The Rings Of Saturn – Chapter 8

Last week Manu engaged in a strange nightbound union with Agnes and Katarina. Unsure of their relationship with one another, they somehow know that they are bound to Edouardo in some way, and that this is the thread that connects them. When Manu approaches him, the old artist reveals his plans: an art exhibition, hisContinue reading “The Rings Of Saturn – Chapter 8”

The Rings Of Saturn – Chapter 6

Last week Em began work as the amanuensis of Edourado del Bosques, and meditated upon the horrors of growing old, and how the old view the young. Would even the great ones be resentful to those in the flushes of youth? This week, Emmanuel joins his mentor at a dinner in Madrid, where he seesContinue reading “The Rings Of Saturn – Chapter 6”

The Rings Of Saturn – Chapter 2

Last week Emmanuel, a failed artist, began a series of epistolary correspondence to a woman from a previous life in London. His letters related his abandonment of London for Madrid, where he planned to drink himself to death. His plans were stalled when he ran into his artistic hero, Edourado del Bosques, in Room 67Continue reading “The Rings Of Saturn – Chapter 2”

The Gigantomachy Of Antonios Costas, Chapter 6

Last week, tensions were heightened in the sinkhole dig as whispers of a malevolent force being the cause of the accident made their way through the camp. This week, Antonios and his friends consider the merits of such superstitious claims, and Medas pays a visit on Antonios in the night. We stopped for the night.Continue reading “The Gigantomachy Of Antonios Costas, Chapter 6”

The Gigantomachy Of Antonios Costas, Chapter 5

Last week, Antonios and Medas met up with fellow academics Albert Winston and Helena Papidou at the bottom of the Athenian sinkhole. In the wake of the accident they saw investigations are conducted, but whispers hurry through the workforce that something unexplainable caused it. The tunnel was cordoned off for the day as the accidentContinue reading “The Gigantomachy Of Antonios Costas, Chapter 5”

Agency: Not Just For Characters

One word which crops up time and again among writers’ groups is agency. You gotta make sure your characters have agency. Your characters can be good, bad, ugly, beautiful, have a myriad of character tics, discourse markers and fascinating mannerisms, but without agency, they’re just cardboard cutouts, shadows of what they could and should be.

Resurgam: Chapter 8 and Epilogue

So, we reach the end of the road for Vivienne and Ignatius. After the traumatic events of last chapter, Vivienne tries moving on, but has one last encounter with the mysterious cabal in the shadows of London. The next day was broiling, roasting, as if the sun sought vengeance for some wrong it had suffered.Continue reading “Resurgam: Chapter 8 and Epilogue”

Resurgam: Chapter 7

Vivienne is all in. Having been shown things that are mysterious and inexorable, she takes the plunge and sees what lies behind Ignatius’s facade, and in doing so witnesses something horrific. In a narrow alley just off Cheapside a small church sat by an even smaller livery building. The evening heat hadn’t been helped byContinue reading “Resurgam: Chapter 7”

Resurgam: Chapter 6

Vivienne remains unconvinced of her former mentor Robert’s arguments in favour of the rational. The empiricist in her knows to believe what she sees, but the rationalist in her still fights this instinct. Work loses its favour for her. Science seems foggy. She is invited to a conference and meets somebody she does not expectContinue reading “Resurgam: Chapter 6”