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Are You One Of The Few?

Centuries after the collapse of the modern world, in a future where reading is a religion reserved for a select caste, a new and charismatic leader has emerged to lead the burgeoning Cult of Ignorance and war is on the horizon. In the wilds between the cities where weaponized weather stalks the land, tribes have developed their own peculiar ways of living and something new and deadly is evolving that could threaten everything and everyone.
For Charlie, growing up safely behind the walls of the Librabbey, the world beyond is little more than a story in a book. When she decides to set off across the Between to find her parents she must rely on friends made along the way and the protection of a mysterious clockwork man.
Can Charlie and her family avoid the dangers, both human and other, and when threats are so numerous will the few survive?

Few is the first title in the Few and Far Between trilogy.

What Lies Between?

War has arrived and the Cult of Ignorance is scouring the land with a new and deadly weapon. Even the tranquil White Isle is no longer safe and, with her father desperately ill, Charlie and her companions must leave their happy life and travel North. Their, and the whole country’s, only hope lies with a mythical tribe who still know the old ways. But the Northerners may not even exist and, if they do, how will Charlie reach them behind the great Swirl Wall? Charlie has travelled this land before – but this time the cities are not safe and there are monsters in the ruins, so she must brave the wilds of the Between. Here she will find both help and danger in unexpected places and from strange and wonderful people. But who can she trust when even the loyalty of her faithful robot is in doubt? Lies and truth, men and machines, friends and foes. Or something between?

Between is the second title in the Few and Far Between trilogy.

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Look at me #writing #shortstories! A great way to try out different styles, but they all seem to end up slightly autobiographical. (Alright, maybe not the one about the futuristic robot woman, or the 18th Century priest, but some.) #sciencefiction #iamwriting

Sussex is fresh and sunny at last. I was getting fed up of the headache-inducing pre-storm clamminess of the last week. #summerishere

I can't remember people's names (often identified by their dogs), road names, plant names, etc - yet I can remember the poetry of Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz from Hitchhikers. Go figure.
'Oh freddled gruntbuggly, thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee.'

Busy old time atm. Working for a wellbeing/education charity - lots of (unpaid) hours! However #iamwriting ... first draft of the first story in a collection done. Plus new illustrations for old poems.

I've had time to do a bit of drawing! Another pic to go with a poem for a collection later this year ... #iamdrawing #iamwriting