For the want of a Knight – Guest Post by, Jim Webster…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
Benor glared at his wine glass. Tallis was talking, and Benor was ignoring him and thinking about something entirely different. This wasn’t a problem, Tallis merely needed an audience and Benor just wanted to mope. He was a fully qualified cartographer, trying to produce a guide to the…

Time for Romance

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This is one of those stories where I saw the end, but I wasn’t there for the beginning. Thus it is entirely possible that this poor tale doesn’t meet my usual high standards of artistic verisimilitude. A fact for which I can only apologise. It concerns the antics of a lady called Analyn. She was … More A better mousetrap