Thursday, 2 November 2017

Down Under

First, a word from our sponsors...

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And why?  Because preparations are underway for the Complete Style Awards in the latest part of Fresh Starts.

We also have a report of weekend events from A Wet Saturday...

The Cat Reviews some old photos...

Two women have a Revelation...

And finally, a late Halloween tale with the Changelings.

Oh - and allow me to share some photos that have inspired me at my Pinterest account  - https://za.pinterest.com/kevpickering/

I'll be back, as always God willing, in a week or two, but until then, I remain,

KP

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Of Dogs and Monsters

Well now - something I need to say first.  As some of you will have gathered from past ramblings, I tend to suffer from stress issues, and my writing is part of my way of dealing with those issues.  Recently, however, things have been getting on top of me, to the extent even my writing has been difficult and not the release it needs to be - and if you are looking for a reason for the gaps between updates, that's probably the number one reason.

I am trying to deal with that, but in the meantime please be patient as I try to get back on track.  Allow me this week to try and make up for it...

Starting with part 1 of Fresh Starts, as the ladies continue to celebrate Abby's birthday, but there are major revelations concerning Agnes, Susan and many others - not the least of which is the true identity of a major character in the world of Madame X...

And talking of her, a tale of Family Modesty...

And in the area of known characters, enjoy One Day at College...

I wish to pay tribute to the man known as Wwwarmachine, a star of the old Dreambook days, by taking a story he started (and someone else finished badly) and doing my version of The Photographer.

There's also a dose of The White Stuff...

And finally, welcome Marcos with the first part of The Wrong Choices - a very timely tale.

I will be back, God (and the Black Dog) Willing, next weekend, but for now I remain,

KP

Saturday, 30 September 2017

The thing about parties

is secrets will come out, and relationships change - as they do in the final part of Abigail's Party.

We also have a tale of home invasion for a Church Family and friend...

One woman has Memories of a Wet Autumn Day...

And a classic tale from the old Dreambooks of Truth or Dare.

More, as always God Willing, next week, but for now, I remain,

KP

Friday, 22 September 2017

Okay, so I said a weekly update

and it's been three weeks.  Mea Culpa - let me make it up to you, starting with some more short After School Special tales.

And a few new Mother and Daughter moments, where an announcement awaits.

The WABAC Machine has been back to School - Crime School.

And it is the Eighteenth birthday of Abigail de Ros in part 2 of Abigail's Party.

Finally, Bandit offers Claire's Submission - and awaits your comments.

We will be back, as always God Willing, next week, but for now I remain,

KP

Saturday, 2 September 2017

An Apology and An Announcement



Okay, I'm a little bit late with this one - but I do always say God willing...

In this case, however, it was a combination of work commitments and fighting off the black dog that led to the delay, and I can only apologise for that.  Especially to anyone who follows me on the TUG forum  I've left stories hanging there that I need to catch up on.

Anyway - updates.  and we start the story of Abigail's Party.  That's a name that is going to resonate with a few people - and trust me, it is appropriate, as you will see.

We also have another look into the writing process with The Fat Man Cometh...

The story of Kit's Big Night...

And finally, Maids of Dishonour will serve someone...

Now - as I may or may not have set, I have a form of dyslexia that means if I don't set firm targets and try to meet them, problems happen.  This month has been a reminder to me of that in many ways, so I need to reset targets - including this,

Starting now, we're going back to weekly updates on a Friday.  I don't know how many stories each week, but we have plans,

So, God willing, I'll be back next Friday.  Until then, I remain,

KP

Friday, 4 August 2017

We're all going on a summer holiday...

Well, actually I'm on mine, but anyway...

We start with a request from my co-writer on the Pussycat Gang stories, Jennifer Jay, to tell the tale of Catriona's Dilemma.

And talking dilemma's, Agnes and Sue face their own in the final part of To Be in England.

We're back in the Seventies with a Cozy little tale...

And from the sixties to the eighties, the first of a collection of After School stories.

Finally for this week, the first in a projected series of tales centred around Harper's Store.

I will be back, as always God Willing, on the 18th of August, but until then I remain,

KP

Friday, 21 July 2017

My thanks to you all

For the birthday wishes last week.  They were most appreciated.

So we kick off this week with Ama's revelation in To Be in England and the aftermath...

Madame X extends an Invitation...

And we have a peek at the writing process in The Maltese Budgerigar...

Some Mother and Daughter Moments...

The Gentlemen Robbers treat some women With Respect...

And finally, Objects of Beauty fulfil a Mature Order.

I'll be back, as always God Willing, on the 4th of August, but for now I remain,

KP