"Where are we professor?” “We are in one of the 700 wonders of the Universe, the library of Lady Constance. It is the oldest and newest place in the Universe.” “How does that work?” “Words my dear,” “Words?” “They exist in a state of flux, they are well known yet brand new for someone to … Continue reading RDP: Welcome to the Library
Thomas smiled gracefully as the manservant announced his presence to the private room. There were a dozen or so guests scatter around the drawing room complimented by a small number of employees offering drinks and canopies. Lady Midnight took it upon herself to introduce Thomas to the various guests, most of whom were wealthy landowners … Continue reading FOWC: Mingling
The sun shone through the cracks in the window stirring Leslie from his slumber, he rolled over and reached his arm expecting to find his partner there. The space was empty, he smiled and pulled himself out of bed, put on his dressing gown and headed to the kitchen unit. He boiled the kettle and made … Continue reading 3TC:
Arkwright sat on the chair waiting for her visitor, the store was officially closed now but she left the door open for the man's services. Her cover was that she'd be doing onsite paper work and was happy to be of service to anyone who happened to pop in. The man walked in whistling some … Continue reading The Corner Shop
Reposting an opening for the Word of the Day Challenge: Tea
“Good afternoon noon sir,” beamed the waiter. “Have you made a reservation?”
“Indeed I have, the name Kesten Grenville.” Grenville said coldly.
The waiter checked his list and located the name on the list. “Oh yes sir, I see you are booked in for afternoon tea. Your guest has already arrived and is seated.”
“So I see,” stated Grenville as he scanned the restaurant.
“My I take your jacket?” Queried the waiter.
“A £12,000 jacket in the hands of a man who styles his hair with brylcream?” Barked Grenville, “I think you know the answer to that. I’m grown man, I think I am capable of having afternoon tea and not spilling it down myself.”
“Very good sir,” said the waiter guiding Grenville to the table. “Is this meeting social or business?”
“Both.” Answered Grenville as he took his seat at the table. “I’ll take a pot of Earl Grey…
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Boulder Boff was an unassuming building, it was a small single story bar with three rooms and was a unique place in that it was in between County lines and as such was not governed by a local council. This meant that the council tax was no existant but it was under constant observation by … Continue reading 3TC: Boulder Boff
Out on the far reaches of ALSS territory sits the Black Planet, it is not very much larger than the Earth and is the sole planet orbiting a dying sun. The only other body in that solar system is an asteroid half the size of the planet. The planet has an atmosphere but the surface … Continue reading 3TC: Black Planet
My name is Leonard Johnson. Friends call me Leonard, enemies call me Mr Johnson, clients call me Mr Johnson, and the people at Readers Digest called Mrs Jo-Anne Sonne. I am a private dick, so I am not well liked. I remember the first time Fraser entered the office: It was a wet Thursday afternoon … Continue reading The Woman
The Way Through the Woods The virgin snow crunched under the heavy boot of Jackson as he made his way through the woods, the purity of the snow and the freshness of the air made him feel good to be alive. The wood was silent except for the small sounds of small animals foraging in … Continue reading Elemental Challenge: Air#4
The Golden Age of Ballooning I looked at my fellow enthusiasts, I finally understood the appeal of ballooning. Up here in the wild blue yonder not only was the air cleaner, there was a sense of tranquillity. The atmosphere was quiet, save for the occasional roars of the fires for the balloon. From up here … Continue reading Elemental Writing challenge Air #3: