Is watching Rose Tyler work for Birgitte, with a very young (time-travelling?) Greg Proops as one of the New Democrat MPs.
But Lars Hesselboe probably deserves a dose of daleks.
- Dr. Qwig's School of Dark Science by LB Thomas (http://www.everydayfiction.com/dr-qwig
- Pond King by Amy R. Biddle (http://www.everydayfiction.com/pond-ki
- Buried by Kevin D Humphries (http://www.everydayfiction.com/buried-b
- Frail Men of Metal and Bone by Beth Cato (http://www.everydayfiction.com/frail-m
- Bit-U-Men by Maria Dahvana Headley (http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fict
- Death and the Hobbyist by Sean Williams (http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fict
- The Last Body by Yuliya (http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-las
- Dude by Katherine Hart (http://www.everydayfiction.com/dude-b
- The Wrong Foot by Stephanie Burgis (http://dailysciencefiction.com/fant
- The Oregon Trail Diary of Willa Porter by Andy Marino (http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/11/t
- Feature Development for Social Networking by Benjamin Rosenbaum (http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/11/fea
- And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill’s Side by James Tiptree, Jr. (http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fict
- The First Stone by Wren Wallis (DSF)
- Scents by Todd Thorne (http://www.everydayfiction.com/scents-b
- Big to Small by L.A. Fields (http://www.everydayfiction.com/big-to-s
- The Turing Test by Beth Revis (http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fict
- Final Inspection by Afalstein JD Kloosterman (DSF)
- No Animals were Harmed… by Suzanne Conboy-Hill (http://www.everydayfiction.com/no-anim
- The Alternative Electrician by Jonathan Pinnock (http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-alt
- Adventure Rocketship! #1 (K)
On my way home this evening, I crossed the zebra crossing and started to walk up the little pedestrian access around the bike racks outside of SCS sofas, 'cos I like to stare at the sofas after dark. There's a pair of legs visible, sticking out from the round the corner. No movement. I'm a tad nervous at approaching: a fortnight ago, I nearly tripped over a gentleman sleeping rough beside the furniture store on the other side of the road, and disturbing someone's sleep isn't a good thing (and I felt like I was intruding into his bedroom). But my gut feeling was that there was something wrong. The bike jammed against the legs rather confirmed this.
The young man (boy, even, 16 or 17 at the very most), W--, was conscious, just, but not moving. He said his neck hurt and he couldn't move his arm. He was, but for being tangled in his bike, pretty much in recovery position, breathing, in fact coughing and wheezing painfully. I didn't move him. I sat with him and reached in my bag for my phone--which was in my coat pocket hanging up in the hallway at home.
I stood up. Looked round. No cyclists coming along the road. No pedestrians. Precious few cars and I was a bit leery of flagging one down. It was after closing up time for the stores and the security guards' offices on both bits of retail park were dark and shut up for the night. I considered jumping up and down in front of a CCTV camera.
Instead, I crossed the road, went to the first house with a light on, which was fortunately just opposite, and I could see a woman inside. So I knocked on the door, asked for help pretty incoherently, and two very helpful men, A-- and his friend, came out, phones in hand, and we rang for help. And kept W-- talking, including getting his mum's phone number out of him. A--'s friend went back to their house and fetched blankets.
The paramedic went into the wrong bit of carpark and had to be chased. We left W-- with the paramedic, A-- taking the bike into safekeeping, and the ambulance on its way.
I'm sure W-- will be patched up fine. I feel so sorry for his mum haring off to Addenbrooke's to find out what's happened to him.
Tea, now, much tea, and then, maybe, wine.
- Muscles by Cheryl S. Levinson (http://www.everydayfiction.com/musc
- The Underground by Rebecca Birch (http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-und
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (K)
- The Death of Me by Jonathan L. Howard (http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/09/t
- Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St. Mary's Series) by Jodi Taylor (K)*
- Daisy Miller by Henry James (G)
- What Maisie Knew by Henry James (G)
- Washington Square by Henry James (G)
- The Secret by Joe Zabel (http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-sec
- How He Likes Me to Dress by Sarah Salway (http://www.everydayfiction.com/how-he-l
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (K)
- Why We Eat the Dead by Jason Marc Harris (http://www.everydayfiction.com/why-we-e
- Snapshot of a Bureaucrat by Ben M. Wolk (http://www.everydayfiction.com/snapsho
- A Different Kind of Reality by Ellen Hiller (http://www.everydayfiction.com/a-diffe
- The Aspern Papers by Henry James (G)
- Becca at the End of the World by Shira Lipkin (http://www.apex-magazine.com/becca-at-t
- Speed Demon and Clockwork Dancer by JR Hume (http://www.everydayfiction.com/speed-d
- The Grim Rufus by Peter Wood (http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-gri
- Maybe Someday by Madeline Mora-Summonte (http://www.everydayfiction.com/maybe-s
- Owl Mitts
- Kindle Cover
- Reynard Hat
- Sloe burn
- Southern Tenant Folk Union gig
- Megson (+ The Young 'Uns) gig
- Dr Who + History talk
- Dystopias talk
* How could I not read a book recommended by both Looby Loo and tamaranth?
A chicken carcass slowly simmering on the lovely warm stove.
(via a colleague of M's, and the poor girl's the sole survivor of a little foxy business)
I was just reminded--by the sudden rocketing of a small white fluff ball the length of the house and back--that I've not documented this summer's ups and downs in the Little cat's life. So, briefly (and as much to remind me when next at the vee ee tee):
- Late May b'hol, the inevitable trip to the vet with bloody urine (ultrasound [nowt found], rehydrating at surgery) (weight down)
- Early July, a kitten in a puddle of urine so dilute it can't have hit the sides on its way through the cat (change of diet) (weight down)
- Late summer b'hol, cystitis (pain killlers, glucosamine) (weight down)
- Last week, ditto. (but, weight up a tad)
Roll on colder weather as it always perks her up.
We're still giving subcutaneous fluids a couple of times a week and the changed diet and glucosamine will continue. High maintenance little lady is still full of a determined will to live, tho' she wobbles a bit now and then, and she falls over if you brush past her with dressing gown or long skirt.
- Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch (K)
- Rotten Row by Chaz Brenchley (K)
- Regicide by Nicholas Royle
- The Fellowship of the Ring by J R R Tolkien
- Once upon a Time in Deadbone by Sam Bellotto Jr (http://www.everydayfiction.com/once-up
- Medieval Comic Tales, ed. Derek Brewer
What I hate most about migraine is my unwished for ability to smell a flea's fart from the next county.