Genre Writing Challenge:

Richard Mace was many things. He was a conman, a petty thief and a bit of a drinker. But there was one thing he wasn't, and that was a murderer. Unfortunately his reputation in the town meant than when the Miller's body was found shot dead with his flintlock nearby, the mob came for him. … Continue reading Genre Writing Challenge:


The Woman

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 Miners

The sun was setting and the people of the night were beginning to stir. Their movements were slow but co-ordinated, once they had the first fix they would be ok. The overseer walked down the line presenting each with a bottle of blood. "This is your supply for the first quarter, consume it wisely." He … Continue reading The Miners

Double or Quit

One-Ten trundled around the office impatiently, how much longer were they going to be. She clicked the intercom on her chair, "Miss Lime is there any message from Arthur or Julia?" "Sorry ma'am, not a sque.... Scratch that. They have just arrived." "Send them through at one," One-Ten barked. A moment later the door opened … Continue reading Double or Quit

3TC/Genre Challenge: The St. Bartholomew Caper

The Ruby sat on display in the case as a centre piece to the exhibition drawing attention to itself like a crimson lighthouse. An overweight American tourist was noisely chomping on a tray of cheese covered Tortilla chips and showering the exhibit with a dusting of crumbs. Gervase walked purposefully around the exhibition, his cane … Continue reading 3TC/Genre Challenge: The St. Bartholomew Caper