Every so often the right thing eventually happens. Sometimes artists are even involved. Thus it was when Furan Toothwhite wrote his book. Now Furan is a novelist. By definition a practitioner of an intensely solitary occupation, Furan still managed to somehow acquire a wife, and between them they produced two children. Thus showing, I suppose, … More How much does the truth cost?
There are any number of reasons why a gentleman should be seen walking the streets of Port Naain carrying flowers. It is possible he might be a mourner on his way to a funeral, or alternatively attending a wedding. There again, he may be a lover about to meet his beloved, or an errant husband … More Do you want flowers with that?
Every so often you meet somebody who is genuinely honest and courageous. Possibly too honest and courageous, but never mind. I’m not sure how many remember Bilart Warldome when he was young. He’s gone on to make a name in the law courts, and to be fair to him, he had a good reputation as … More The female of the species
Occasionally it happens that somebody is so desperate that they throw common sense to the winds and attempt extravagantly eccentric things. I have never tried to quantify matters but I suspect that there is a point at which the rational mind admits defeat and stands back to allow outlandish stupidity a chance. If … More Is it a bird?
Can one have too much education? Over the years I have come round to a feeling that one can. Yes I agree entirely that the young should be taught the finer arts necessary for an appreciation of poetry, but how much more education should they be burdened with? In all candour I find there is … More The apprentice demonologist
And now for the final episode we visit Sue Vincent Mutt had barely reached the Ropewalk before he met Nail and Tolsin. Nail was tall for his age, lanky and could run faster than anybody else Mutt could afford. Tolsin was short, even for an eight year old and was still chubby in spite of … More Everything going swimmingly
The story continues and we find ourselves with the celebrated M T McGuire. Tallis, with a tight grip on the hand of Young Vortac, ran down the alley, frantically trying to think of a safe destination. He glanced over his shoulder, realised the pursuers were temporarily out of sight, and dived down a side … More Embarrassing