Juggling Balls: Episode 17

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 14   ‘Professor Stewart?’ ‘No.’ ‘Well, who…?’ ‘Chief Inspector Lever. And you are?’ ‘Bloody confused.’ ‘I beg your pardon?’ ‘I’m confused.’ Martin glanced around the room. It looked like a typical academic office, or – rather – what he would expect a typical academic office to look like: namelyContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 17”

Juggling Balls: Episode 16

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 13   He stepped onto the grass and looked around. The buildings stood square and silent around the small rectangle of grass. He noticed some steps leading down to, what he presumed, could be a boiler room. There was another hand-written sign on the door at the bottom ofContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 16”

Sex Weasel Spanners

It is not often that I write about my extensive – and rather enviable – collection of Sex Weasel Spanners, and today will be no exception. Frankly, the use of Sex Weasel Spanners is a matter best left to us experts, and I don’t want to be held responsible for any misuse of these precisionContinue reading “Sex Weasel Spanners”

Juggling Balls: Episode 15

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 12   Martin checked his map once more. This was definitely the right building. He found it hard to concentrate on the map Hermione had printed out, and the route Lisa had drawn for him on it, because one thought kept creeping back to dominate his mind. Could heContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 15”

Secret Services

Sometimes it gets like that. But perhaps this is not the time or the place to discuss such matters, especially when they could be watching. After all, we know they are out there, don’t we? Watching our every move, recording everything we say… or do. You think that thing you do with the watermelon andContinue reading “Secret Services”

Juggling Balls: Episode 14

Go to Episode 1 Chapter 11   The others were all standing around watching the TV as Martin entered the room. ‘What’s goi…?’ ‘Ssssh…. Sorry, ssssh sir!’ ‘Ssssh.’ ‘I was jus….’ ‘Ssssh!’ Sam turned up the volume on the TV. ‘…pictures live from the scene, our reporter Grant Penrose.’ ‘Thank… you…. Angela,’ the reporter saidContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 14”

Juggling Balls: Episode 12

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 9   ‘Why now?’ Lisa said as she and Martin stood outside the supermarket doorway, watching Sam trying to wrestle a trolley free from the, seemingly welded-together, rest of the trolley herd. Martin held up the list so Lisa could re-read the message at the beginning of it.  Continue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 12”

The Thing with the Tongue

There was a time… No, hang on… there were a couple of times. Obviously, I am not including those other times, because there would be far too many of those to recall. Hundreds… maybe thousands of times. After all, it has been a fair few years now, and you do get the hang of itContinue reading “The Thing with the Tongue”

Juggling Balls: Episode 10

Go to Episode 1   Chapter 7 – Part 3   There was a tap at the door and Mandy came in carrying a mug of tea. ‘I’m ever so sorry about what happened. I can’t think how I managed to drop that other mug,’ she said. ‘I couldn’t find any clean mugs, so IContinue reading “Juggling Balls: Episode 10”

When it Came

It came out if the forest like a thingy coming out of the undergrowth with all its doodahs resplendent in the morning, thingamabobs glistening. ‘Oh, my gods,’ the guard on the wall screamed. ‘It’s a bloody wossname! It’s coming this way. Now!’ The captain of the guard, buckling his breastplate as he ran, clambered upContinue reading “When it Came”

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