Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 – Last Thoughts

ITEM: I was recently surprised to discover that orgasm headache is an actual medical condition. No, seriously, it is – click on the link. I shared this information with Miss P last night, who opined, ‘It’s nature’s way of telling … Continue reading

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“At Night, When the Demons Come” by Ray Cluley

Published in Black Static #20, this story was selected by Ellen Datlow for The Best Horror of the Year Volume Three. Ray Cluley‘s third story in the magazine, it is somewhat more plot driven and in your face than the … Continue reading

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Christmas On the Box

Every December the 25th I go round my sister’s for the day, which might sound impressive but actually isn’t as she only lives next door. It’s a Christmas trade off – I get several excellent meals, none of which I … Continue reading

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“Extraneus Invokat” by Ed Grabianowski

This short, sharp shocker from Black Static #21 was Ed Grabianowski’s first published fiction. The unnamed male narrator and his partner Laura are on the brink of moving to a larger apartment ‘after two years in the same tiny space’, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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The Last Blog Before Christmas

ITEM: When I got the new computer I reconsidered my broadband and phone options (one was with Orange, and the other with TalkTalk). I opted to transfer it all to Orange, as they weren’t pestering me every month with the … Continue reading

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The Last Politician I Respected

It occurred to me the other day that the last British politician I ever felt any respect for was Michael Foot (1913 – 2010). I still remember his speech on the eve of the 1983 election, when he urged people … Continue reading

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