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    The Lost Journals of Benjamin Tooth – Mackenzie Crook

    “Monday 18th April 1768 My name is Benjamin Tooth. This is my journal.  One day I will be remembered as the greatest scientist that the world has ever known and so it is my duty to mankind to record my thoughts the future generations are able to study the progress of a genius.  I am eleven years old.” At eleven years old Benjamin Tooth knows he is destined for greater things than his humble home can offer. He will go to university and become a master of the sciences, he will marry the most beautiful girl and be happy. Or at least this is what he believes, and when he…

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    The Windvale Sprites – Mackenzie Crook

    “When I was a boy there was a man by the name of Fish whose job it was to tell us his weather predictions.  Mr Fish was good at his job and though he never claimed to be 100 per cent accurate, we trusted his forecasts and adjusted our clothing accordingly.  That was until one day when a woman phone Mr Fish in his place of work and told him that she suspected a hurricane to be on its way.” When the storm hit, and thats what it was, just a storm, people didn’t expect it. Lines were down, windows were broken, and Asa Brown found something very odd in…

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    The Demon’s Watch – Conrad Mason

    “The old woman smiles into the darkness. Her cloak is already drenched, but still the rain beats at her back, drips from her hood and streams over her hands, where they cling onto the cold tiles of the rooftop. Port Fayt. At Last.” In Port Fayt everyone lives side by side; goblins, trolls, elves, imps, fairies and men. They are all equals… or as close to it as you can get. The order is sometimes pushed off kilter and there’s a great deal of fighting when you mix up a population like that, especially when the pirates and smugglers come ashore. But Captain Newton and his men in The Demon’s…