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Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Shakers – free download:

A collection of short stories. My best.  Free kindle download 1-5 December.

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The Heaven Field – free download

St. Claire has given up the dealing and the one-night stands; he’s renounced violence, dropped out of sight and moved up the coast. He’s living like a hermit, trying to be a good man again.

Kaska lives in a hope-free, dead-end town where the only growth industries are teenage pregnancy and low-level street disorder; she’s sixteen, a gifted artist and she’s dying by inches. She’s desperate to break free.

But as both St. Claire and Kaska discover, life gets in the way of the best-laid escape plans.

 

Free Kindle download 26-30 November.

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IT free

Well, almost.

No FB, twitter, snapchat or anything else. Changed my iPhone for a brick so I can’t waste hours daily scraping the edge of the net looking to make contact with…myself, basically.

Added to that, no band now; if I play music it’ll be busking, just me and Junko my soprano saxophone. Just remembered, got a gig on December 8th with the band, but that’s a fundraiser and it’ll be the last. Not involved with the club anymore, or the radio show.

So essentially, free of all obligations to connect via IT or music.

Stateless

What do you do when the psycho-killer love of your life returns? Why has he come back?Who is he planning to kill?

The follow up to Grendel:

Free kindle download 6-10 December. Click image for link:

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The Shakers – free download

A collection of short stories.

Free kindle download 1-5 December.

Click image for link.

The Heaven Field – free download

St. Claire has given up the dealing and the one-night stands; he’s renounced violence, dropped out of sight and moved up the coast. He’s living like a hermit, trying to be a good man again.

Kaska lives in a hope-free, dead-end town where the only growth industries are teenage pregnancy and low-level street disorder; she’s sixteen, a gifted artist and she’s dying by inches. She’s desperate to break free.

But as both St. Claire and Kaska discover, life gets in the way of the best-laid escape plans.

 

Free Kindle download 26-30 November.

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Urban Pastoral – free download

A nihilistic punch-in-the-throat of a novel.Free kindle download 21-25 November:

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map

I read somewhere that the god Thoth invented writing, and in putting a name to things, in reducing reality to abstract shapes, he somehow diminished the world. And we live with the consequences of that.

I dunno, I love the written word, which is full of splendour and love and life and almost everything I need, but then there are things like spreadsheets, which are at best sort of useful, but very often reductive and tyrannical, and used by the graspers and the controllers to head people off their path, and turn the human imagination into random numbers.

Anyhow, I’m getting off topic, because, I guess, someone, I don’t know if it was Thoth, or some ancient traveller chatting at an evening fireside, but someone,somewhere invented maps. Maybe lots of people did. And maps, too, reduce the magic of the world to arbitrary shapes, but I love them. I love maps. I think notebooks are full of potential, the potential of my mind, but maps are full of the potential of the entire world.

And sometimes I look at the visitor map on statcounter and see where visitors to this site come from, people who mabe visit the site, read the about page or read a story or two, and I’m filled with the joy of some unnameable connection.

Then I look up and I’m still here, and you’re still there, and I think, hello you.

 

note

A fresh notebook is a world of potential.