I intend to publish a new book in the next couple of weeks. It will consist of short stories about my characters the Mage and the Boffin. I still have to write a prologue and tidy a few things up. If you want to read the stories (for free, at least for now), you can find them on my website here.
Currently I intend to publish the book as an eBook, but may also make it available as a paperback on Amazon. Watch this space!
In the meantime, I have added a new Mage and Boffin story called “The Man in the Mountain“. It tells of the last few days of the life of King Arthur, from the point of view of the Mage and the Boffin.
I’ve added a new Mage and Boffin story. This one has their great grandson, Mouse, aged 18, as the main actor, though the Mage and Boffin are heavily involved. Mouse meets a girl in the woods – a very special girl. He is headed for love, loss, and a picnic!
Here’s the link to the page for the new story.
Please take a look at my self-published book, “The Last Beautiful Woman”. Here’s the link to the book’s information page.
I have published my novel, “The Last Beautiful Woman” in paperback and several electronic versions. Please take a look and see if you like it. The details are below.
- Firstly, the paperback version. This is to be found on Amazon here. The link refers to the American Amazon site and your local Amazon site may also have the book. Please search for my name, “Cliff Pratt”, and ensure that you have selected the paperback version if that is the one that you want.
- Secondly, the Kindle eBook version, which can be read on Kindle devices or through an app on Android and Apple platforms. This can be found on the Amazon Kindle Store here. Once again it may be available on your local Kindle site. Search for my name.
- Thirdly, it is available as an eBook on Kobo here. The Kobo eReader app is available for Android and for Apple devices, and there is also a Kobo app for Windows and Mac desktops, but unfortunately, not one for Linux desktops. There are Linux eReader apps which will read many eBook types and you may find one which will read Kobo eBooks, which are simply ePub format.
- Fourthly and finally, I have uploaded my novel to SmashWords. As well as the eBook being available on the SmashWords site itself, SmashWords distributes uploaded eBooks to several other bookshop sites as well. At SmashWords eBooks are available in several formats, including PDF. You should be able to find one in a format that suits you there!
Here’s the ‘teaser’ for the book. Please take a look!
What is it like to live at least three times as long as the average human? Jenna has just passed her one hundred and fiftieth birthday and looks to be just over thirty, and she is, so far as she knows, unique. She lives in isolation from the rest of the human race in an inaccessible and protected location known simply as “her home”.
Although she is physically isolated, she still communicates extensively with other people. She has a few loyal staff in her retreat, and a number of others around the world. She has enormous global influence and talks to the leaders of the nations and other powerful people around the world by videoconference and videophone almost every day.
She is reconsidering the reasons for her isolation, and wonders whether those reasons still apply. How did she come to be living in isolation. Is it time for the isolation to end?
She sees in an article by a newspaper reporter an indication that, perhaps, her affect on society has not been completely positive. She decides to ask the newspaper reporter to visit her to discuss his views, but she underestimates the effect of this break in one hundred years of tradition. George, the reporter, and his friends are sucked into a whirlwind of global interest.
Their lives will never be the same again.
I’ve mostly being working on a longer story which I’m not yet ready to post, so I’ve not been adding Mage and Boffin stories recently, but I’ve now got three new stories to add. Please see below. If you are interested in my other writing, it can all be found here.
Cloud Skiing – The Mage enjoys a day cloud skiing while the heavily pregnant Boffin relaxes at the lodge.
Mouse’s Friend – The Mage and Boffin’s great-grandson Mouse makes a friend called Jasper, who leads Mouse and the Mage to a very hot place.
Twins – Two bear cubs surprise a set of twin girls. They help the girls and their mother with a couple of issues with their neighbour. The Mage and the Boffin take a trip to meet the bears and later relax at the lake.
Here are three new short stories in the Mage and Boffin series. I hope you enjoy them. The stories are as follows:
Sea Dragons – The dragons ask the Boffin and the Mage for help again, but these dragons don’t fly. They swim! The Boffin and the Mage also acquire some helpers.
Water, As Far As The Eye Can See – The Boffin has an accident and loses her memory. The Mage has to search for her. Clever little Mouse knows where his Great Gran is!
Selene Base – The Boffin goes to the Moon the hard way, while the Mage manages the communications.
All my stories can be found here.
Over the past month and a bit I have written five new short stories in the Mage and Boffin series. The stories are as follows:
The Great Scientist – The Boffin and the Mage find a space where the man in power is destroying the environment in the quest for a perfect world.
Three Wishes – The Mage and the Boffin meet a genie and are invited to visit him in his lamp.
Duplicated Man – The Mage and the Boffin help a man who has been accidentally duplicated. The Mage’s alternative approach wins out over the Boffin’s attempts to solve the problem.
Together – The Boffin and the Mage are nearly powerless in a space which works a little differently from their own, but the friends that they had been training come to the rescue.
A Chat with God – The Boffin and the Mage stumble upon a big battle. They talk with God about the human race and his attempts to stop them being so aggressive. They discuss the power of maternal influences.
All my stories can be found here.
Here are two more Mage and Boffin stories. Please let me know if you enjoy them.
The Red Hoodie Gang. A young girl and her Granny fall on hard times. She enlists her strange friend to try and raise some money. Will she fall foul of the local Constable?
A Bit of a Muddle. Two women. One gives birth to twins, and one can’t have children. Or do they each give birth to a single baby? The Mage and the Boffin need to sort out a bit of a muddle.