And the Story Continues …

Just in case any of you have been wondering about my crime novel Code Nine, here are three more chapters.

If you want to go back and refresh what has happened or if you have never bothered and thought it was about time for some good reading then search for Code Nine and it will bring up all the earlier posts.





Time for a Story

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted some of my writing, so because a lot of you are off enjoying the holidays and maybe got something crappy for Christmas and want something better (or you got something really good but wished you had something crappy) or you’re bored and are sick of holiday TV, shopping malls and cricket or maybe you received something like an iPad (lucky bastard) and want to check out some reading or maybe you actually have been hanging out waiting for some stories – then this is the bumper post for you.

That’s right – bumper post. Not only do you get another instalment of Code Nine the unpublished crime novel about rookie cop Peter Wallace and the underworld battles between bent cops, outlaw motorcycle gangs, and the mysterious Italians; but you also get another of my short stories – Lost in Suburbia a very true-like story of domestic violence and despair in hot suburbia (you are supposed to feel the sweat in this story); and for a change of pace, one of my picture books written for a three to six year old – I Lost my Pants in the Middle of France (I loved writing this and if one of my gifted nieces reads it you are free to put the story to pictures, like your mother did for one of my other kid’s stories).

So, read on and enjoy.

CHAPTER TEN of the unpublished crime novel Code Nine – in this chapter police meet bikies

LOST IN SUBURBIA a short story about far too many people who are lost in suburbia – She tried to shrink into the couch. She wanted to be one of those things that always got lost under the cushions. But all she could manage was to be one of those things that got lost in suburbia. 

I LOST MY PANTS IN THE MIDDLE OF FRANCE – I hope you enjoy this as much as I did writing it.

Happy holidays 🙂


Double Jeopardy

I was going through my early pieces of fiction and came across this script of a short story I had written. I read the short story in public at an open day and then decided to see how it would turn into a short film – and also to see how a story translates differently when on screen.

Any of you experts out there are welcome to comment – and even turn it into a film. (If you aren’t sure of some of the scriptwriting terms: SFX = sound effect; CU = close up; POV = point of view; VO = voice over (I have used it as voice off screen.)


Code Nine Returns

Just because someone asked (at least I know someone read the start of my novel) here are a few more chapters of Code Nine my unpublished police procedural. Keep reading because things really start to turn to crap from here. To find the earlier chapters click on Stories in the categories list.



Code Nine continues – Chapters 5 and 6

Just in case any of you are hanging out, here are chapters 5 and 6 of Code Nine. If you want to know what’s been happening before, then go back and read the earlier posts – no links, find them yourself – I can’t do everything (and it’s also late here; just come back from having an excellent BBQ chicken pizza – a favourite – it was the chilantro, smoked bacon and real BBQ sauce that made the difference).


Code Nine continues – chapter 4

If this is your first click then you better go back and check the earlier post on Code Nine, which contained the first three chapters of my unpublished crime novel – Code Nine.

There we met raw police recruit Peter Wallace who copped a body on his first day on the job – Bulldog Bob, a shady member of the outlaw motor cycle gang the Devil’s Eagles, who had a bum crack you could post a parcel down. Would end up in the dead letter office now.

In chapter four we start to see a little more of our secretive businessman – Angelo Ferrari – and more of the troubles of the police and bikers.

Read and enjoy – CHAPTER FOUR

Several years back I put finger to keyboard and came up with a police procedural novel – Code Nine. The story is set in the fictional bayside town of Kingston and follows the first week of new police recruit Peter Wallace as he steps from the police world of his dreams to that of reality. His first day and he cops a murder, an executed member of the Devil’s Eagles outlaw motorcycle gang. And from there, things don’t stop.

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Code Nine – Chapter One