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Time to retire the site

posted 12 Jun 2019, 00:22 by M Juschke   [ updated 12 Jun 2019, 00:32 ]

Due to certain circumstances, this site will soon be retired.
In preparation I have disabled access to most of my content.

On to new adventures!

posted 6 Jun 2017, 08:05 by M Juschke   [ updated 6 Jun 2017, 08:05 ]

Main re-edit of Operation Lumi'nor is now complete. It's 23000 words lighter, and POV has been cleaned up.

Time to for Laura and her friends to embark on the next adventure in their quest to unlock the Tal'ori'gan mystery.
To Novel #2 and beyond!

Back to writing

posted 28 May 2017, 05:37 by M Juschke   [ updated 6 Jun 2017, 08:05 ]

After spending the last four months rehearsing, and performing in Roleystone Theatre's production of Oklahoma, it's time to get back to spending serious time on writing, or initially - editing. Decided last year that I needed to re-edit my first novel before embarking on the sequel. No changes to the story, just eliminating unnecessary bloat, and characters that don't really add anything. Almost done, and looking forward to meeting up with my friends in their new chapters of adventure.

Graffiti on a Wall (Spoken Word Poem)

posted 12 Dec 2016, 22:33 by M Juschke   [ updated 12 Dec 2016, 22:35 ]

Another thoughtful poem performed by the talented Ashleigh Renee.

#spokenword #poetry #PoetrySlam

A Piece of Paper (Spoken Word Poem)

posted 2 Nov 2016, 23:37 by M Juschke   [ updated 2 Nov 2016, 23:38 ]

An inspiring poem written and performed by an inspiring young woman.

#spokenword #poetry #PoetrySlam

A Brother's Deed

posted 2 Nov 2016, 23:35 by M Juschke   [ updated 2 Nov 2016, 23:36 ]

A Bother's Deed is available for free download for iTunes, Kindle, in ePub and PDF.

Change of Title

posted 16 Sep 2016, 02:26 by M Juschke   [ updated 16 Sep 2016, 02:27 ]

My upcoming short story "Brother Shooter", has been renamed to "A Brother's Deed", and significantly rewritten.

Newsletter finally out

posted 24 Aug 2016, 00:38 by M Juschke   [ updated 16 Sep 2016, 02:25 ]

Well, this blog is a bit neglected.... Just as well my main job isn't blogging.

Anyway. My newsletter finally arrived a few weeks ago. The first edition was sent to my mailing list at the start of August, and the September edition is in progress. If you would like to receive the newsletter, subscribe, it's free.

I promise I will not sell my list, and I won't send you loads of advertising or 'buy my book' posts. All you will get is the newsletter, announcements when I have a new short story or book out, or when I have a give-away (such as the June Smashwords promotion where you could have downloaded my novel for free).

"Short-term" worker retiring after 43 years of faithful service

posted 3 May 2016, 01:48 by M Juschke   [ updated 16 Sep 2016, 02:04 ]

When he took his first job in the food industry in 1973, it was supposed to be a short-term position. He knew they were looking for someone with better qualifications, but hadn't been able to find anyone.
When his expected replacement failed to materialise even after several years, he assumed the boss was happy, and so he just kept on working. The position was good, and he was happy. His spot in the food-prep area had a bit of a view through the main door, and the work pressure was much less than the guys slaving in the dark back corners.
He had a few scares over the years with injuries that could easily have rendered him unfit for work, but due to expert care, paid for by his boss, he always quickly recovered and returned to duty. Rumour has it, though, that he was always worried that he might be deemed redundant, or might become useless. So he never took holidays, except when the entire side was forced to take time off due to a major incident at the last station. He also never took a sickie, and only ever reported ill when it was a genuine emergency.

Today he had to retire.
His health had been in decline, and the doctor had warned that in his state the risk of sustaining a potentially fatal injury was significant.
After lengthy consideration, it was decided that the best course of action was to finally extract him from his lifetime position.

So after 43 years, my last remaining baby tooth finally clocked off from work.
He will now be enjoying his retirement on a comfortable piece of cloth in a transparent case with 360 degree views :-)

baby tooth picture

Dawn of the Jarlinth Heroes

posted 25 Jan 2016, 01:40 by M Juschke   [ updated 25 Jan 2016, 01:42 ]

Scifi short story "Dawn of the Jarlinth Heroes" is now available for free from Smashwords.

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