Pagham-verse, The Crows, world building

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

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Pagham-on-Sea: The Town Historian

I've been playing the Twitter hashtag game, #WIPWorldBuilders, for a few months now, and my threads get loooong. So here's a blog post with all the stuff I've now made kind of canon about my world! Let's start with HISTORY and MONSTERS from January 2019. @skthproductions and I are so excited to announce our calendar… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: The Town Historian

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Folklore of Pagham-on-Sea: The Meteor (Part 1)

The following folklore is, like Pagham-on-Sea, entirely fictional.  A Medieval Account of the Meteor Strike, c.1189 Chronica Maiora (Anonymous monk of Fairwood Abbey, a Benedictine foundation of 1165, dissolved 1532) trans. and ed. Harold Bishop, (Basingstoke University Press, 1973) In the days of the Romans, a hairy-tailed star fell from heaven and struck the ground… Continue reading Folklore of Pagham-on-Sea: The Meteor (Part 1)

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The Doctor Will See You Now

Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte  Miss Charlotte sits behind her desk, the wood covered in tiny tally marks gouged into the paint. Everything is clinical, white. The only personal item is a mug featuring a cartoon devil and the legend: I'd Tell You To Go To Hell But I Work There. It is pristine, but gathering… Continue reading The Doctor Will See You Now