HAL: Blog


June 6, 2018
Posted at 4:48 pm

People suggested a sequel, but I think the story finishes where it should, but someone was kind enough to suggest some extensions - more about each girl for example. So here it is.

Prof. Cotswald's School for Refined Ladies

May 10, 2018
Posted at 6:43 am

Just realised what an absolute mess this story was. I've tidied it up and reposted it.

Thirty Minutes

March 22, 2018
Posted at 9:55 am

Thanks to the ten people who responded. Interesting that the majority said the blog prompted them to read (or start and stop) the story - no such thing as bad publicity? One person told me why the scored it down; though several said why they thought it was marked down but didn't vote themselves. Thanks for the responses, but of course that doesn't mean their interpretation is correct.
I'm making no claims for my piece, but I would just point out that John Steinbeck won a Nobel prize for some of the best, and most depressing, literature about the depression. If we only eat sweets, we get fat; sometimes we have to eat meat (unless we are vegetarian :-) ) as well. Like I say - no claims for my piece, but then no-one said it was cr*p; people said it was too realistic. I'll get back to The Governor now ....

Thirty Minutes

March 21, 2018
Posted at 5:36 pm

Scored unusually low, even for me. I wonder why? I've received a few complimentary messages, but I'd be interested to know why some people voted it low too.

Fiona and Mike

March 16, 2018
Posted at 5:12 pm

Some people have found The Governor hard going in places due to his scatological preferences. In my defence, it isn't my fault that he turns out the way he does; he's just doing what comes naturally to him. Anyway, as an act of contrition, here's a nicer short story I wrote quickly whilst the idea was in my head.