Merry Christmas! Plus a new story online and a genealogy tweak.
I hope Christmas Day went well for everyone and you’re now suffering the traditional Boxing Day after-effects (full, bloated, slightly hung-over).
For the site updates, let’s start with genealogy. As mentioned last week, my aunt has provided some minor corrections to the LOWE data:
- The original Zachariah LOWE is not from Staffordshire on the 1841 census.
- His place of origin on the 1861 census is probably “Paines Lane”, Shropshire (now St George’s, Telford).
I have made the changes to the LOWE page but Parries Lane / Paines Lane hasn’t been corrected on the associated report. I’m waiting for more results on the mysterious Zachariah LOWE.
In writing news, not much continues to happen. Another one of my stories available on site, Baba Yaga, was part of the Christmas Day treat overload on the TTA Press advent calendar [External Link]. Again, you don’t need to go there to link to my story but there are quite a few other lovely flash fictions available from the Christmas post. The collection of links can be found here: [External Link]. Also, don’t forget the alternative advent calendar that can be printed out here: [External Link]. Meanwhile, I’m nibbling away at the latest method in 25 Ways to Kill A Werewolf (set in Alex Jones’ world but not containing her) and have several short stories out looking for new homes. As predicted, I didn’t get as much as I’d like done due to a combination of procrastination and sorting out for yesterday’s celebrations. But in an effort to make myself look productive, I offer you the following after-Christmas present: Sanctuary. Remember, a human being is for life, not just for Christmas.