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In which Testikles has A Night On The Town, and the Cackling Chasm Falls Silent.

The decision to accompany Milo to Poumad’s Emporium proved to be… interesting. Jeoff watched attentively as Farroukh – the long-suffering shopkeeper that Milo insisted on calling “Poo-mad” – caught sight of the little halfling, and blanched. “You!” said the swarthy storekeeper, scowling through his bushy beard. “What are you doing in my shop? Are you […]

CAUTION: CONTAINS GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF A SOCIOPATHIC HALFLING POWER-SHITTING ALL OVER A SHOP BECAUSE HE DOESN’T LIKE THE OWNER VERY MUCH.

(Yes. It’s another recap of a gaming session. I’m in formal isolation with Covid-19, and we had another gaming get-together courtesy of the Internet, and dear God one of the other players is absolutely the WORST…) For a complete idiot, Testikles had a distressing habit of being extremely difficult to manipulate at times. If only […]

The Fading Memory Of Music

The Fading Memory of Music Dirk Flinthart         “Ev’ry time, just like the last On the ship, tied to the mast…” She came out of the twilight like a shadow, appearing at my shoulder before I knew it, speaking words I couldn’t hear. Tossing the stub of my cigarette into the sea, I […]

Review: “Ink Black Magic” by Tansy Rayner Roberts

New from Fablecroft, Ink Black Magic is both an entertaining fantasy romp in the Pratchett mode, and an absolutely fascinating book for anyone who is interested in the art of writing and popular fiction. As a tale in its own right, Ink Black Magic is a light, quick-moving comedy which riffs off familiar territory and […]

REVIEW: The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012

The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 Edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene I expect it’s bad form to review a book in which you have a story — but screw it. The table of contents of this particular book includes a broad sampling of Australia’s best current writers in this field, many of whom are […]