Monthly Archives: August 2010

>Exorcism pt. III

> Continued from Part II The brigadier was going from bad to worse, as he hadn’t had a whole-night’s sleep in weeks. He started to forget things, turned up to work in a dirty uniform, unshaven and deranged. He forgot … Continue reading

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Exorcism pt. II

  Continued from Part I To make things worse, the squad’s bookworm, Sotirakis, had been reading Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft recently, and his wild imagination conjured images of masked aggressors, outlandish beasts with claws and fangs. He’d sit … Continue reading

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>Exorcism pt. I

> They were all gathered inside the outpost-even Linda the dog was terrified, hidden under the TV stand. The guards did their shifts in pairs, so that they’d have someone to talk to. Patrol duties were largely neglected, not because … Continue reading

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Roast chicken

> This is a nice and simple recipe. Ingredients: 1 chicken, cut into pieces 1 kilo of potatoes 3-4 ripe tomatoes 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, chopped Rosemary 1 glass of white wine ground cinnamon salt pepper Place … Continue reading

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Lavoura’s tale

A long time ago, long before the time of the Turks, when the Franks were ruling the land, there was a rich feudal lord by the name of Markéllos. Markéllos had a daughter, Lavoura, who was of marriage age. Lavoura … Continue reading

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Meatballs with mash

  From Meatballs with mash Ingredients (for 4) For the meatballs: 500g minced meat (beef, lamb, pork or a mixture of whatever you fancy-I used lamb for this one) 1 onion, very finely chopped bread crumbs, about 1/2 glass (cous … Continue reading

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Sotirakis the Meek

Sotirákis sat patiently waiting for his replacement. He’d been on guard duty at the detached watchtower, looking after the .50 cal since midnight, with his shift ending at six. Six long hours in this wilderness. He didn’t mind though; on the … Continue reading

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