Monthly Archives: June 2012

Song for a Sunday #17

Overall I reckon Alanis’ first album was the best, but her best songs are on the second album. This is one of them.  

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Filler Content #6

Shortly I will have to disconnect from the internet and go do stuff in the real world. Among other things I badly need a haircut. And that means you get some crappy Pete flash fiction. With Big Brother back on … Continue reading

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Bought, But Not Read

I was lying in bed last night thinking about what I call my ‘rainy day stockpile’, the rainy day being when the supply of review copies runs dry, and the stockpile being all the books I’ve bought or acquired in … Continue reading

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Late Thoughts on a Slow Wednesday #5

ITEM: So, I was walking home from the cemetery early Sunday morning (don’t ask), and this woman appeared out of a side road and cut in front of me. Being aware of the need for personal space and that a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Horror and Other Matters Literary

A couple of posts have caused a minor kerfuffle online as to the ‘state of health’ of horror fiction, this here from Simon Marshall-Jones and Adrian Chamberlin’s response here. Both men make some good points, but I find myself in … Continue reading

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Song for a Sunday #16

The Imaginary Girlfriend used to be a big Elton John fan, and possibly she still is (I must ask her). In fact she lent me this album, and there’s a part of me that regrets giving it back.

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Ray Bradbury: Thirteen of the Best

With the possible exception of Des Lewis, I believe I have read more short stories by Ray Bradbury than anyone. Here are some of my favourites:- The Highway Poor people live by the side of a highway, and one day … Continue reading

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Filler Content #5

There is, I trust, no reason to explain why I’m posting this particular story from my back catalogue. ALL THE OTHER BOOKS              There was something about the book that appealed to him. Perhaps it was the title, or maybe … Continue reading

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And So Died Riabouchinska

Ray Bradbury died on Tuesday of this week. He was ninety one years old. What to say? Some writers inspire you, but a few, a very select band, their words become so much a part of the warp and weft … Continue reading

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Thoughts for a Tuesday #1

ITEM: I don’t think we’ve had thoughts on a Tuesday before – it’s sort of a nondescript day, not one thing or the other – and I’m not fussed enough to scroll down the page to find out, though if … Continue reading

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