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”

Running Shoo – Episode 77

Another reason I’m glad I’ve got the shovel is that people keep staring. Some are glaring. Poor Nom is trying to walk while hiding behind my legs. I’ve kicked her more than once. The ‘City’ of Ash End is a one-road affair. Calling it a city is like calling me a giant; all the bitsContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 77”

Running Shoo – Episode 76

A swirl of wind, its curves and whorls made visible by snow, passes between us. The silence stretches. I’m wondering what to say. I mean, how do you explain to a child why you shouldn’t just knock someone out and take their stuff? And how the heck did I end up having to do this?Continue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 76”

Running Shoo – Episode 75

Carefully, in case she decides to whack me too, I take the shovel off Nom. “Obviously, she just got a bit worked up,” I tell the assembled kids, the unconscious Jeki and their still-prone Pappi (who’s shown no inclination to get up, I must have really caught him good). “She just got a bit over-excited.Continue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 75”

Running Shoo – Episode 74

Everyone’s staring at me. This is not something I enjoy at the best of times, but it’s that much worse when everyone’s staring at you because you did something terrible. An unspecified number of grubby children are ogling me. More keep appearing from somewhere, children of all sorts of species I’ve never seen before; hairy,Continue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 74”

Running Shoo – Episode 73

Not good. I go and peer over the edge for a bit. The little furry bloke’s not showing any signs of crawling back out of the ominous dark crack at the bottom of the cliff. I really want him too. I’m kind of expecting him to. But he keeps not doing it, the swine. There’sContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 73”

Running Shoo – Episode 71

On waking, I find I’ve wrapped my coat around my head. I must have done it while I was asleep to drown out the noise. It makes me panic briefly, until I realise what’s happening. Muttering and swearing, I untangle my face from my coat and the rushing of air in my ears returns. I’mContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 71”

Running Shoo – Episode 70

You can’t swim in the air. In case you were wondering. I mean, I was confident this was the case before, not that I’d thought a lot about it. I’m desperate now though, so I tried it a few times and nope. It doesn’t work. Neither does trying to jolt yourself bit by bit towardsContinue reading “Running Shoo – Episode 70”

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