Monthly Archives: October 2012

Six Sentence Sunday #15

6 Sentence Sunday LogoHello again,

Thanks for reading last week and for the great feedback. This week I’ll take a break from Rani’s Right and offer something from my series of mind-game-based short stories. This six is from Extreme Programming. The title is named after a software development technique and the story popped into my head within seconds of first hearing the term many years ago. Here is the opening paragraph of Extreme Programming. Enjoy!

The suits led Dominic to an aircraft where a pilot was completing pre-flight checks. Dominic felt confident during the interview but the mysterious drive to what turned out to be this airfield caused him some unease. Why the two large men in black suits and sunglasses? It was standard practice for companies to put their candidates through tests to verify their skills and knowledge but what was this all about? Dominic needed to land this job. It was his last chance to convince his father-in-law-to-be that he was worthy of his daughter’s hand.

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Story Time

Hi All!

Thanks everyone who read and voted at the end of Chapter 7.

Time’s up! Voting is now closed.

Who’s idea was it to put Ruby in the list of options? Probably mine. Anyway, it looks like voters chose to have Ruby call up Rochelle even though it looks like she’s been stolen away by someone.

How’s this going to work? Aren’t there a few loose ends forming? Come back in a week or so to find out what happens in Chapter 8.

See you soon!

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Myki Tips – Make the Most of Your Pass

Myki

Myki is Melbourne’s new public transport ticketing system. It is a smart card system similar in intended function to London’s Oyster Card and Hong Kong’s Octopus. It is a smart card system similar in speed to a brick built into the base of your house. No, that’s a little unfair. When the reader actually does read your card it gives you just enough time to read the entire Myki user guide before it’s finished. Continue reading

Six Sentence Sunday #14

6 Sentence Sunday LogoSalutations, Six Sentence Sunday Seekers!

Thanks for reading last week and for the feedback. This week I continue with another snippet from my unfinished novel, Rani’s Right. Today’s instalment follows after this one when Sandy realises there is absolutely no point in trying to sleep on the plane. Enjoy! Continue reading

Rochelle’s Briefcase Chapter 7 Is Up

It’s been a while but I’ve finally got Chapter 7 up from my serial novel, Rochelle’s Briefcase on Story Time.

No excuses for the delay but I’ve worked on my part for another little project in the meantime and even though that was only a short bit I was still interested in the feedback and aftermath of it. Continue reading

Six Sentence Sunday #13

6 Sentence Sunday LogoG’day, Six Sentence Sunday Seekers! (About time I put up the logo, hey? Edit: Fixed the link!)

Thanks for reading last week and for the feedback. This week I continue with another snippet from my unfinished novel, Rani’s Right. Today’s instalment follows after this one and this one when Sandy was unexpectedly reunited with her old friend on a plane at Singapore’s Changi Airport. Enjoy! Continue reading

A Better Use For Traffic Cameras

The technology behind traffic safety cameras has come a long way in recent years. The government-sponsored traffic paparazzi started out as speed-triggered snappers of vehicle mug shots for the purpose of financially punishing the driver in order to make the roads a safer place to be. Allegedly. Then came the red-light cameras. Same story. Rather than generate revenue, it’s about time the cameras were used to actually make the roads safer. Continue reading