Running Shoo – Episode 87

I’m not going to win any prizes for my archery that’s for sure. After a morning and an afternoon of practice however, I could get the bolts to go approximately where I wanted. There’s a knack to it. As long as I took the time to put Queenie (my beautiful black wood crossbow) against myContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 87”

Running Shoo – Episode 86

Before, when there was snow everywhere and the sky was an oppressive grey, the landscape sucked up all your attention. It didn’t do much, but it made you look at it. Now that the snow’s melting and the landscape is arguably more interesting, with flowers and plants popping up everywhere, the sky seems huge, unignorable.Continue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 86”

Running Shoo – Episode 85

I awake to an irregular plink-plink-plop sound of dripping water. My face is squished against something solid. Slightly slimy. It smells of earth and mould. I open my eyes, pre-cringing for something nasty, but only see wood close-up. Why is my face pressed up against wood? And where is…  “Nom?” I say, groggily. There’s noContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 85”

84 – The Running Shoo Xmas Special

The Running Shoo Xmas Special (with apologies to poetry fans everywhere) – Twas the night before last and all through the igloo Not a creature was stirring not even young Shoo Little Nom was asleep and hideously snoring While outside daggers of ice were still pouring – When out in the snow there arose suchContinue reading “84 – The Running Shoo Xmas Special”

Running Shoo – Episode 83

I now have about eight different words/phrases for snow. And counting. The more of it I see, the more subtle variations I detect. They are as follows: Snow. Ludicrous piles of icy white bastardry. Um… Actually, the rest are unrepeatable, sorry. It’s kind of unfair, in that snow has ruined snow for me. I alwaysContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 83”

Running Shoo – Episode 82

Have you ever tried explaining a spaceship to someone who has: Never heard of space Never seen a ship, and Never seen any vehicle apart from a donkey-pulled minecart? I’m not gonna lie – it’s tricky. After multiple failed attempts to get the concept across, I finally manage to get Nom to understand by describingContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 82”

Running Shoo – Episode 81

It’s pretty tense as we walk out of town. Behind us, we can hear the commotion as people attend to the ponytail guy with the speared shin. Everyone we pass glares at us now with undisguised loathing. They can’t know what’s going on back there, but they have the nerve to assume it’s something toContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 81”

Running Shoo – Episode 80

Nom manages a good throw, fair dues. I’m no expert on spear-lobbing but her form seems solid, she puts her body behind it and really gives it some oompf. She’s like a little, I dunno… wormy Crowl battle-princess. The spear goes high and there’s a collective intake of breath as everyone watches its progress. Alas,Continue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 80”

Running Shoo – Episode 79

I duck under the lintel of the shop and step outside. Beside me, I hear a little “hup!” as Nom hops over the raised threshold. As I straighten up, I see a small group of unhappy blue locals, about four or five, though others are slowing to see what’s going on. Uh-oh. We have aContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 79”

Running Shoo- Episode 78

I’ve been rich for about five minutes and I’m already paranoid. As we head up the hill, all the blue-skinned, poshly dressed people of Ash End are still staring and glaring much as they were five minutes ago, but suddenly it seems much more predatory. We’ve stopped eating from our sacks of food, it seemedContinue reading “Running Shoo- Episode 78”

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