‘Tis almost October

Which, of course, means on this side of the world, that Spring has arrived and is in full swing.

Perhaps not quite the news the hay-fever sufferers want to hear, but it does mean everything in the garden will start to grow again, and, worst luck, also the weeds.

But, it is getting close to the end of the month, and it has been a reasonably good one.


My private detective, Harry Walthenson, is working stolidly on his new case, and is up to episode 27, with another ready to be published soon.

The latest episode is here:  https://bit.ly/3dTFvkL


My serialised stories are progressing, and I’m striving to upload a new episode for each at least once a fortnight.  However, far various reasons, nothing has been been published for about four or five months, but this hiatus is now over, and new episodes will be published in the next week.

The other thing that I’ve been working on, basically in those five minutes or so from when my head hits the pillow, till the moment I’m asleep, is titles for each of the stories.

For the first, currently labelled with ‘I’ve always wanted to go on a treasure hunt’, I’ve been toying with the word ‘map’ and something witty, like ‘A Map to Trouble’, but it’s not exactly attention-getting.  Perhaps the search for the treasure is metaphorical for searching for a better life, for each of the characters in the story, might lead to a more suitable title.

The latest episode is here:  https://bit.ly/2Svt2gg

For the second, currently labelled with ‘What happens after an action-packed start’, it started in the desert, and ended in a dusty, desolate village in Africa.  I’d like to have the word ‘Redemption’ in it.  It’s now finished, and a title will be found.

The last episode is here:  https://bit.ly/2Yxnh1k

The others need more thought, as yet, and I know a title will pop out at me as I get further along with the story.

Just another surveillance job episode 43 is here:  https://bit.ly/3gjGHA8

and a story inspired by Castello Di Briolio episode 41 is here:  https://bit.ly/3gzcYly


There’s two new episodic stories coming, another one set during World War 2, involving a rescue, and one dealing with the investigation of a crime with a suspect that has all three criteria to be the number one suspect, and might be called, ‘Motive, Means, and Opportunity’.

Another, started on a whim after watching an episode of Star Trek on TV, is called ‘I always wanted to see the planets’, and will have my vision of extra-terrestrials eventually, and is up to episode 34 and can be found here:  https://bit.ly/3kCpXGF

Also the ‘Being Inspired, Maybe’ stories are continuing, the latest story, Number 139 has been published here:  https://bit.ly/3j664Wf

And the next will be available in a day or so.  The stories are the fun part of my week, as they usually get written while I’m waiting to collect my youngest granddaughter from school.

As for the novels, one is at the editor, and one is in mid-re-write.

If only there were more hours in a day!!!

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