Firstly, I must say that I have been overwhelmed by the responses to my wee stories I sporadically post here, so thank you everyone for your kindness and support. Secondly, and this is much more sinister, the yarns I have posted about the ghost on Slaughter Road have generated quite a lot of interest, particularly amongst those who actually live on the street itself. Well, read into this what you will, but, on the 22nd of April, which was last Friday, and on the 23rd of March, she was seen by two people. Neither has anything to do with one another incidentally. The times she was seen were roughly 11pm on the 23rd of March, and sometime around midnight on Friday/Saturday last week. Similar descriptions were told to me yesterday, and the thing that caused her to be seen, was the noise of bottles ‘clinking’ beside one house, and in front of the other, with the noise drawing both parties outside to investigate. One person thought that someone looking for cigarette butts was going through their bin, the other thought someone was coming down the side of their house with the notion of breaking in. What they both found, again, neither person has anything to do with the other, was an apparition of a skinny and relatively short girl. Apparently she was quite featureless, and the gender distinction came from her body shape, giving the appearance of wearing a dress. So there you go.
Moving on, a number of people have been asking when I am getting the ‘therebemonstershere.com’ collection of local short stories published? The simple answer is this – when I have enough material to start submitting to publishers. At the moment I have roughly 30,000 usable words put down, and I would like to get another 40,000 words down as well. Bringing that into relative terms, the word count for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is 76, 944 words. Basically I am half way.
Anyway, I will be able to getting editing of the existing work underway and in earnest tomorrow once the kids return to school. So there you go, and, hence, PLEASE send me more of your tales. I am beginning to get a bit desperate for material to be honest with you, to the point of extending the collection area beyond the Shires of M, DN, VP; a move I am would like to avoid.
Righto, that’s me, and cheers again to everyone. Click the picture above, some ‘Hoods action follows.
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