BOOK REVIEW: OUTSIDERS by MICHAEL WYNN

The Blurb: DIY Private Investigation is not for the fainthearted. What could the inhabitants of a rural Essex village possibly know about hunting down and defeating a violent drugs gang? Where do you start? Why would you even contemplate starting? Unfortunately, for Julian Ashton and his tramp friend Wordsworth, they have no choice. Embarking innocently … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: OUTSIDERS by MICHAEL WYNN

EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK

'How about this... Americans harnessed electricity,...' 'Yes, very good, Mr. President.' '...we split the atom...' 'Well, sir, technically that was a New Zealander.' '...we gave the world the telephone...' 'That was a Scotsman, Sir' '...and the internet...' 'Tim Berners-Lee was an Englishman working in Switzerland.' '...we settled the Wild West...' 'Maybe don't highlight our record … Continue reading EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK

ATTACK OF THE KILLER CHICKENS

'Do you know the closest living relative of the dinosaur is?' Margarita sighed as little Nino stumbled through his favourite fact, delivered with glee every morning when they collected the eggs. 'No, what is it?' she played along. 'The chicken!' The boy laughed and started chasing after the group of hens in the yard, roaring … Continue reading ATTACK OF THE KILLER CHICKENS

GETTING BACK TO NORMAL

Archie stretched up and swung the hammer, managing to nudge the satellite dish. 'How about now?' he shouted through the window. Agnes checked the television. 'Still nothing.' Archie sighed. He was not going to miss the first live football match in four months because the satellite signal was on the blink. He made another lunge … Continue reading GETTING BACK TO NORMAL

THE BALLOON

Here he comes, full of bluster, just like his president. He wasn't ruining the holiday exactly, but every time that bellowing voice approached the pool area, the patrons visibly slumped. 'Mornin' y'all!' He hefted his great bulk onto a lounger. 'S'cuse me, boy! A little refreshment over here!' The pool boy reluctantly answered the beckoning … Continue reading THE BALLOON