Characters Who Totally Consume My Writing These Days
I’ve just finished writing the seventh in my series of Goblin Tales for Adults, entitled “Evil’s Shadow Grows Longer”. By the time you read this, I’m quite sure there will be at least two more.
For far too long, in my humble opinion, your average goblin has been much maligned. Far from being the loathsome evil creatures portrayed in fairy tales, I am of the firm belief that they are indeed on the whole entirely friendly creatures, despite the way the humins treated them when the two races first met, two thousand summers before the first in this series of goblin tales was writ.
The five wood goblins I met, and got to know, several months ago – Globular Van der Graff, (Glob), Makepeace Terranova (Make), Byzantine Du Lac (Byz), Eponymous Tringthicky (Mous) and finally, curmudgeonly old Neopol Stranglethigh (Neo), seem to have taken over my life in one way or another.
On their insistence I created an imaginary world for them to inhabit, which they share with the equally imaginary forebears of humanity, a group of early upright bipeds collectively called ‘Humins’, along with Witches both black and white, Griffins, Wyverns, Gremlins, Ogre’s, Trolls, the odd Wizard and a collection of assorted animals.
At the moment I see no visible end to the tales Glob, Make, Byz, Mous and Neo intend relating to me.
Here is the list of goblin tales writ so far in chronological order:
- Glob and Me
- The Hunt for a Friend
- All That Glisters
- For the Love of Acorns
- A Spell is Cast
- The Question
- Evil’s Shadow Grows Longer
You can read them for yourself, always providing of course that you are an adult – they are definitely not for children. If you can’t see the titles, click the red ‘stories’ hypertext link above the current stories available here on the front page of the excellent online Ezine “Angie’s Diary”.
Keep your eyes peeled on “Angie’s” in the future for further Goblin Tales for Adults.
Jack Eason – Official Wood Goblin chronicler