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Short Story: Penned #3 – Quackdrophenia

Penn ventures into a world of darkness as his search for the truth reaches dangerous new heights. Deep within a forest of lost memories, extraordinary revelations are promised to those who can overcome a tense game of mind over matter. But, stalked every step of the way by his greatest fears, Penn must figure out who and what he can trust if he is to make it out alive…

Download: Penned #3 – Quackdrophenia (bookfold)

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Short Story: Penned #2 – Ruins of a Mastermind

Penn’s search for answers takes him deep into a subterranean stronghold, buried firmly beneath a hundred years of history. Little does he realise, however, the full extent that the past will come back to haunt him as he traverses through the dark and endless underground labyrinth.

Legend tells of a hidden crypt located in the centre of the maze – but just what does he hope to find inside? Powerful forces dating back to the dawn of time are about to be unearthed, and Penn’s understanding of the world around him may never be the same again…

Download: Penned #2 – Ruins of a Mastermind (bookfold)

Penned – 2017/18 Release Schedule

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Happy 6th anniversary to The Rub-a-Duck Saga!

To celebrate, I can confirm that the”Penned” short stories will form a six-part series that chronicles Penn’s extraordinary journey following the events of A Quack in Time. Where will it lead him? Well… wait and see!

The next chapter in the series, “Ruins of a Mastermind”, will launch on 25th March 2017.

Here are all six titles, with intended release dates:

  1. The Nutquacker (Christmas 2016)
  2. Ruins of a Mastermind (March 2017)
  3. Quackdrophenia (Autumn 2017)
  4. Eternoël (Christmas 2017)
  5. Rich in Heart (2018)
  6. Rich in Spirit (2018)

Stay tuned! #Quack4More

Coming Soon: Penned #2 – Ruins of a Mastermind

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“Everyone has a few skeletons in their closet… and now it’s time to unearth yours”

Penn’s search for answers takes him deep into a subterranean stronghold, buried firmly beneath a hundred years of history. Little does he realise, however, the full extent that the past will come back to haunt him as he traverses through the dark and endless underground labyrinth.

Legend tells of a hidden crypt located in the centre of the maze – but just what does he hope to find inside? Powerful forces dating back to the dawn of time are about to be unearthed, and Penn’s understanding of the world around him may never be the same again…

Expect thrills, chills, and surprising reveals… and maybe even a familiar face or two…

Penned will return later this year in “Ruins of a Mastermind”. Stay tuned for more details soon!

Short Story: Penned #1 – The Nutquacker

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You didn’t think we’d leave it there, did you?!

The Rub-a-Duck Saga seemingly concluded this summer with an exciting fourth chapter, A Quack in Time – but every end is a new beginning. The story closed with Penn wandering the Earth alone in 2076, determined to find the duck and return to his own time… and frankly, that’s too good a premise not to follow up on. While there’s no guarantee we’ll ever get around to making another Rub-a-Duck film, that doesn’t mean the story has to end there. Not if you don’t want it to, anyway.

Introducing “Penned”, a brand new series of short stories telling the tale of Penn’s extraordinary journey. They’re not essential pieces of the Rub-a-Duck puzzle, but instead will serve as snapshots that ‘drop in’ on Penn’s adventures, supplementing the narrative and pushing events further forward. We’re building to something… whether or not we make it there, well, that remains to be seen!

What better place to start though than with a Christmas special – something we’ve been wanting to do with Rub-a-Duck for a long time, but never found an idea that truly worked. Until now! Get your reading goggles at the ready, sit back and relax, and enjoy this unexpected festive treat loosely inspired by Tchaikovsky’s ballet!

On a cold Christmas Eve in Colchester, a young girl called Clara meets a strange man known as “The Nutquacker”. But just where does he come from, and what is his obsession with a magic rubber duck…?

Download: Penned #1 – The Nutquacker (bookfold)

Introducing… Penned!

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Last year, I wrote a short festive story called The Christmas Present, which (if you’ll pardon the pun) went down a treat. So, for the holiday season this year, I planned to write something new – something bigger, something bolder… and something ever so slightly more ambitious than I expected. Over the last few months I’ve been hard at work on a New Year themed short story called “Times Long Past”, but in all honesty I don’t foresee it being finished in time for the intended release of 31st December. I’ll get round to it eventually – maybe we’ll just have to wait until next year comes around instead. However, that doesn’t mean Christmas has to go unnoticed…

Introducing “Penned” – an all-new series of short stories continuing the tale of The Rub-a-Duck Saga. Picking up where A Quack in Time left off, it will push the adventure forward in its own small ways. The first entry – naturally, a Christmas special! – will be arriving tomorrow at 12:22. Be there, and be square…

Come on, you didn’t think we’d leave it there, did you?!

The Rub-a-Duck Saga seemingly concluded this summer with an exciting fourth chapter, A Quack in Time – but every end is a new beginning. The story closed with Penn wandering the Earth alone in 2076, determined to find the duck and return to his own time… and frankly, that’s too good a premise not to follow up on. While there’s no guarantee we’ll ever get around to making another Rub-a-Duck film, that doesn’t mean the story has to end there. Not if you don’t want it to, anyway.

Introducing “Penned”, a brand new series of short stories telling the tale of Penn’s extraordinary journey. They’re not essential pieces of the Rub-a-Duck puzzle, but instead will serve as snapshots that ‘drop in’ on Penn’s adventures, supplementing the narrative and pushing events further forward. We’re building to something… whether or not we make it there, well, that remains to be seen!

What better place to start though than with a Christmas special – something we’ve been wanting to do with Rub-a-Duck for a long time, but never found an idea that truly worked… until now!

Come back tomorrow at 12:22 with your reading goggles at the ready – there’s a very festive treat on its way…!