Category Archives: dreamlands

A look back at Indie April

Last month as you may be aware I threw the doors of the passing place wide open to a series of guest posts from indie writers of all kith and kin. The brief i gave them all was simple, write … Continue reading

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Speculating on Emi…

There is nothing wrong with reading something that is predictable, trite, the average fare, boy meets girl, boy hates girl, girl hates boy, boy argues with girl over a foolish misunderstanding, boy goes and does something foolish, girl realises she … Continue reading

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Maybe: A Victorian Steampunk Mystery

Maybe, for anyone unaware, was released a week ago on the ides of march and despite all the current problems the world is facing, it’s done remarkably well. Sadly, however, several of the events I was due to attend with … Continue reading

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Quotes for 2020 #50

An on going series of quotes from those most worthy of individuals, writers…  Disclaimer: Not all quotes are meant to inspire… Not all comments I make upon them are entirely honest either, occasionally Hannibal writes them… William Blake was a … Continue reading

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Ibid : TCL #58

Parody is an art form. The product of wit and witticism, portrayed with poe-faced sincerity. The true parody, while it often extends its subject matter from a simple premise out towards the increasingly ridiculous, does so with slow methodical steps … Continue reading

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Quotes for 2020 #38

An on going series of a quote a day from those most worthy of individuals, writers…  Disclaimer: Not all quotes are meant to inspire… Not all comments I make upon them are entirely honest either, occasionally Hannibal writes them… Today’s … Continue reading

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Quotes for 2020 #23

An on going series of a quote a day from those most worthy of individuals, writers…  Disclaimer not all quotes are meant to inspire… Not all comments I make upon them are entirely honest either, occasionally Hannibal writes them… Today’s … Continue reading

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A Merry Harvey Christmas To all…

Its never too late to release another book (been a busy year for me , Two novels  and stories in five anthologies) In all likelihood the final book release of the year… The ever indubitable Harvey ‘tinsel and reindeer candy’ … Continue reading

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A taste of Harvey…

Just putting this here…. Okay maybe a little more explanation is needed. As regular readers will be aware I have over the last year been part of the grand undertaking that is the Harvey Duckman Presents… series. The series curated … Continue reading

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Insomniac awakenings…

Occasionally, while I lay staring into the darkness at the ceiling I know is above my bed but can’t see – trying and failing to count imaginary ovine flocks – strange thoughts occur to me. This then, is one of … Continue reading

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