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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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 →
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 →
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 →
G’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 →
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 →
Thanks for reading last week and for the feedback. This week I continue with a snippet from my unfinished novel, Rani’s Right. Today’s instalment follows after this one and is nothing exciting but something I whipped up this week, to be honest, to explain the different forms of her name used throughout the story. It might stay in there . Enjoy! Continue reading →
Jennifer M Eaton has set a challenge. She wanted to write a story but didn’t – sort of. So she invited her blog readers to help her. She wrote the first couple of hundred words and handed the task to the next person who would do the same. This will continue weekly until the ever-growing list of interested writers is exhausted… No, that will never happen.
Anyway, this week it’s my turn. This has certainly proved a challenge. I signed up after only reading Part One so I was jumping in blind. I quickly discovered the story became one of fairies and magical stuff. Not what I usually write so it’s been very different. Continue reading →