The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 22 – The Eunuch

Chapter 22 – The Eunuch Robbed, humiliated and threatened Asklepios wandered through Brighton heedless of direction. His fists involuntarily clenched and unclenched, impotent anger burned his insides. That woman had seen the pendant for what it was. Somehow she had … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 21 – Kemp Street

Chapter 21 – Kemp Street ‘Log me in please,’ Persistent Smith boomed as he took a seat in the internet café. ‘I don’t like that bit.’ The chubby young man with a peach-fuzz beard smirked as he leant over the … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 20 – Perfect Cover

Chapter 20 – Perfect Cover Troy Jarglebaum’s card lay on Tim’s desk front and centre. Tim looked at it with the same affection he would have for his own tombstone. His hand hovered over the phone. He picked the receiver … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 19 – Red-Handed Thief

Chapter 19 – Red-Handed Thief Asklepios lay on Tim’s settee with the blanket pulled up to his chin and a glass of water on the carpet beside him. He mournfully rubbed his stomach. ‘I believe I have a small indigestion.’ … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 18 – Ffwch

Chapter 18 – Ffwch Tim detoured past the local flower shop, bought a bunch of yellow and purple freesias and headed straight to Mrs Woosencraft’s house. Once again the front door was off the latch. He pushed it open and … Continue reading

Tesla Powerwall2 – One Month On

Having the Powerwall installed has made two things very obvious. First, just how much solar energy is available even on a short sunny winter day. And second, how much of that goes to waste with just a solar PV array. … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 17 – A Spell Against Bez

Chapter 17 – A Spell Against Bez Asklepios was a fast learner. Fascinated by the shower and the toilet, even the glass in the windows, he clapped his hands with delight as Tim demonstrated the light switch, the kettle and … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 16 – Just an Accident

Chapter 16 – Just an Accident There were two types of people – those who belonged in pet shops, and those who didn’t. Gabby looked at the pair of beautiful women walking towards her past the dog leads and bird … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 14 – Children

Chapter 14 – Children At the edge of a field in southern England two men of similar height and build stood chest-deep in a crop of white-flowered oil-seed rape. One was the slender fair-haired Finn called Markus Koponen. Koponen wore … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 13 – Toast

Chapter 13 – Toast At first Tim did not want to touch Asklepios. For one thing, it wasn’t every day that you woke up and found someone from your dreams unconscious on the floor. For another it was pretty obvious … Continue reading