Well, I did it: zero draft of the haunted house thing is complete. My plan now is to put it to one side and work on something else for a bit, in a bid to build the necessary objectivity and creative juice to administer the Frankensteinian major surgery and spark of life this beast will need to become an actual functioning first draft.

I am mulling another short story – and, as often seems to happen with me, thinking about swordfights. Speaking of which, here (via Twitch) is my favourite thing on the internet this week. Behold… The Fruity Samurai!