Spirit Extractors

Although Aisling and I had heard about the Abandoned Avenues, it was impossible to find out how that part of the city became infested with dangerous grey spirits. A state secret. That’s what everyone said. Even Shinytop knew little except that some kind of bomb was detonated there twenty-two years ago. Then, out of the blue, Ganhook handed us a confidential report, and said,…

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Aisling’s ‘Weird News’ snippet. February 2019

Story taken from the City of Bones Newsletter The Talking Cats of Downsell Wharf Finally, through interviews, leaked documents and eye-witness accounts, the true story of what occurred at Ramsey’s Dried Fish warehouse can now be revealed. On the evening of the 15th, Guards were summoned to investigate a disturbance at the warehouse, 76 Downsel Wharf. When they arrived they heard what one guard…

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Yellow Mould Bomb

‘I have some cleaning up for you to do today,’ Ganhook announced over breakfast yesterday. My stomach dropped. More work. For once, couldn’t he have waited until we’d finished eating before he dropped bad news. ‘A friend of mine’s mansion was mould bombed by a rival last night,’ Ganhook continued. ‘The city guards haven’t been informed. My friend is worried that if word gets…

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No Football Here

They’re not much into sports here. I guess they’ve enough to be dealing with without playing games. At the very least I’d have expected to see folks kicking a ball. We only discovered this last week when Aisling and I were kicking around her handball just outside the compound’s gate. The first kids gathered within minutes, and stood staring like they were watching some…

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