About Kev Partner

I'm an author based in Hampshire. I write comic fantasy (like a second class Terry Pratchett- at least I'm honest!) and science fiction.

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  • Kev shared from a Personal Document
    Snow lay on the garden of Gramma Tickle but the old woman was out and about, hobbling around the vegetable patch like a particularly careworn grizzly bear in fur coat and wellies. “If I didn’t like Russell’s Sprouts13 so much, I’d leave the bloody things out ‘ere,” the old woman grumbled. Badger, her black terrior14, regarded her with his usual patience. He’d lived with Gramma for long enough to know that the best plan was to simply let her do her thing and be supportive. Currently, he was achieving this by watching her through the glass of the warm front room of her cottage. He...
    Note: Well, it amuses me, at least!
  • Kev shared from a Personal Document
    Now, it so happens that 10 miles further along the Wong Way, there’s a town called Triungulates and in that town is a tavern called the Crooked Gibbet which, according to its reputation, serves the finest beer between Montesham and the southern deserts. I am minded to allow our troops one night’s hospitality in the vicinity.” McGuff’s face froze like a punter taken in by a street magician. He knew there was a catch, there had to be, but, like a dodgy goat curry, he would only find out about it when it was too late to do anything about it except hold onto his trousers. For now, he realised,...
    Note: Rereading draft 1 of book 2 before starting the second draft
  • Kev shared from A Blink of the Screen: Collected Short Fiction by Terry Pratchett
    ATTENTION SURPLUS SYNDROME Teachers find this just as bad as the other sort. No one likes a child who pays attention too hard, whose eyes follow your every move, and who listens very carefully to everything you say. It’s like talking to a great big bottomless ear. Advanced cases correct spelling and pronunciation in a clear piping voice, and point out errors of fact to the rest of the class. They also have the infuriating habit of reading all the way to the end of the classroom reader on the first day of term, instead of having the decency to read at the geological speed considered correct for...
    Note: Can you imagine how much teachers would hate this Discworld ailment !
  • Kev shared from The Shepherd's Crown (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
    Tiffany sighed. ‘Being a witch is a man’s job: that’s why it needs women to do it.’
    Note: Indeed...
  • Kev shared from Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft are written by men.
  • Kev shared from The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
    Small children believe themselves to be gods, or some of them do, and they can only be satisfied when the rest of the world goes along with their way of seeing things.
    Note: Indeed
  • Kev shared from Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.
    Note: Indeed
  • Kev shared from Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld series) by Terry Pratchett
    And all that anyone can say now is: What next? What little thing will change the world because the little tinkers carried on tinkering?’
  • Kev shared from Raising Steam: (Discworld novel 40) (Discworld series) by Terry Pratchett
    The Queen appeared as innocent as one of those mountains which year after year do nothing very much but smoke a little, and then one day end up causing a whole civilization to become an art installation.
    Note: Genius
  • Kev shared from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
    ‘Sneaking, sneaking!’ he hissed. ‘Hobbits always so polite, yes. O nice hobbits! Sméagol brings them up secret ways that nobody else could find. Tired he is, thirsty he is, yes thirsty; and he guides them and he searches for paths, and they say sneak, sneak. Very nice friends, O yes my precious, very nice.’ Sam felt a bit remorseful, though not more trustful. ‘Sorry,’ he said. ‘I’m sorry, but you startled me out of my sleep. And I shouldn’t have been sleeping, and that made me a bit sharp. But Mr. Frodo, he’s that tired, I asked him to have a wink; and well, that’s how it...
    Note: Sneaking!
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