Athelstone

Athelstone

62 years old
Male
Location
Worthing, west sussex
United Kingdom
Current Status
Brittany Ferries Portsmouth. We are in the bit between the bow and the stern where parents bring their children to cry, scream and grizzle. Weather sunny. Sea calm.
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  • Are you a ...?
    Other
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Literary fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Fantasy
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Franz Kafka
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    The Castle, Point Counter Point, The Hard Life, The Thinking Reed, The Vatican Cellars, The Miracle of the Rose, Tractatus Logico Philosophicus, The Teachings of Don Juan
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    I want to say what I have to say and leave something for my children
    Your worst habit?
    Working my socks off, writing 85,000 words, and then losing all confidence in what I've done. Oh yes, and covering up by writing something else. I wrote a 6000 word short story instead of a summary for my second novel.
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    It is a tough game, but everyone does their best
    Where do you write?
    Everywhere - especially where I shouldn't
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    I have no idea what else I'd like Word Clouders to know

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    Athelstone
    Athelstone Brittany Ferries Portsmouth. We are in the bit between the bow and the stern where parents bring their children to cry, scream and grizzle. Weather sunny. Sea calm.
    9 hours ago
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    • RichardB
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      RichardB Tastes even better in France. I've never forgotten the pain aux raisins we ate in the car at about 8.30am on a long journey, still warm from the patisserie. Mmm...
      6 hours ago
    • Janeshuff
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      Janeshuff internet@sea: enjoy
      9 hours ago
    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone Ah - the cheery sound of a car alarm that Rupert forgot to turn off on the Merc 4-wheeler. One can only hope that 3 and a bit hours is enough to flatten his battery and he isn't parked in front of me. Life feels better now that we're on the move.
      8 hours ago
    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone Also, pain 'chocolat that we avoid from the posh shop round the corner always tastes better on the ferry.
      8 hours ago
    • Sandra
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      Sandra Hope both sea and battery stay flat and you calm. :-)
      8 hours ago
    • J.net
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      J.net Oooh, that pain au chocolat has left me fair drooling, Ath. Have a good one.
      8 hours ago
    • RichardB
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      RichardB Tastes even better in France. I've never forgotten the pain aux raisins we ate in the car at about 8.30am on a long journey, still warm from the patisserie. Mmm...
      6 hours ago
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    Athelstone
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    3 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone Wow. Logged on this morning and there was an advertising banner on the Cloud's home page.
    3 days ago
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    • Barny
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      Barny Yeah I saw Monster Domains this morning. Wondered if it was a the next Jurassic World film
      2 days ago
    • JB
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      JB No ad's here.
      3 days ago
    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone No, it's gone now. It was only there until I logged on. "Monster Domains" apparently.
      3 days ago
    • Newbie
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      Newbie Is it a take over, Ath?
      3 days ago
    • JB
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      JB Those pesky monsters!
      3 days ago
    • Athelstone
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      Athelstone It's a puzzle. Since I'm certain that Jericho Writers aren't selling advertising space here, it will probably be a glitch with a 'dynamic' part of the page picking up content from somewhere else.
      3 days ago
    • Sandra
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      Sandra I've noticed one, on and off, for a week or so now. Didn't notice what for.
      3 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty I haven't seen one.
      3 days ago
    • Barny
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      Barny Yeah I saw Monster Domains this morning. Wondered if it was a the next Jurassic World film
      2 days ago
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    Hil
    Hil commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Thank you!
    6 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Hil's wall:
    Well done, Hil! A great story and thoroughly deserved.
    6 days ago
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    Athelstone
    "Athelstone" commented on Barny's Blog "Caption Comp".
    'Buggered if I know where those two little arrows went.' 'Hey, is that them over there on the horizon?'
    10 days ago
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    Athelstone
    "Athelstone" commented on Daedalus's Blog "Accuracy or artistic freedom?".
    Each episode of the first two series of the TV series Versailles was followed by a mini documentary which looked at the historical background and discussed how actual events had been portrayed. This was missing from the third series. In the third ...
    11 days ago
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    Seagreen
    Seagreen commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Oh Ath, that's harsh. I don't know who to feel most sorry for. Poor Vera to have suffered in silence. And Poor Dominic to be so clueless.
    21 days ago
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    J.net
    J.net commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Thank you, Ath. Yours is a belter - I never saw that end coming, so cruel. And the voice is spot on.
    23 days ago
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    Athelstone
    "Athelstone" commented on Barny's Blog "Caption Comp".
    After a lifetime of drinking, amiable white rabbit, Harvey, finds a constant companion in a six foot two inch orange Donald. This mischievous pooka starts trade wars, insults his friends, hates people without money, particularly brown people and ...
    24 days ago
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    Daedalus
    Daedalus commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Thank you Ath. Yours is superb. A perfectly formed bit of flash that's dead on brief. Bravo
    24 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on J.net's wall:
    What a wonderful way to meet the brief this month, J.net. Quiet, matter of fact, but utterly compelling.
    24 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Daedalus's wall:
    Daeds, your stories of late have seemed more and more plausible. Another worrying vision here and far too close for comfort. Loved it.
    24 days ago
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    Athelstone
    Athelstone commented on Seagreen's wall:
    Oh Lord, Seagreen! There's something about that 'ripped the seams of the world apart' in your comp entry that cuts straight to my scary thoughts. Great entry.
    24 days ago
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    Sandra
    Sandra commented on Athelstone's wall:
    Read your comp entry three times ... quietly horrific. And, of course, superbly told. (I'm reading Sarah Hall's 'Madame Zero' at the moment - thought of your photos when reading Mrs Fox.)
    24 days ago

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  • Hil
    by Hil 6 days ago
    Thank you!
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 21 days ago
    Oh Ath, that's harsh. I don't know who to feel most sorry for. Poor Vera to have suffered in silence. And Poor Dominic to be so clueless.
  • J.net
    by J.net 23 days ago
    Thank you, Ath. Yours is a belter - I never saw that end coming, so cruel. And the voice is spot on.
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 24 days ago
    Thank you Ath. Yours is superb. A perfectly formed bit of flash that's dead on brief. Bravo
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 24 days ago
    Read your comp entry three times ... quietly horrific. And, of course, superbly told. (I'm reading Sarah Hall's 'Madame Zero' at the moment - thought of your photos when reading Mrs Fox.)

    And thanks for nice things said about mine.
  • John Alty
    by John Alty 25 days ago
    Oh, Athers! Brutal comp entry. Well done, fits the brief to a tee.
  • Janeshuff
    by Janeshuff 1 month ago
    Happy Birthday Ath!!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 month ago
    Happy birthday Athers.
  • Knicky Laurelle
    by Knicky Laurelle 1 month ago
    Thankies, Ath. I appreciate it ^.^
  • KazGinnane
    by KazGinnane 1 month ago
    Ath! So creepy and yet I had to keep reading. Brilliant, funny, CREEPY and all too believable.

    (I'm talking about your comp entry btw).