Whirlpool

Joseph stared at the charts on the table before him. Something was bothering him. Something had been bothering him for days now, but he couldn’t put his finger on it. All appeared to be going well. They had arrived at Lake Peigneur a week before and had quickly got their …

Khito Cipher – Moving On

London – July 2018 Alex fingered through the well-worn notebook for perhaps the 10th time that day. Nothing. As always. He wiped his brow, sweating despite the aircon inside the British Museum. Britain was currently experiencing an unusual heatwave that he wasn’t coping with particularly well. He’d much rather enjoy …

Nanowrimo – Tricks and Tips

Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) is a challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. They referred to it as, ‘a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.’ I feel that sums it up pretty well. I’ve now completed two years of Nanowrimo, and I love it more than ever. I …

Frankly Franklin

Franklin looked up nervously as the thunder clouds rolled in. Great, he thought, first the sun had set, leaving him to wander around without a flashlight, and now he was going to be soaked to the skin. He squinted, searching for his distinctive orange Dodge Charger in the gloom. This …

Arcanus Protocol

As they descended from their ship, the Prescience, Dominus Arcanus checked over his calculations for perhaps the hundredth time. Ever since the tomb complex had been discovered during mining activity a year earlier, all his efforts had be devoted towards this expedition. It was a small miracle that the tomb …

Griffin Falling – Prologue

“Come on, it’ll be fun!” “You and I have very different definitions of the word fun” Evelyn laughed and brushed hair out of her face. Her hair was a blazing red colour and the wind atop the city walls made it dance about like a flame. “Talon will catch you, …

The Mystery of Oak Island

Only a little off the coast of Nova Scotia, there lies an island. In fact there lies about 360 islands, so what makes Oak Island so special? This island is primarily forest, bushes, rocks and sandy shores. You would be forgiven for not even noting it as any significant importance …

The Last Tram Ride

“You are dooooomed!” He wasn’t really paying attention to anything while he waited the tram, so the cry of the crazed looking man caught Callum off guard, making him jump. He would usually just move away from those types of people, doomsayers, vagrants and the like, but before he could …

The Martian – Book Review

So why did I read The Martian twice this year? And watch the film several times? Is it because it’s witty and funny? Or because it’s about someone surviving against the odd on an inhospitable planet? Or maybe I just like all the clever tricks he uses to survive? I’ll …