Zombies by the Sea – Excerpt 35

Zombies by the Sea – Excerpt 

  The Mayor, although a hefty man could be surprisingly agile should the occasion merit it, and this was certainly one of those occasions. He rode Samira with a vengeance, every time she screamed, in pleasure or pain? He increased the speed and depth of his thrusting.

Samira may have begun as a virgin, but the way she was returning his thrusting, one for one suggested to the Mayor that she was now without doubt a woman. And maybe even his woman, after all she had chosen him to take her virginity. It was all very confusing?

Samira, started to moan louder, ‘ Faster, I’m cumming! the Mayor increased his thrusting and they came together in a shuddering climax. To his surprise and delight Samira kissed the Mayor passionately on the lips, Kissing was something new to him.

He rather relished the moment, reaching out he fondled her breasts once more, she made no attempt to stop him, in fact she openly encouraged him, and he loved it. She was young, beautiful and apparently available. Life was good!

Sanjay Patel received an urgent message from his wife, there were problems at the Holiday Camp, Samira wasn’t there, and everything appeared to be in confusion, nobody seemed to know what was happening.

Sanjay was furious, he was responsible for organising the weekend, and Samira had left him open to ridicule, now he would have to take charge himself, wasting his own valuable time. Where was that girl? It is possibly a good thing he didn’t know!

(C) Damian Grange 2018

Conor Dillon – Beginnings Excerpt 10

Conor Dillon – Beginnings Excerpt 10

  ‘I am Michael Fallon, known to most folks who know me as Black Michael, I used to be an assassin, I killed for money, I make no excuses. But I had no inclination that I was bought here to kill your father, your Father, Shamus and myself were in the wars together, we were friends and comrades.’

‘I was bought here blindfolded until we were outside your door, my instructions were clear, kill the man who opens the door, I only found out a few months ago that it was your father, I have been abroad fighting in the wars, I come to seek your forgiveness and to offer my help in finding the man who ordered your Father’s death, he owes me a life!’

He spoke with such a quiet sincerity, that I felt inclined to believe him, he was not the evil killer I had first thought him to be. ‘I come to offer you my life, if you listen to mine and your Mother’s words, you will need a man to watch your back, I want to be that man and I give you my word that I will serve you faithfully!’ he stated with conviction.

My Mother said, ‘ You had better sit down, Conor, what I am about to tell you will be even more of a shock to you, the man you knew as your Father was not the man who sired you, He had to leave me to go to France, He is a Nobleman, He had to leave this country in a hurry ‘

‘ He had no knowledge that I was carrying his child, your Father, that fine man, took me on and became my Husband and your Father.’ ‘ So, why are you telling me this now, and what Information as Black Michael bought that has changed everything so?’

‘The Man who hired me to kill your Father,’ Said Black Michael, ‘ Said his name was Dillon, and your natural Father is Count Arthur Dillon, Colonel of the Irish Regiment Dillon, in the service of King Louis of France!’

(C) Damian Grange 2018



Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 91 )

Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 91 )

Continuation of Police Surgeons Report :

The whole of the surface of the abdomen and thighs was removed, and the abdominal cavity emptied of its viscera. The breasts were cut off. The arms mutilated by several jagged wounds and the face hacked beyond recognition of its features. The tissues of the neck were severed all round down to the bone.

The viscera were found in various parts viz : The uterus and kidneys with one breast under the head, the other breast by the right foot, the kidneys between the feet, the intestines by the right side of the body and the spleen by the left. The flaps removed from the abdomen and thighs were on a table.

The bed clothing at the right corner was saturated with blood, and on the floor beneath, a pool of blood covering about two feet square. The wall by the right side of the bed and in line with the neck was marked by blood where it had struck it in several separate splashes.

The face was gashed in all directions, the nose, cheeks, eyebrows and ears all being partially removed. The lips were blanched and cut by several incisions running obliquely down to the chin. There were also numerous cuts extending irregularly over all the features.

The neck was cut through the skin and other tissues, right down to the vertebrae, the fifth and sixth being deeply notched. The skin cuts in the front of the neck showed distinct ecchymosis. The air passage was cut at the lower part of the larynx, through the cricoid cartilage.

Both breasts were more or less removed by circular incisions, the muscle down to the ribs being attached to the breasts. The intercostals between the fourth, fifth and sixth ribs were cut through and the contents of the thorax visible through the openings.

The skin and tissues of the abdomen from the costal arch to the pubes were removed in three large flaps. The right thigh was denuded in front to the bone, the flap of skin including the external organs of generation, and part of the right buttock. The left thigh was stripped of skin fascia and muscles as far as the knee.

(C) Damian Grange 2018


Air Aces of World War One

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Captain Edward Vernon Rickenbacker – America’s Top scoring Ace 1890 / 1973 Part 3

On May the 3oth 1918, he scored his sixth victory. It would be his last for three and a half months, he developed an ear infection in July which grounded him for several weeks and almost put an end to his flying career.

On his return to combat, he shot down Germanys new fighter the Fokker D.VII on September the 14th and another the following day. On September the 24th 1918, Rickenbacker, now a Captain, was promoted to commander of the Squadron. And on the following day he downed two more ,German planes, for which he was belatedly awarded the Medal of Honour in 1931 by President Herbert Hoover.

After claiming yet another Fokker D.VII on September the 27th, He joined the ranks of the balloon busters, downing balloons on the September the 28th and October the 1st, 3rd, 27th and 30th. Thirteen more victories followed in October, bringing his total up to thirteen Fokker D.VII’s, four other German fighters, five highly defended observation balloons and only four of the easier two-seater reconnaissance planes.

The military determined Ace status by verifying combat claims by a pilot, but confirmation too was needed from ground witnesses, affirmations of other pilots, or observation of the wreckage of the downed enemy aircraft. I no witnesses could be found, a reported kill was not counted. It was an imperfect system depending on the frailties of human observation, as well as vagaries of weather and terrain. Most Ace’s records are thus ‘best estimates’ not ‘exact counts’ but despite this Rickenbacker’s score of 26 remained the American record until WW2.

Rickenbacker flew a total of 300 combat hours, reportedly more than any other American pilot in the war, although I don’t think this figure would include the veterans who began service with the Lafayette Escadrille and the R.F.C.

Rickenbacker was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, a record number of eight times, one of which in the 1930’s was upgraded to the Medal of Honour. He was also awarded the Legion of Honour and the Croix De Guerre by France.

(C) Damian Grange 2018

Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 90 )

Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 90 )

  Mary Kelly was found the next morning, Her rent was in arrears, so the Landlord sent round his agent to collect the arrears. The said agent, one Thomas Bowyer knocks on the door but cannot gain access because the door is locked on the inside. He peeks through the curtains and sees Mary Kelly’s Mutilated body on the bed.

He informs his boss, Mr. Mc Carthy, the proprietor of Mc Carthy Rentals of which Millers Court where Mary resides is a part. Who after seeing the mutilated remains for himself, ran to Commercial Street Police Station, where he spoke with Inspector Walter Beck, who returns to the scene with him.

They spend a couple of pointless hours awaiting the arrival of bloodhounds, ‘ Barnaby’ and ‘ Burgo’ then decide to smash in the door. Which Mr. Mc Carthy does with a axe on the orders of Superintendent Thomas Arnold, who by then was also present on the scene.

Upon entering the room, they see the mutilated remains of Mary Kelly, clad in only a chemise, the remainder of her clothes were neatly folded on a chair beside the bed, her boots in front of the fireplace.

Dr. Thomas Bond, a respected Police Surgeon from ‘A’ Division was called in on the Mary Kelly Murder, this is his report:

The body was lying naked in the middle of the bed, the shoulders flat but the axis of the body turned to the left side of the bed. The head was turned on the left cheek. The left arm was close to the body with the forearm flexed at a right angle and lying across the abdomen.

The right arm was slightly abducted from the body and rested on the mattress. The elbow was bent, the forearm supine with the fingers clenched. The legs were wide apart, the left thigh at right angles to the trunk and the right forming a right angle with the pubes.

(C) Damian Grange 2018


Zombies by the Sea – Excerpt 34

Zombies by the Sea – Excerpt 34

  Samira wanted sex, all of her peers had lost their virginity years ago, but Sanjay and her Mother never let her out of their sight. The Mayor was not ideal, but he would do, he just needed a little more coaxing.

With this thought in mind, Samira removed her somewhat skimpy bra and offered the Mayor her breasts to suck, he set to with a vengeance, sucking and fondling them. Samira, to her surprise found herself getting quite aroused by this attention. Maybe this wouldn’t be the sacrifice she had envisioned, he was actually pleasuring her.

She needed him to pursue the matter further, with this in mind, she reached down and started to pop the buttons on his flies, once she had accomplished this she reached inside and grasped his penis, she soon jerked it to a promising looking erection. The Mayor was delighted, he had finally realised what Samira was offering him.

This was real revenge he thought, taking the virginity of Sanjay’s pride and joy, would be a delight to the senses in so many ways, the ultimate revenge, hit him where it really will hurt!, oh! such a joy!

Samira stood up, and removing her knickers, stepped out of them leaving her totally naked, she turned her back to the Mayor and wiggled her bottom, He was entranced, he wanted her!

Samira smiled and lay on the sofa, rubbing between her thighs, The Mayor got the message, dropping his trousers and ‘Y’ fronts, he approached her, she took his erection in her hands and guided him until he had penetrated her.

(C) Damian Grange 2018


Conor Dillon – Beginnings Excerpt 9

Conor Dillon – Beginnings  Excerpt 9

  But Shamus was a good teacher, and I soon became adept at his rough and tumble style of fighting, It was like he said, ‘ It wasn’t pretty, but it worked!’ I trained and worked under the supervision of Shamus for the next four years. He worked me hard but I grew taller and stronger.

However hard I tried, I never managed to get the better of Shamus, but I kept trying. the high point of my training came when he taught me how to throw a knife, Shamus was a knife man supreme. He could draw and throw a knife in seconds and never miss his target. I was not in his class, but I could throw a knife and he had taught me how to fight with one.

Then just a few days before my sixteenth birthday something else happened that would change my life totally. We had just returned from training, when my Mother summoned us, we had a guest. I walked through to the parlour and there, sat in my Father’s chair, as his killer, the giant.

I drew my knife, and screaming, ‘Bastard!’ lunged at him, but Shamus grabbed me from behind and disarmed me. But the moment he released me, I charged at the giant, who was now on his feet, He put out one of his massive hands and held me impotent at arms length, I was sobbing with rage. ‘Let it out, boy! its fine,’ for such a big man, he was softly spoken, almost like a priest.

‘Hello Michael, How are you?’ enquired Shamus, so they knew each other, this situation was getting odder by the moment. My Mother told me to sit and listen to what the giant had to say, because my future might well depend on it.

(C) Damian Grange 2018

Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 89 )

Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 89 )

  I heard her turn the key in the lock, then the door slowly opened. ‘Come In, Jack, it’s good to see you’ she uttered, I took in her appearance, she was only wearing a chemise, I guessed her intentions, but she had obviously no inclination of mine. I carefully locked the door behind me, I didn’t need any interruptions at this point.

She walked towards the bed, signalling me to follow, she turned at the bed just at the precise moment that my knife came up to sever her throat. I could not have timed it better, she uttered her last gasp and fell back on the bed. Now I could have my fun!

Although she obviously wouldn’t feel it, I was going to mutilate her face and body until even her own mother would not recognize her. I moved her slightly so that she lay down the middle of the bed. Then I began my ministrations on her cadaver, when I considered I had caused sufficient damage, even to my eyes, she looked horrific.

I wiped my tools, returned them to my bag, then opened the window and clambered out, leaving the door locked behind me. The reason that I had bought along McGinty suddenly became apparent to me, with his experience as a burglar, he could lock the window behind me.

A locked door and a locked window, should leave the Police with a fine little enigma to solve, good luck with that Inspector Abberline!

We left the scene of the crime, passed nary a soul on the way home, I slept like a baby, the best night’s sleep in ages.

(C) Damian Grange 2018




Air Aces of World War One


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Captain Edward Vernon Rickenbacker – America’s Top scoring Ace 1890 / 1973 Part 2

During World War One, He like many other German Americans changed the spelling of his name to a more American sounding equivalent, he changed the H’s for K’s thus becoming Rickenbacker. Because he was well known in the media, this name change received wide publicity.

In 1917, when The United States declared war on Germany. Rickenbacker enlisted in the Army and was soon training in France with some of the first American troops. He arrived in France on the 26th of June 1917 as a Sergeant First Class.

Most of the men chosen for pilot training had college degrees and Rickenbacker had to struggle to gain permission to fly because of his perceived lack of academic qualifications. Because of his mechanical abilities, He was transferred as engineering officer to the 3rd Aviation Instruction Centre at Issoudun, The U.S. Air Service’s pursuit training facility, where he learnt to fly in his spare time. He learnt to fly well, but because his mechanical skills were so highly valued, his superior’s tried to prevent him from attaining his wings with the other pilots.

Rickenbacker demonstrated that he had a qualified replacement, and the military awarded him a place in the 94th Aero Squadron, informally know as the ” Hat – in – the – Ring” Squadron after its insignia. Initially he flew the Nieuport 28, at first without armament. On April 29th 1918, Rickenbacker shot down his first plane. On May the 28th he shot down his fifth to become an Ace. Later that month the French awarded Rickenbacker the Croix de Guerre for his five victories.

(C) Damian Grange 2018

The Awesome Impact Award


I would like to thank Dee Kay and Roy of The Floating Thoughts for very kindly nominating me for this Prestigious Award, thank you so much!

I think that probably the thing that had the biggest impact on my life was when I had a heart attack, fortunately it was nothing too drastic, but it made me have a severe re-think of my life and values.

I have never smoked, so that was not a problem, I liked a social drink but I am very careful what and how many I drink. I am careful what I eat and how it is cooked, certain things do not help my condition.

But I think the thing I learnt most is to value true friendship, if necessary have a spiritual cleansing, but true friends never falter or change. If a man has one true friend, he is indeed blessed.

I would like to nominate the 10 following bloggers for this award!

Priscilla at Creative Writing – A young lady who isn’t scared to take chances

Adnama Marais – Sweet stories and cats

B at Aphorisms – A highly entertaining blog

Jessica Triepel – A truly gifted fantasy writer

The Quiet Blogster – Quiet, but always entertaining

Cheche Winnie – Useful quotes and conservation

Hyperion – A truly gifted writer

Dracul van Helsing – Amusing political commentary

Shreya Jindal – A young lady who writes with maturity beyond her years

Ortensia – An Italian Lady living in Ireland

The Rules!

1 ) Tag the person who nominated you

2) Take the Awesome Impact Award and place it in your post

3) Write about an incident that impacted your life in a really positive way

4) Nominate 10 other boggers for the award

(C) Damian Grange 2018