The Voyager Series
The official home of the Voyager Series. Find out what happens when Voyager 1 gets picked up by two itinerant spacecombers from Morys Minor...
woke up, fell out of bed
"I read the news today, oh boy."
A sincere and unequivocal attempt to make nonsense of a range of topical issues of the day...
Here is a catalogue of my prose writings, including children's fiction, short stories, non-sequiturs and odd scraps of surrealism with or without a straightforward narrative. Don't believe me? Well, to prove it, here's a picture of a man being fired from a cannon:
Scientists are racing to find dark matter in the universe. You may find some of it here in the form of conspiracy theories, dark secrets, sinister and bizarre tales...
Raising a racket at Upper Gummtrey Tennis Club...
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This intergalactically recognised award was presented to The Speed Of Dark Blog by The Speed Of Dark Awards Commission.
I am delighted to have been nominated for the 2012 Tony Blair Ducking Under The Bar Award for boldly raising the bar and diving under it. I knew I had the potential to be a great underachiever. I've racked up another prestigious award - the Eric Morecambe 'Mister Preview' Prize. According to the award citation, The Speed Of Dark Blog contains material that ranks with the finest literary works in history. All the right letters are there, but not necessarily in the right order.
This is just to draw your attention to a totally awesome feature of this blog. A random aphorism/one-liner/quote now appears at the top of the page AND, if you click on it, you get another one!! Too much of a good thing can be truly wonderful!
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Tag Archives: sand creek
Today marks the anniversary of the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre, in which a 700-man contingent of Colorado militia under the command of John Chivington slaughtered over 150 Arapaho and Cheyenne, mostly women and children, at the Sand Creek settlement in … Continue reading
Posted in Dark Mutterings Tagged Arapaho, black kettle, Cheyenne, John Chivington, sand creek, sand creek massacre
Sand Creek (the song)
Here’s another Speed Of Dark composition. Piano and vocals by my daughter, Lisa. The song was written from the perspective of Black Kettle on the evening before the atrocity.
Posted in Music Tagged black kettle, Chivington, female vocal, lisa winship, piano, sand creek, sand creek massacre
Today marks the anniversary of the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre, in which American soldiers slaughtered over 150 Arapaho and Cheyenne, mostly women and children, in the November dawn at the Sand Creek settlement in eastern Colorado near the Arkansas River. … Continue reading
Posted in Music Tagged anniversary, poem, sand creek, talking point