The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 12 – Interesting

Chapter 12 – Interesting Persistent Smith stood across the road from the home of Clive Barnett, treasurer and founder member of the Brighton and Hove branch of the Chrysler Owners Club. He had an appointment, he was three and a … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 11 – The Djinn Eritstim

Chapter 11 – The Djinn Eritstim Tim raked the sand in the chicken run and gathered old grain, husks, droppings, feathers, straw and other detritus into a pile beside the door. Clustered in the opposite corner his three chickens huddled … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 10 – The Hand

Chapter 10 – The Hand Still wearing his blue fleece, Persistent Smith sprawled across the apple-green candlewick cover of his bed with a copy of the new railway timetable. It had been a long detour from the Bat and Ball … Continue reading

Tesla Powerwall2 – The first few days

I’ve had a Solar PV array on the roof since around 2010. Earlier this month I had a Tesla Powerwall2 battery fitted. This is a 14kW battery that saves excess solar generation to run the house later in the day. … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 9 – Illegal in Paraguay

Chapter 9 – Illegal in Paraguay ‘So, what sort of things don’t cats like?’ Foxy asked as they walked to the pet shop. ‘They don’t like being stared at.’ ‘I can’t look at them all.’ ‘Lion droppings are good.’ ‘Aren’t … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 8 – The White Ibex

Chapter 8 – The White Ibex ‘There, see? Stay low, keep quiet and watch her flight.’ Ishkun turned his friend so he could see the path of the bird. ‘Doves fly straight to water. On the way back they take … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 7 – Little Pests

Chapter 7 – Little Pests Someone was ringing the doorbell and they were ringing it a lot. Long, sustained rings came interspersed with short finger-jabs. Sets of equal-length jangles stretched into a great, drawn-out clamouring, grew shorter and closer together … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 6 – Persistence

Chapter 6 – Persistence Tim woke slowly, something was – not wrong, just different. Despite last night’s beers it was not a hangover. Roped into an impromptu darts match he had stayed the entire evening. Half-asleep in the pre-dawn light … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 5 – Dark Waters

Chapter 5 – Dark Waters In the depths of the night Dolores tossed and turned in the grip of a lucid dream, a nightmare agony of fear and desire. More than a dream, it was a message from her lord … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 4 – Warning Signs (part 2)

Chapter 4 – Warning Signs (cont.) Tim slumped back in his chair and stared at the flies flying their square circles under the ceiling light. Why do they do that? he wondered. Come to that, how do they make right-angle … Continue reading