Monthly Archives: October 2007

Ten reasons to put rum in your cocoa

All Hallows Eve. The surrounding streets were full of tiny vampires as I walked home, being shepherded to each-other’s houses. There were even pumpkins and tiny red fairy-lights decorating the occasional front garden. It was possibly the least unnerving walk … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo, or, The Optimist

There is no way in hell that I can do NaNoWriMo, and write another novelette this year. In fact, today, there is no way I can write a simple (be-damned, blood-boltered, cuss-infested) essay either, and the general mood chez Reed … Continue reading

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The Horla, by Guy de Maupassant

I read this as part of LK’s Horror Short Story Short Challenge – it being a short challenge, I of course took simply bloody ages to do it. Sorry. I can cheerfully blame it on all that studying I’m supposed … Continue reading

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Yellow lilies

I think I rather owe you all a bit of an update, but I don’t really have anything in particular to say, so this will be a bitty, somewhat under-structured post. Oh well. You love me anyway. Don’t you? I … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Blogger

Aphra, who is very interesting, did this meme a few weeks ago, and I copied it, and then left it to rot while I waltzed off about my ditzy business. I do keep doing that, don’t I? Tsk. In the … Continue reading

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A booky meme

First, apologies to all the people who posted comments and who then wondered why their comments never appeared. Akismet ate them. I have beaten Akismet with a stick and it has regurgitated at least one. Sorry, Ed. Second, apologies to … Continue reading

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