#8sunday, 16/07/03 The Twitch 05

Greetings, Weekend Writing Warriors! For the next few weeks I will be sharing one of the first short stories I wrote. Its was inspired by a collection of short stories The Itch of the Twitch , by Harvey Tyson, a South African writer. This week we meet the target of the main character’s hunt: the rare and elusive Xenica.

This story takes ‘twitching’ into the future, and the Multiverse of Homo Galacticus.

For the rules of engagement and submissions of my  Wewriwa fellows, please click on the icon below!

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#8sunday, 16/06/12 The Twitch 02

Greetings, Weekend Writing Warriors! For the next few weeks I will be sharing one of the first short stories I wrote. Its was inspired by a collection of short stories The Itch of the Twitch , by Harvey Tyson, a South African writer. Anyone who knows a Twitcher will have realised the great privations they will endure in order to spot a specific bird. They will also know they have a strict code of conduct and their own dialect. To this purpose, I have included a short glossary of terms at the end of this post to give a small window into their fascinating world.

This story takes ‘twitching’ into the future, and the Multiverse of Homo Galacticus.

For the rules of engagement and submissions of my  Wewriwa fellows, please click on the icon below!

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#8sunday, 16/06/05 The Twitch 01

Greetings, Weekend Writing Warriors! For the next few weeks I will be sharing one of the first short stories I wrote. Its title was inspired by a collection of short stories by a South African writer: Harvey Tyson. His book is a sparkling collection of birdwatching adventures and misadventures, and anyone who has been bitten by the birding bug  (or who even knows and ardent birder) will find them hysterically true to life. Below is a link to get your own copy.

The Itch of the Twitch , by Harvey Tyson

My story takes ‘twitching’ into the future, and the Multiverse of Homo Galacticus.

For the rules of engagement and submissions of my  Wewriwa fellows, please click on the icon below!

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The Itch of the Twitch

(apologies to Harvey Tyson)

The two of us were elbow deep in mud. Water was dripping down my neck, and rolling, in icy driblets, between my shoulders. We were lying on our stomachs peering out from our hastily contrived hide. Our binoculars were glued to our faces.

The steady torrent of rain caused the scene to constantly flicker and shift.  All colour was bleached into a drab grey-green. Something flickered in my peripheral vision.

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