Updates, or why I fail at goals

A: Get in the box, D. D: But– A: Stop stalling, D, and get in the box . . . please. D: But I am claustrophobic. A: Not even that nice shiny blue one? D: A, I am a time-travelling Pictish warrior-prince and Druid, not a time-travelling alien with two hearts. A: Killjoy. D: Crabby. […]

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Monday, Monday

D: Oh no. No, A – who is that? A: What do you mean, D? Can’t you tell? D: You must be joking. A, please tell me you’re joking. A: Does this mean you don’t like it? D: If you mean to tell me that this is m— A: (Giggling) Sorry, D. I couldn’t help […]

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The history lesson

. . . Although she had been a captive, she had been safe – protected from a superstitious crew by a near-crazed nobleman. Grania and Sean had risked everything in the attempt to rescue her, and the reward was Bingham’s increased campaign to destroy native Irish power in the west. Word had already arrived of […]

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The sweetest thing

D: Fresh-picked strawberries, still warm from the sun. A: Pardon? D: You were going to ask me what I considered to be the sweetest thing, were you not? A: Uh, no. D: Oh. A: Although, that is lovely, and I do agree that sun-warmed ripe strawberries are pretty sweet, this is just as: D: Whoa. […]

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Bits and bobs

“. . . And you, love, what do you do?” Maureen stared at Jenny Mallory – Mrs. Mallory to her and Sean – barely comprehending the question. “What do you mean?” she asked, trying to be polite. It was only ten in the morning, but it has already been a long day. “I mean lass, […]

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When in Rome

D: What is this, A? Why am I in a box? Is this your idea of a joke – mad man in a box? I find your Dr. Who references to be very inappropriate. . . . A? A, where are you? A: It’s just for a moment, D. I need to get something off […]

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Living in interesting times

D: Confucius never said that. A: Um . . . what? D: That {pointing}. Your title – it’s not Chinese. It’s not old. And Confucius had nothing to do with it. A: I didn’t— D: In fact, he didn’t say half the malarkey you all like to heap on his head. A: D? Calm down, […]

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