The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 35 – The Zone

Chapter 35 – The Zone In the same way most of the mass of an iceberg lay unseen below the surface, so did the greater meaning of the front room of number 23. The mantle clock, condiment set, aspidistra and … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 34 – A Bad Idea

Chapter 34 – A Bad Idea ‘Good morning, gentlemen, ladies.’ The man’s voice had a lilting accent and was quietly authoritative. Drowsing in the air conditioning vent, Persistent Smith came awake instantly. He listened to the soft bumps and thuds … Continue reading

Imposter Experience? Embrace It.

Writers all over the world talk about Imposter Syndrome*, that feeling your success is undeserved and that one day the world will collectively blink, take a good long look at you and realise you are some kind of fraud. It’s … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 33 – Some Evil Force

Chapter 33 – Some Evil Force This was not home. Aghast, Asklepios looked about him. Filling the sky, a titanic stepped ziggurat of stone and brick rose three hundred feet into the air. Between it and himself a massive brick … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 32 – The Ziggurat

Chapter 32 – The Ziggurat Where the hell was Asklepios? It was dark and late and he had not come back from his walk. Tim chided himself, he should never have let that irritating yet likeable man go out on … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 31 – It’s Not Stealing

Chapter 31 – It’s Not Stealing ‘No, madam, I’m a detective. We don’t always use marked police cars. Sometimes we need to blend in.’ Violet studied the beefy detective seated on one of their dining room chairs. A cup of … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 30 – Complicity

Chapter 30 – Complicity Dolores was changing. Her dreams told her so, her thoughts, her desires. All three frightened and excited her in equal measure. As time went by it became harder and harder for her to tell the difference. … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapters 28 & 29 – Tension, and Worry

Dear readers, as these two chapters are quite short so I thought I would bundle them up into one post. You lucky things. In other news I’ve decided to publish print and e-book versions of the story, and have just … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 27 – That Word Again

Chapter 27 – That Word Again Tim stripped off his saturated leather jacket and hung it over the back of his office chair, where it began to drip on the carpet. Why does life never run in straight lines? Maybe … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 26 – Hardball

Chapter 26 – Hardball Early that evening at the Princess Royal Hospital Troy Jarglebaum studied the mass of direction signs with a sullen heart. Crap jobs, he thought unhappily. I’m still getting all the crap jobs. Once upon a time … Continue reading