Daily Archives: April 24, 2020

Trophy Hunting

A number of things about trophy hunting make me livid.

  • The fact that there are people out there who want to kill beautiful animals.
  • The fact that these people gain pleasure from killing a sentient being from a cowardly distance.
  • The fact that they display the results of their hunting for the world to see.
At times I wish someone would hunt these trophy hunters and poachers.
I don’t have the courage to do this myself.
Luckily, as a writer I can create a character who does do this.
This book called She’s Coming For You details such a person.
Alex Peters has loved animals her whole life. When her friends expressed their sadness that no one was hunting the hunters of animals, she decided to rectify the situation. She was the ideal candidate. In her normal job, as a soldier behind enemy lines, she’d killed animal abusers when given the chance and the animals were given some respite from their ordeals.

Now she was not undercover. She was on holiday, travelling on the trains in Spain and Portugal.

There were no colleagues to back her up. She would have to take risks.

She doesn’t keep a diary of the deaths, but does like to write about the history of the places she has visited. This makes her seem like a normal human being – even when she isn’t.

Smile!

For less than £1 you can read This book  which describes 40 made-up traditions similar to the real ones in England. This should give you something to smile about when you’re at home longing for a little bit of escapism.

All the stories are distinct and can be read independently; this is a book for the busy individual who has a spare five or ten minutes to discover the secrets of Biscuit Rolling.
As a 5-star Amazon review recently said:
Fun read and great for times when you have to stop and start frequently.
Excerpt: Feather Balancing from Rye:

The Feather Balancing contest has been held in Rye every September 7th since 1673 and was originally begun to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the visit of Elizabeth I to the town. The contest was created because of the local fable that one of the Queen’s peacock feathers blew off her costume and was picked up by a local farmer Walter de Groote, who went down on one knee and returned the feather back to Elizabeth. She remarked how wonderful it was that de Groote could balance the feather on the end of his finger. De Groote replied that he could balance a feather on other parts of his anatomy too “if she wulde like to watche.”

De Groote was detained in the Tower of London for 25 years for his impertinence and was lucky to escape with his head. It was rumoured that the ravens kept away from his cell as de Groote would take any opportunity to steal feathers from them to practice his art.

Bio: I am a writer. I love writing creatively especially about subjects such as British traditions, where my made-up traditions are no less ridiculous than the real thing. A list of my books, both fictional and factual (about travel), can be found here.