Tales of the First

Tales of the First – Ryan’s Problem Part Two

September 29th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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A/N: Sorry this is late. I had a migraine Friday and went to bed early then was recovering Saturday.


Charlotte looked at her feet and nodded. “We are,” she said. “I’m still a bit scared, but you’re a friend. I have to trust you, and you were only trying to help Lucy when you pushed me.”

“Thank you,” Sienna said.

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Tales of the First – Ryan’s Problem Part One

September 20th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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A couple of hours later Charlotte was sat on Sienna’s bed holding her knees and not saying anything. Sienna and the others were waiting patiently for her to be ready to talk but she was just staring in to space.

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Tales of the First – Training Session Part Six

September 13th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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“You did,” Martin said. “So now let’s see what the maximum you can lift and hold today is.”

“Okay!” Sienna said.

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Tales of the First – Training Session Part Five

September 6th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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“I know it will,” Martin said. “But I’m sure you will manage it. I have faith in you.”

“Wouldn’t it be better for her to put the safety on rather than try and hold the trigger against someone trying to use it?” Lucy asked from where she was perched on the exercise bike.

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Tales of the First – Training Session Part Four

August 30th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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Much to Sienna’s delight she managed to stop all the tennis balls before they hit her. It was only the second time that she had managed that. Once Martin called a halt she gathered up the balls with her psychokinesis and floated them to the table next to Wendy before turning back to Martin who was grinning. “That went well–” She broke off as she felt a gentle breeze ruffle her hair when there was no wind in here. A split second later there was a dull thwap as something dropped to the floor. Sienna turned and looked down to see the deformed remains of a tennis ball lying there. It looked like it had been squashed until it gave. She looked up at Wendy who was staring at it open mouthed. “What just happened?”

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Tales of the First – Training Session Part Three

August 23rd, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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Martin hummed thoughtfully to himself. “Tomorrow at the earliest. I need to check the computer for any kind of malware that might have infected us and passed on the information they needed to locate us. Then I need to get a new dongle or two cash.”

“Leave that bit to me,” Wendy said. “This month’s stipend from the trust fund just hit so I’m flush. For now we should get on with Sienna’s training.”

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Tales of the First – Training Session Part Two

August 16th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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A/N: This part rather makes me cringe in places as I think it gives away my lack of technical knowledge.

“Just don’t make it black, you’ll look like Darth Vader,” Lucy said.

Wendy stared at her for a moment before hitting her own forehead again. “Darth Vader! Of course!”

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Tales of the First – Training Session Part One

August 9th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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A few days passed and the killings had died down though the police still seemed unable to track those responsible. The centre of Castleham had been reopened to the public and most of the shops were open again – albeit with scaffolding and boarded up windows in many cases and unnervingly armed police were on patrol – something Sienna had never thought to see in Castleham even if it had been the norm in major cities for several years now. Sienna went with Wendy and Lucy to choose fabrics for her dress and her costume. She was still wondering why she had let Wendy talk her into this, but if she was honest with herself it felt like a perfectly natural thing to do with her new powers. Perhaps she had watched too many superhero movies and they’d gone to her head.

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Sunday Worldbuilding – Tales of the First Setting

August 4th, 2019  |  Published in Sunday Worldbuilding, Tales of the First

I’ve wanted to do something with Supers for a long time. Now many of my stories have characters who could be superheroes – it’s mentioned as a joke in both Dragon Wars and Haventon – but here I meant the more traditional view. That gave me two choices go with a world with established superheroes and villians or a world where they are a new phenomenonnthat has crashed onto the scene. As you can tell I went with the latter as it creates yet another crisis for the people trying to keep all the plates spinning.

What do I mean by that? Well…

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Tales of the First – Wendy’s Secret Part Four

August 2nd, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First

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“And what are we going to call you?” Lucy asked. “Scrap knight? Junkyard girl?”

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