dimanche 24 février 2013

Third part : chapters 15 to 20

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56 pages

Erich and Kathryn have settled in Trois-Chênes and get to know each other better. But they have to face unforeseen problems that could jeopardize their project.

The three first parts of "Glasses and Pulleys" accumulate 108,919 words. As a reference, Twilight has a 118,501 words.

The adventure continues. Several chapters more have been written, but they have to be kept coherent with the following chapters before they can be published here.

Next Monday, I'll publish the next five chapters, and then try to hold on to that rythm for two other weeks. After mid-march, the writing speed will decrease to a third of that.

I already have positive responses, I'm glad you people enjoy it !

As a technical note : the town of Joyeux-Tiburon is inspired from whatever information I could find about the town of Cocodrie, but as it is a work of fiction, and there are proeminent baddies there as well, I won't use the name.

Besides, My only experience from Louisiana dates back to 1988, when I spent two days around the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Again, none of this should be taken too seriously.

lundi 18 février 2013

Second part : chapters 7 to 14

 You can download the PDF there :


78 pages.

Erich has found a partner in Kathryn. Together, they witness the emergence of two urban survival communities of different scale.

I'd like to say that I have nothing against any of the ethnic communities mentionned in the book. They are pictured as examples of closed groups inside a fragmented society that comes apart at the seams.

I also have nothing against dogs ;)

lundi 11 février 2013

First part : chapters 1 to 6

UPDATE : You can download the first forty chapters, in three different formats, here :

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In this first part, the main character, Erich is confronted with consequences of divorce, unemployability and the bursting of the housing bubble.

On his own, he decides to downsize from a life of comfort and abstraction, aiming for simplicity and freedom.

dimanche 10 février 2013


This blog will host books and other texts from me.

Most of them were written from a prepper point of view. Therefore, they are closer to fan fiction than to proper litterature.

The current book, "Glasses and Pulleys" is a work in progress.Over 100,000 words in twenty chapters have already been written, about two-third of the planned length. It will be posted in five to six parts, starting next week.

Other texts will include a rewrite and conclusion of the story "Steve's Side Of The Story", inspired by the movie "Dawn Of The Dead 2004", originally written and posted in 2008 at the Near Death Experiments forum : http://www.neardeathexperiments.com/smf/index.php?topic=2759.0

I would like to thank James M. Dakin, from http://jamesmdakin.blogspot.fr/ (also of Bison Newsletter fame) for his reviews and help in many aspects.

Have fun, and remember : none of this should be taken too seriously.