Hey!! What's the story?
Added by Victoria Cahill on August 31, 2014 at 14:44 — No Comments
Reviews of the Botolf Chronicles (part I & II) on Amazon.com
“A real (and hilarious) roller-coaster ride of multiple characters and incidents and invention, leaping between worlds, time periods and storylines till you wonder how on earth(s) this author is going to pull it all together - and then, amazingly, it all clicks into place with one more rip-roaring invention.”
“Intelligent humour, wit and sarcasm. ”
“This book is clever, amusing, entertaining and treads…Continue
Added by Steve Downes on August 29, 2014 at 12:13 — No Comments
There is no sure-fire way of getting Botolf-almost-Oxford students into a lecture. Many methods have been and are employed, creatively shall we say, by the teaching staff of the college over the years.
The Head of Megalithic Scrutiny, for example, resorted to ambushing his prey (students) in their dorm rooms, making sure to lock the doors, bar the windows and block the chimneys (in an operation that took as much time and…Continue
Added by Steve Downes on August 27, 2014 at 16:29 — No Comments
It appeared in an otherwise clear, cobalt sky at exactly 05:30 in mid-July. The first pictures went on the internet minutes later.
Astronauts, as they passed aboard the ISS, amazed, added their own pictures by 05:49.
By 06:00, they were trending worldwide.
Cameras of all kinds were aimed upward.
Conjectures arose: ‘Aliens’; ‘A sign from God’; ‘Abnormal coastal activity, augmented by mild climactic shifts in wind speed and temperature’.
‘It’s just a cloud,’…Continue
This is all I will ever need. A blank page to leave my mark on the world. Yet, to leave not even a mere scratch upon the surface barely dented by all others whom have wished to do the same. Everything on this earth is merely temporary, as am I, as are the trees, the grass, the thickets... The galaxies far beyond our comprehensive bounds. Immortality is simply an idea, perhaps, a wish...? A foolish theory at most. Nothing lives forever. It will die, and if not, there will always be…Continue
Added by Jamie Simon on August 18, 2014 at 19:53 — No Comments
Leo Leonelli, TwinLions’ web publisher of daily horoscopes, discovered that “futures” could be enhanced by introducing vivid warnings of negative outlooks directly to cell phones and other mobile computing devices. For real-time service, he charged one cent per “horrorscope.” Leo’s service caught fire. Within eight weeks TwinLions had…Continue
Added by WILSON F. ENGEL III on August 17, 2014 at 22:54 — No Comments
3Maggie’s long, small hand remained to guide The Dweeb out of the crowd and the gas.…Continue
Added by WILSON F. ENGEL III on August 17, 2014 at 5:39 — No Comments
Molly may not have been the ugliest woman alive. Ben did not care one way or the other. He believed that a woman with goodness inside her could be transformed externally through the power of love. He dated Molly for five weeks in college. Ben’s attentions brought Molly self confidence and care. Molly afterwards dressed, talked and walked differently. A sparkle awakened in Mollly’s green eyes. Molly was noticed by other men. When she began to date around, Ben withdrew quietly. Molly…Continue
Added by WILSON F. ENGEL III on August 17, 2014 at 5:24 — No Comments
Snippet from Temporal Tome
Part II of the Botolf Chronicles
#Fantasy #Comedy #Novel
The Witch had much of what she needed for her spell already gathered in the house. The rest she could find in Sainsbury’s fruit and veg, and the last ingredient she located growing in a neighbour’s garden.
“Is it ready?” asked a Voice from nowhere.
“Almost,” replied the witch, “it takes an exact amount of stirring to prepare the brew, so…Continue
Added by Steve Downes on August 15, 2014 at 13:22 — No Comments
I have something of an obsession with theme parks and their ilk. I feel they can be the ultimate ground for immersing people in a story, transporting them outside their everyday life and into another world in a way that movies, video games and even books cannot quit manage.
What do you think?
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The Prime Minister of Great Britain was not a man given to rash decisions or indeed any decisions. After all, that was how he was chosen to be Prime Minister. The Civil Service felt safe in the knowledge that he would never make any real decisions for himself and certainly never consider a rash one.
“Are you sure this is the right thing to say?” asked the PM. Deep…Continue
Added by Steve Downes on August 12, 2014 at 14:21 — No Comments
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did you ever just have one of 'those' days?
Added by Steve Downes on August 6, 2014 at 21:54 — No Comments
The Botolf Chronicles: part 1 Cosmogonic Marbles (last day FREE today) & part 2 Temporal Tome (released this week)
"Mr Downes doesn't do mainstream and it is this that makes Cosmogonic Marbles worth reading. An instant classic? Well more like the snarling rage of Johnny Rotten wrapped up in quirky sense of humour."
Amazon Review of Cosmogonic Marbles
Added by Steve Downes on August 1, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments