Monthly Archives: December 2014

Along came a spider

It turns out that John’s brush with the supernatural in the shape of the Lighthazzles witch isn’t the end of the matter. On arriving home he stables his horse and goes upstairs to change, surprised to find in his washstand … Continue reading

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The very witching hour of day

John in this fragment is going bad, tempted by the lawyer’s faithful agent, the Devil. He has a brush with the supernatural, to which his rationality has no answers, only that it’s one more shade of grey to add to … Continue reading

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Writing by Candlelight

  For my attorney hero, John Eagle, I am trying out a new voice (first person present tense) from a standpoint nearly 40 years on from events portrayed in An Uncommon Attorney. The year is 1830. John is an old … Continue reading

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