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Deadline

For an ambitious young reporter such as Leslie Milne any story could be a ticket to better things. Working in the offices of the Redham Chronicle she dreamed of the big time, of breaking stories and bylines that would one day take her to the big city. Reality however, was something wholly different. Caught in a relentless cycle of human interest stories and obituaries she longed for something better, then one day a story hit her Editor's desk. It would be a story with a deadline that would change her life...


Monday 9.52am

Harris
Are you still looking for a bit of local content for the Wednesday edition?

Eddy
Sure. Paper's not going to bed until tomorrow night. What you got?

Harris
Had a call transferred from reception. Gene's passed up a weird one.

Eddy
What is it?

Harris
A ghost story no less.

Eddy
Who's the source?

Harris
Local property developer. He owns Harrow Hall.

Eddy
That wouldn't be John Dix would it?

Harris
That's right. You know him?

Eddy
Hell yes. Think back about six m…

Restless

Here for your consideration can be found the strange tale of Jonathan and Bullo Ryles, twin brothers and grave robbers extraordinaire. Amoral and despicable in all things they find easy money in digging up the wealthy and pillaging their belongings, unconcerned with stealing what they can from those who have passed beyond.  When a big score falls into their laps it is in their nature to grab for it with open arms, the seductive lure of a quick dollar blinding them to the truth that some of the dead are buried deep for a reason...


Wednesday 9.44am

Hedricks
Anything for me?

Jonathan
Just finished a job. Will have it all packaged and ready for delivery by lunch.

Hedricks
Proceeds of the two new clients down in Somerset?

Jonathan
Yeah. Both were fresh for the taking.

Hedricks
Did they prove profitable?

Jonathan
One of them definitely worth the effort. I have a pair of leather shoes you aren't going to believe.

Hedricks
Shoes?

Jonathan
Gotta be worth at least 600.

Hedricks
Any jewelry?

Jonathan
Usual. One …

The Hobbyist

Uriah Quint is a man with the world at his feet. Working as a bodyguard to the rich and famous he draws a six figure salary and travels the world, his life a relentless cycle of publicity events, parties and red carpets. Indeed he believes he has it all. In the hills he has his apartment, on the coast a little retreat reserved for the weekends. In his own mind he is in control and he likes it. Then someone steals his gun...


9.15am

Billy
Hey Uriah. You up yet?

Uriah
Just. God that was a long night.

Billy
I don't know why you're complaining. Parties are our thing. Headaches a necessary work related injury.

Uriah
Perhaps. Anyway. What're you after this early in the morning?

Billy
Early? Have you even looked at your alarm yet?

Uriah
Still got my eyes closed. Waiting for the fog to lift.

Billy
Well, you'd better get up. Have you got your carry license organised for the Monaco trip?

Uriah
Monaco? Isn't the old pistol licence OK for the EU?

Billy
Nope. Changes require a new certificate.

Uria…

The Raven Queen

Every day we wake to a world steeped in conflict and injustice. It remains a part of the human condition that we strive for a better existence, one where want is unknown and peace allows for a clear view of the future. Imagine then, that into this imperfect world there arises a single individual who is capable of taking humanity in a wholly different direction. Consider if you will the tale of Samuel Hamilton, a man of logic who has not yet fallen under the spell of the Raven Queen...


Saturday 10.16am

Aldous
Hey Sam. You off to the game?

Samuel
No. Not this time. Got some work I'll have to catch up on.

Aldous
Too bad. We're playing the Security team this week. Should be good.

Samuel
Sorry to miss it. Just trying to delete some spam emails I've been getting.

Aldous
Charities?

Samuel
No. From the Raven Queen.

Aldous
Strange aren't they.

Samuel
Mostly annoying. The subject lines read like they're personal messages but you know they can't be.

Aldous
Yeah. Probably one of her "C…

Who Goes There?

Ancient Man had good reason to fear the dark. In the lightless expanses of the night predators roamed their world, taking what they wanted from humanity's defenseless number and leaving little behind to mark their passage. In time we found the means to keep those predators at bay. But not all of the dangers of the night have been conquered. Alone in the forest Janet Harrow is pitching her tent, the night closing in about her. If she is lucky she may live to the dawn...


6.31pm

Mel
Hey Janet. I heard you pulled the short straw. :)

Janet
You heard right.

Mel
Where's John and Guthrie?

Janet
Both ill. The Prof needs the data so it looks like I'm up here for the weekend.

Mel
That sucks. Where are you now?

Janet
Near the second stream location. Laying some cages.

Mel
You got any of the trail cams?

Janet
Yeah. Set up a few along one of the main trails.

Mel
Where will you camp?

Janet
I think I'll set up just south of the stream.

Mel
And its Water Rats this time?

Janet
Yes it is. Forest Service wants an…

Creepers

There are some creatures in this world that do not want to be known. Hidden away from the knowledge of Men they exist in the shadows, preying upon the unwary and leaving no trace of their passing. They are unknown and their survival requires that they remain so. With this is mind consider then the story of Timothy Hall, a curious man who is about to discover that curiosity can indeed kill the cat...


Wednesday 11.13am

Tim
Decided yet?

Matt
Yeah. I'm in.

Tim
Great. Toronto in two weeks? Agreed?

Matt
Agreed. Will you ask Elly?

Tim
I'll have to. We'll need her for research and logistics.

Tim
She's the best when it comes to building schematics.

Matt
True enough. It'll be good to have the old crew working again.

Matt
Are we still looking at going through their archive sub-systems?

Tim
Yeah. Should be able to make a direct entry through their backup server.

Matt
That's going to make it easier.

Tim
Agreed. If we can gain a physical access into the archive we'll be able to back-door into …