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Pagham-on-Sea: Werewolf Fashion

If you're not playing #WipWorldBuilders this month, the theme is FASHION and PHILOSOPHY and the prompt card is here, and available via the hosts' and guest host's accounts. I've suggested prompts for this November, when the theme is FOLKLORE and ART. What will October be? We'll find out soon! Fashion in Pagham-on-Sea is as in… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: Werewolf Fashion

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Overheard in Pagham-on-Sea

There is now a dedicated Twitter account, @OverheardPoS, for all those random things you might overhear around town, plus scraps of related prose. I'm using the prompts from #vss365 (vss is the abbreviation for very short story); #ConverStory (no dialogue tags, dialogue only, so perfect for 'overheard' snippets); #BraveWrite, #HorrorPrompt and occasionally some others like… Continue reading Overheard in Pagham-on-Sea

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Pagham-on-Sea: Famous Women

This post features some famous historical women in Pagham-on-Sea! I'll do three of my favourites who deserve short stories/novellas/novels of their own. These three are all 19-20thCs.   Eglantine Valmai Pritchard (1895-1993)Miss Pritchard was born in Llanfairfechan, Wales, and moved to Pagham-on-Sea to be near to brother as he convalesced after the Great War. Her… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: Famous Women

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Pagham-on-Sea: Cryptids & the Unexplained

Cryptids, Myths and LegendsDoes the Paghamverse have cryptids? Of course it does! Butchers can't serve them without a licence. It's possible that they came into being when other creatures crossed over from other dimensions into ours. One of these is the angelic legion of Nature, known as the Bél. The Bél are essentially anthro, and… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: Cryptids & the Unexplained

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Fairies in the Pagham-verse: Hiraeth and Cynefin

Cadair Bran is not the only Welsh-based idea I've been playing with. I would love to have a dystopian, post-apocalyptic SciFi version of Wales that isn't magical (ok, maybe has elements of magical realism). But I also want to find more magic in the places I grew up, the places where I live now, the… Continue reading Fairies in the Pagham-verse: Hiraeth and Cynefin