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Two Pistols Pariah and his adventures on the Merry Sue

A bit of background. Every night my youngest asks me “What should I dream about?” For the last four years or so, I’ve come up with a dream for her. Most of the dreams centre around the world of Faraway, something that I created for my eldest 8 years ago, and which involves, Gnomes, all the types of Fairies, Grindleys, Gremlins and other sundry items.

Tonight I say, “Dream about a Gnome bounty hunter, who’s hunting a Gnome that’s making Black Mushroom Beer and selling it to Grindleys.” As soon as I said it, I just knew that I had to make a note of that.

I ran downstairs – not literally, that would be dangerous – and make a note in my dragon skin – yes, real dragon skin, I got it from the land of Faraway, to which only I have access – note book. Then I drew a picture of the airship that he and his party members lived on, the Merry Sue. Then, I got my iPad, logged onto this blog and did some more typing and some character description.

I now have;

Main POV – Two Pistols Pariah, the Gnome Bounty Hunter
Sidekick – Whipsaw, a Tree Fairy
Enginair – Stokes, a Gnome enginair.
Cabin Boy – Jiggledash Rapidpuff
Ship – Merry Sue
Battle Mouse – Gnippah

Thank God I’ve already got a damn world designed for this stuff! To be honest, I can’t wait to surprise them with this story.

The Merry Sue, battered and worn, but with one of the most powerful engines there is. I know, I need to add the damn engines, and a chimney stack.

The Merry Sue, battered and worn, but with one of the most powerful engines there is. I know, I need to add the damn engines, and a chimney stack.

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.


One thought on “Two Pistols Pariah and his adventures on the Merry Sue

  1. Reblogged this on Matthew Sylvester.


    Posted by mattsylvester | March 11, 2013, 11:20 pm

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