Posts Tagged ‘OTK’

Part 1 here Carolynn wasn’t quite ready to face a hard dining room chair yet and made her way over to a padded one by the window. Her steps were careful and somewhat slow, but to an untrained eye they were almost completely natural. The previous evening she written out the first 200 lines of […]


Part 1 here Carolynn dropped into an easy chair by the door and offered John Dacia a rueful smile. “As forewarned I came out short,” she said with a shrug. “Thanks for giving me options though, you really took the pressure off.” Carolynn sat back with a calm resignation and cast a lazy eye around […]


The Deal

21Jan16

Property development was a tricky old game. One minute you acquire a decent sized tenement for a few hundred thousand, a quick soft shoe shuffle to do it up and in a few weeks you have a million quid mortgage on a property worth five times that. The next, well just about anything could happen. […]


The Outlaw

14Jan16

The stage wound its way over the ridge, braking some as its wheels churned in the dry dust. The steepness of the trail necessitated the driver having to apply the brake lever and sooth the jittery team least the whole rig tumble down the slope the short way. There were two men up front, both […]


The Harlequin

07Jan16

Some say she is cursed and others that she defies definition. Few beyond that magical other world have ever even seen her, but those that have can scarce agree on her appearance. On this day she seems as a girl not much above 20 and sits draped on the window sill in startling attire. Her […]


The Fire Chief

17Dec15

Jack Hatcher ran a hand through a short scratch of salt and pepper hair and stared thoughtfully at the bleak brick edifice sitting hard at the end of the street. There was only a little smoke leaking from an upper right-hand window, but it had been enough for the police to clear the road and […]


Maxwell Abaconti eyed the monitor with an old-fashioned sinking feeling. Even in black and white Emma Wakefield was a striking woman. Her boyish hair did nothing to detract from her feminine charms and she had the larger-than-life kind of looks that worked well on TV.  Even her eyes, a little too large for her head, […]


The Adventuress

03Dec15

The Jennings’s B Patent engine hummed like a maiden at work. Under the thin brass cover Bella Baxendale knew a thousand little stem valves were sliding up and down like seamstresses’ fingers to weave elaborate tapestries in the air; all using the power of steam. This was the more ladylike little sister of the big […]


In Transit

24Nov15

I am away on business and the prep was a bit involved so I ran down my stock of standbys. There are a few coming up but none ready so meanwhile here is a picture.


Hard Life

19Nov15

Her father was dead. That was the way it went sometimes. There was still the herd to get to Abilene and if they could cross the mountains before the snow then they might just save the ranch. Jane Campbell-Lane thought herself as a hard woman for a hard country. Her black unkempt hair was hauled […]



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