Category Archives: story

The owl wasn’t really unexpected…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s confused film star is Moger Roore. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, a few days ago dear reader, I showed a photograph of some preliminary pencil drawings depicting some steps, or a staircase, and I waffled on about them … Continue reading

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Gomez grasped a heavy idol to hurl…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one running out of the art gallery being chased by an angry attendant after touching eight of the paintings simultaneously. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It seems ages, dear reader, since I have shown you something … Continue reading

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Now, what does this remind me of?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s lost plectrum is the one eventually discovered behind an ormolu clock on a marble mantelpiece in the Palace of Versailles. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dear reader, you may have noticed that over the past few months I have … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the Starship Enterprise. It is a ridiculously bad pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Day 38: Still stuck in the ice. Crew restless and muttering. Northern Lights this a.m. Chipping ice … Continue reading

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I really must cut down on the TV forensics…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s anaconda is the one coiled up around the surprisingly unimpressive statue of Amy Johnson in Dulltown city centre. (click) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Although the scientific cleverness and the puzzle-solving does intrigue and engage my interest a bit, … Continue reading

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So Dave, why do you bother with the drawings?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a month or two ago: …she (Martha) imagined quite vividly and realistically how he would raise his eyebrows on seeing his … Continue reading

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The rush of air from the influng door…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s porcupine is the one trying on cashmere jumpers in Harrods and ruining them all. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, it’s strange, it’s weird, and it’s eerie! It’s another of those Badger Books from my modest collection. British science … Continue reading

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