, because of the stigma some people attach to pay-to-enter competitions. Personally I’ve had a better ‘hit rate’ with winning competitions than I’ve had getting published in ‘zines. Anyway, this […]

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Normal Service Resumed

Well, my website’s back. Obviously, because you’re reading this. It was out for five or six days and for most of that time my email was also shot. Despite my luddite tendancies, I rely on email a lot, and though I now have both website and email, I know of at least three emails lost […]

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A Sale is Sighted

Any day now I hope to receive a contract from GUD magazine for my story ‘Fear Not Heaven’s Fire’. This will end a horrendous dry period of (gulp) two years without a pro (or even semi-pro) sale. Granted, for four months of that time I was off galavanting around the world, but the rest of […]

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Happy New Thingie

I normally hate the beginning of the year but I’m currently feeling more optimistic than expected. Today I’ve blatted out another 2,000 words of the novel I started in National Novel Writing Month and done some of the short story admin I’ve been putting off. Some of those old stories are due to be retired […]

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In The Village

I’ve just got back from Christmas in The Village. Not the same as Christmas in A Village (which is what I’d have had at home), Christmas in The Village is something rather special. Actually the village in question, Portmeirion, isn’t a real village at all. However, despite my extensive travels (see below), it is probably […]

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Gagging the Sh*t Bird

Well, I did it. I’m a NaNoWriMo winner. I’ve got a flashy little icon thingy to prove it, but as my blog editor can be a little idiosyncratic I’m not going to try and paste it here, so you’ll have to take my word for it. I feel I should do the customary emotional thank-yous, […]

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