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Blaise Maximillian & the Orphan Robber

The Bitter Peace had come six months ago, but you wouldn’t have known it looking at the people that surrounded Detective Inspector Blaise Maximillian. Even now, they scurried along the streets, lean-faced, most wearing the ration-issue uniform of the Imperial Volunteer Workers Corps. The yellow skin of Canary Disease marked many as having worked in … Continue reading

iPod Short – Blaise Maximillian & the German Captain

This iPod short was written entirely on the way home from work. Thirty minutes of walking and typing as I did. Even after a year’s passing, the Bitter Peace still stuck in the national craw of the British, and especially the English. 1922 April 23rd, St. George’s Day. The day when the Great Struggle came to … Continue reading

Loake, the benchmark for customer service

Four years ago, I landed my dream job. I become Technical Consultant and Features Editor for the four largest martial arts magazines in Europe. One of my columns was named Brutally Honest. Basically, it was a product review column. I would take one item and put it through its paces. This literally involved blood, sweat … Continue reading

iPod Short – Blaise Maximillian & the suit

There was something about wearing a suit that Blaise loved. It didn’t matter that everyone owned one, that most men wore aspects of a suit no matter what time of the day, there was just something about them. He wondered whether it was the soft feel of the wool, or the slightly rougher feel of the … Continue reading

iPod Shorts – Utilising dead time – Blaise Maximillian

When I can, I walk to work. When I walk, I write. I used to write on my Nokia E71, but then a close friend gave me an iPod Touch and, since discovering the notes, I haven’t looked back. In fact, as mentioned in my previous post, I wrote most of Shattered Lands: Torquemaster Rising … Continue reading

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