Monthly Archives: May 2011

“Winter Journey” by Joel Lane

I’ve discussed this story before, over on the Case Notes blog back in 2009 when it was nominated for a British Fantasy Award, but it needs to be reprised over here at some point for the sake of completeness and … Continue reading

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Thoughts for a Bank Holiday Monday

ITEM: It’s a Bank Holiday Monday in the UK. Q: How does this effect me? A: I’m not sure if the chip shop will be open or not. ITEM: Last night I was watching an Andre Rieu DVD, and he … Continue reading

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Last Saturday I Was In Sheringham

It’s a town on the north Norfolk coast, and rather a nice place to be on a sunny Saturday. Somebody once told me that it has the longest lived population in the country, which suggests it’s a place a lot … Continue reading

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“Washer Woman” by Scott Lambridis

I first encountered Scott Lambridis in his role as one of the founders of innovative publisher Omnibucket, and apart from his contribution to their launch title Brainchild this story from Black Static #10 is the only example I’ve seen of … Continue reading

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“Death By Water” by Sarah Singleton

Sarah Singleton has had several novels published, and a considerable number of short stories including one in The Third Alternative back in the day. So far this story from #15 marks her only appearance in Black Static. The story opens … Continue reading

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Blogger in Drive-by Incident

No, I haven’t been shot at by a car full of hoodies armed with automatic weaponry while standing on a street corner minding my own business. Civilisation hasn’t reached this corner of Norfolk as yet. I’ve been interviewed by Australian … Continue reading

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Thoughts for a 100th Post

ITEM: This is my 100th post at Trumpetville. Can IĀ get a ‘Yay!’? ITEM: Last week I stumbled across this thought provoking and somewhat disturbing opinion piece on the Madeleine McCann case and the influence of the media. The bit that … Continue reading

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