Beyond the Sphere

The Rendezvous. Mid’s premier music entertainment venue in the 1960s.

Now, a car park for a large shopping complex adjacent to Mid Marina. The shopping complex also closed two years ago, so stands empty, alongside several other empty warehouses that are scattered around the marina area. Being outside of town in an unused area, the car park is an ideal meeting place away from prying eyes.

Parked in the centre of the carpark is a black stretched limousine. Next to it a black four by four. The door to the limo opened and a hand appeared, the index finger beckoning the passenger of the four by four to approach. The passenger was Finger Bones.

“Hello, Mr Williams!” Finger said cheerily, handing over the file to the hand. A muffled voice was the reply. “Oh yes, this is the file.” More muffled speaking from inside the car. “Oh no, it’s fine. He should be out for quite some time yet. Oh yes. Oh, no. No. I agree. Yes. The last one.” More muffled sounds and the hand emerged again, sending Finger Bones away.

Finger walked back to the passenger side of the four by four, and settled into his seat. The limousine had sped away by the time he’d put on his seatbelt.

From the rooftop of the abandoned shopping complex, Cloud lowered his binoculars and pressed a button on the side to replay the recording. Finger Bones’ voice was very clear, but Mr Williams was inaudible.

“You’ve got away this time, Mr Williams, but I’ll find you next time.” Cloud whispered to himself as he hooked the binoculars into his collar as he lowered himself down from the roof to his waiting motorbike below. “Time to head back to base and see what secrets this video on these binoculars can reveal!”

Previous episodes can be found on the Storylines page.

This one here and that one over there look like sentries, don’t you think? Standing guard so nothing can pass this point on either side.

Or maybe they’re posts of some invisible energy field that runs across the land and the water.

Or maybe they’re just the remains of a couple of trees not willing to leave the land where they’ve stood for so long.

Posted for Becky’s Square Perspectives.

The transition between Winter and Spring a few years ago. Black and white with just a splash of colour.

Posted for Becky’s Square Perspectives.

A collection of stones and crystals posted for Becky’s Square Perspectives.


Pol’tnorn sat on his throne and laughed
Pol’ana gurgled as she lay on his lap
Pol’suzo smiled at her husband’s glee
His happiness clear for all to see

Their firstborn child brought Elderwoods light
Much needed in the perpetual night
Inflicted upon the Shadowfolk’s land
By both the gods’ and demons’ battled hands

In times gone by a battle raged
With Elderwoods taking centre stage
The demons rained down a fiery foam
The lands protected by the gods’ shielding dome

Pol’tnorn rarely thought of those bygone days
Serving his people and their shaded ways
And with Princess Pol’ana breaking the curse
He knew that they’d been through the worst

And remember, all previous parts are now included in my Storylines Menu, if you’d like to read the epic so far!

A different way of looking at things!

Could this be part of an entrance to an old, spooky haunted house somewhere?

Posted for Becky’s Square Perspectives.

I’ve finally figured out how to keep part of a photo colour, with the rest black and white.

I experimented, quickly, on two photos. The first, a fuzzy photo of Tufty:

It’s a bit rough around the edges… I was only experimenting to see if I could do it. But, I would go and choose a black and white duck which probably didn’t help matters! However, in the image above Tufty now appears sepia compared to the rest. It does need fine tuning a little.

The second photo was actually a picture of King Rabletop III, from my ‘A Long Long Time Ago’ story series:

I suppose I need to work out how to tone down the colours (although the colours on these images are quite vibrant anyway) and make the black and white appear lighter, but I think I have the basics covered.

Now onto the technical stuff! Maybe…

Warning: this post may be slightly top-heavy.

It’s One Word Sunday once again, and the theme this week is ‘Nosy’. So I thought I’d make a nosy post. A post full of noses.


As with life, some noses are larger than others.

And others are mere dainty points on a person’s face.

Some noses, in fact, are indistinguishable.

And others are as clear as, well, the nose on your face!

And others are literally hooters!

They all do a really good job, all things considered!

Posted also for Becky’s Square Perspectives.

I’m feeling a bit down in the dumps this afternoon, so I decided to make a mess.

Here’s how the mess originally looked:

I wasn’t too keen, so I turned it on its side.

Being done in PowerPoint and Photoshop Elements it isn’t really a mess at all, Well, everywhere wasn’t as messy as it could have been had I not done it digitally.

I’m still in the dumps a little, but a quick burst of creativity with colour lifted my spirits a little. I’m just going to lift them a little more now, but I haven’t quite decided how. Maybe a run. Maybe a grapefruit. Can’t decide. I’m not going to be down in the dumps for long. By Jiminy no!

Just basic edits, mind!

Above is the original photo.

Above is the original photo but changed to greyscale.

And above is my attempt to make the photo appear black and white and green. I like this effect, but it wasn’t what I was going for! At one point, it was purple. I have a lot to learn, even with the basics!

Posted for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday and Becky’s Square Perspectives.

I could bear it no longer!

Tripping over it when walking, whipping people in their faces over two metres away in the slightest breeze, having to get up at 3am to wash it so it would be dry ready for the day… it had to go.

So it did.

I went to the barbers and I now look human again. My caricature and I are very happy. We may not look it, but we are.

This was how it appeared before (if you hadn’t seen the previous hair update):


We’re out in the swamp lands today…

Well, a few years ago when this photo was taken, just at the beginning of Spring. It was a gloriously sunny day and as yet there wasn’t a single leaf on the trees (apart from the evergreens, that is!) It was warm. Nice and warm… we seem to have warmer Springs than we do Summers of late.

Not that there are any in this photo, there were quite a few butterflies fluttering about.

You wouldn’t think by looking at it, but the path goes straight ahead. It then turns to the left at the end.

And that’s what we all should be doing really. Moving straight ahead, but making sure it goes right rather than left at the end!

Posted for Becky’s Square Perspectives.