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Sharp Dark Things VII - Brairton

Now to introduce the villain of Faetaera . The enigmatic Brairton has everyone guessing about where his allegiance lies. He is skilled at manipulating situations. “ " Brairton’s sultry voice interrupted Larell's thoughts “Once these creatures are captured they will need to be kept under lock and key. How else are we to ascertain exactly what they are? We don’t have the capacity to support a large amount of internment. Since the War to End all Wars we’ve never had to resort to incarceration of any kind. " A communal tinge of sorrow flowed through the chamber at this mention of the War. Trust Brairton to put the hawk amongst the doves. I was hoping to leave this problem till later. ”  © Rae Stoltenkamp It is clear to Larell that some Faetaerans fear Brairton. “ Brairton’s cat eyes flashed in Larell’s direction and his whiskers twitched as he sat beside Mirasel. He occupied the chair with languid ease leaning over towards her. B

A Writer's Mindset

During the latter half of this year I've been finding it increasingly difficult to settle down to writing unless I have a specific deadline to work towards. There aren't that many competitions for novels and I've not been sending work off to agents as I used to. It's also been hard for me to balance the need to earn money with my need to write. Let's not forget that it's the Summer. Yes, I know we live in the UK and summer is a very loose word to use. But, when the sun shines it means we want to get out into it. For an ex South African the allure is almost impossible to resist. My body is convinced it's in permanent vitamin D withdrawal.  Then there are the friends who live abroad and come to the UK for only 2 or 3 weeks in July or August and just have to catch up with me. And I just have to catch up with them. After all, I only get to see them once a year. Not to mention all the tango events which MUST