The End Of The Earth

Alternative titles for this included: What’s The Point? Seiriol Business, and Almost Heaven… There were others, but that would spoil the dirty minded bits further down. None of them were very good either, so I went with The End Of The Earth.

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Everybody Wants To Go To Holyhead (Story)

The first short story of the year. This one I intended to lead into something else, but like with a lot of things the story wanted to go elsewhere. I’m very pleased with the result. Considering that I’m having a rough day right now (read: tempted to start a revolution) this actually made me smile whilst editing it. I hope this cheers you up too, if you need it. Thanks- J.C

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JPC’s Sound of 2018

What a surprise this year has turned out to be… What a change… For a moment there it looked like it was going to be a really bad year but by the end it turned itself around. I’m already looking forwards to next year, but for now it’s time for that annual run down of the songs I’ve been listening to over the last twelve months- Better known as your yearly reminder of how terrible my taste in music is. The full playlist is at the bottom. Enjoy. Continue reading “JPC’s Sound of 2018”

Absolute Charm | The Coffee House Interviews

If you don’t know what the Coffee House Interviews are, they’re a series of fictional interviews with my own fictional characters, taking place in a fictional coffee house overlooking the River Mersey. This one concerns one of my oldest characters, the puppet master himself, Mr Monty Morfasson. At the time of our interview, however, isn’t quite the magnificent bastard he is destined to become…

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The Chase/Epilogue | Aunt Mable & The Sound Of Music (Story)

All good things must come to an end, and so it must be with Aunt Mable. Two and a bit years ago she came shuffling out of the fog and now it is time to say farewell with one final epic chapter and the concluding part of the Sound Of Music arc- At the climax of the penultimate part a German bomb had fallen on the concert and now, amidst the flaming rubble, Sister Seline makes one last bid to kidnap the children.

And oh yeah, Merry Christmas!

(PDF Download if you don’t want to read this now/online: The Chase

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A Winter’s Sale

I’ve written some great travel pieces this year-Starting with Where Tourists Fear To Tread and continuing right through to The Last Stand At Nanhysglain, it’s been a grand year for exploring both the familiar and unfamiliar. For my last piece of the year I have something different. Regular readers will know how I like looking round markets and such places and this is about another market, except this time there’s a twist!

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The Call of Marwolaeth | Aunt Mable & The Sound Of Music (Story)

I tried for days to get the picture for this story but every time I tried to get it something was going on in Powis Hall- A funky disco, people hanging around, graduation ceremonies… This afternoon (Saturday) I finally managed to get it. Yeah, that’s THE hall featured in the story. See if you can spot what Seamus is alluding to in the painting. Anyway… Last time we ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. Arthur had been shot by the evil nuns. There’s another problem though, and it’s the song for the concert.

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