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Friday, 22 August 2014

Naming a Dwarf

This is the piece of Flash Fiction I wrote on Thursday. I forgot to put it on on Friday (it is 00.08 here in the UK) but I'll still tweet it for #FlashFriday.

Naming a Dwarf

Two dwarves appear by a water cooler, one was Sid from The Crying Pennant.

"Aye aye," aye ayed Sid as he eyed the other dwarf, "who are you?"

"I'm the dwarf policeman from Hunting for Squink."

"So what's your name then?"

"I don't have a name yet, the Author is writing this piece of flash fiction so that he can create a name for me and then use me in the card game he's designing."

"Oh, what's your real name then?"


"That sounds like a cross between Balin and Gloin."

"What's your name then?"

"Why everyone knows me, I'm Sid the dwarf."

"Oh," ohed the dwarf policeman as he got a drink of water.

"Can't you use your real name?"

"It's not up to me, it's up to the Author."

"Do you want to use your real name?"

"It would make things simpler."

So I made things simple, I called him Bloin.

"You also made Arthur," quipped Sid, "he's simple as well!"

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Tweet it

I wrote a piece of flash fiction this morning, I shall put it on my blog tomorrow and Tweet it for #FlashFriday.

I also typed in about 100 words and worked on my card game again. Something seems to be happening with it, I'll let you know.

Today's joke is.

I made up some jokes about chimneys, a stack of them. The first one's on the house!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

King of Hearts

I typed in 366 words yesterday. Today I got a good idea for the Arth card game so have been working on that. I have chosen three different combat systems. One of them is based on playing cards so I am selection the characters to match with them. King Arthur is the King of hearts, Arianne the queen etc.

Today's joke it Tim Vine's winning one from the Edinburgh festival:

I sold my vacuum cleaner, well it was only gathering dust!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014


Attack on Thera is finally for sale at Amazon. The cover does not look so good small but when you see the larger version it looks fine. I decided to stop procrastinating and put it on. I also tried to type a little of SAASA 4 in but realised I had already typed that bit in. I'll check what I've done already before I start typing in today.

Typing, sounds like a Taiwanese ping pong player!

Saturday, 16 August 2014


I tried looking at my card game today, I just got confused about the stats I'll need for the combat system. Maybe I'll rest a bit and see what I can come up with next week.

Today's misheard pun is:

"Do not Tribble yourself."

"What, you mean dress up like one of those furry blobs from Star Trek?"

"I said Trouble..."

"Well that's the Trouble with Tribbles..."

Friday, 15 August 2014

Arth card game

Since the other day I have had the desire to create a P n P card game. I started designing an Arth CCG just after I wrote the first book in the Arth series. So I thought I would develop a card game, that I can give away as a Print n Play, based on the Arth series. I have been coming up with lots of ideas.

Today's joke is:

What must you know to be an auctioneer? Lots!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

P n P

I managed to write 250 words in Waitrose today. More than I was planning to do. I did plan to do some typing in yesterday but played some P n P card games and helped a friend with a flyer she has to hand out.

Today's joke is:

Installing a fan can be a breeze.