The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 9.

Yes, it’s been a while. Here’s the next chapter in the steampunk-inspired epic started by your friend and mine, Addy.

It began here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-6

The links to all earlier chapters can be found from the link above.

Chapters 7 and 8 can be found here:

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/heist-on-silver-knights-bank-chapter-8

And it’s been bouncing between his blog and mine ever since. Enjoy.

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The Heist on the Silver Knights Bank. Chapter 7.

This is my next chapter in the steampunk-inspired story begun by Addy. Go here for all the links to the previous chapters.

https://adamskistoryblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/the-heist-on-the-silver-knights-bank-chapter-6

Addy likes trying to paint me into a corner, so here’s my effort at doing it to him.

Enjoy.

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The Journey Without Distance.

So, this is a sort of prequel to the Dylan and Evelyn stories.

1. I Will Not Be That For You

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/i-will-not-be-that-for-you

2. Not What I Expected

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/not-what-i-expected

3. Everything I’d Hoped For

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/05/24/everything-id-hoped-for

4. Because I said I Would

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/because-i-said-i-would

I just can’t work up any enthusiasm for Evie so once again I’ve made her a bit player, a reference point, to tell the background story of Dylan. Hopefully, it fills in a few gaps about how Dylan came to care so ‘quickly’ for Evie. There’s also some stuff about the Presence, because that seems to capture peoples’ imaginations.

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Everything I’d Hoped For.

This short is the conclusion to:

Not What I Expected

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/not-what-i-expected

and the first story I Will Not Be That For You

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/i-will-not-be-that-for-you

In the first story I only wrote it as an exercise, to see where I could take a character I’d been thinking about for a while. That received hugely positive reviews from, let’s see, 4,5, about 6 people, and a few questions came up about the future of the character, Dylan, that I was a bit curious about, too.

So, in the second story I gave him a girlfriend, because I wondered how or even if he’d handle it. I thought Evelyn was a bit two-dimensional, but I wasn’t very enthusiastic about writing her. I saw her as being a simple progression character there to extend the character of Dylan.

I see this stuff differently to you folks. To me, these are just experiments in writing but to you, you weepy, whiny fuckers 😀 these characters take on a life of their own. Thanks for that.

Having felt that I didn’t do much with Evelyn, and given that you seem to like her and care about her and Dylan, I thought I’d write a little backstory to fill in some of the gaps. This is it. I think their story isn’t over yet, and to resolve that I was going to throw in a few big dance numbers and a spectacular fireworks display at the end. However, I must be getting old and all squidgey around the edges, because I’ve decided to leave them alone and let them make their own future, instead of returning once more to the impossibility of a beautiful and lasting relationship.

So, here we are. You got your happy ending, you fuckers. 😀

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Dogs Of War.

A short I had the idea for a few years ago but that didn’t really come to me until today while I was out for a walk. I think this one might surprise you. Enjoy.

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Uncommon Beauty VI.

Resolution. This is the last part. Up front, I’m not sure I liked the ending but it is unexpected. No spoilers, though. Thanks to everyone who followed this. What began as a single short grew into 6. Here are the others. Perhaps in a few days I’ll tell you the backstory to this. In some ways I think it’s much more interesting than the one I wrote.

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/uncommon-beauty

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/uncommon-beauty-ii

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/uncommon-beauty-iii

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/uncommon-beauty-iv

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/uncommon-beauty-v

“So that’s how you trash your own life! Why don’t they teach this stuff in school?” Hayden thought. Not only was he out of a job – one he really liked and was good at – he was being bombarded by the psycho-bitch-troll-from-hell and being studiously ignored by the police. “It doesn’t get much better than this,” he thought, sourly. “Living the dream, dude. Living the dream.”

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Uncommon Beauty V.

The next, and next to last part, in the UB series. Here are the other parts, in order, and thanks for reading.

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/uncommon-beauty

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/uncommon-beauty-ii

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/uncommon-beauty-iii

https://p33d33.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/uncommon-beauty-iv

She’s a corrosive, malignant bitch. Mariana is the cute-looking freckle that everyone loves and comments on; the freckle that’s hiding beneath it the tendrils of cancer that has invaded every part of its host and slowly, slowly sucks the life out of it.

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My Inner Child Is A Whackjob.

He’s a freaked-out 6-year old who likes to be called Sabrina. *sigh* It’s complicated. Added to that, he’s been pestering me for years to get him breast implants, a tutu, and stilettos. I told you it was complicated. To humour him, I told him he could have pocket money and save up for the implants but he’s an impatient little shit so as soon as he had the money for one implant he had ‘the job’ done. Now he’s saving for the other one.

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