The third in a new series of adventures for Salmon & Dusk.
When Kilbey is hospitalised after his latest cash-saving initiative, Nero is left alone to take on the case of a woman stalked by a cashed-up stranger.
Quickly, Nero comes to realise not everything is as it seems. His client seems more interested in finding out more about him than worrying about her own safety. Just who is she and who is she working for? Is Nero's past about to come back to bite him?
YESTERDAY CAME TOO SOON is a single episode story in the ongoing SALMON & DUSK series.
This song is mentioned several times in the new story, so for those of you unfamiliar with The Small Faces, here it is in all its (slightly tinny) glory. The first mix of Yesterday Came Too Soon actually saw the song fade up under the final scene, but I'm increasingly uneasy about using any copyrighted music in the podcasts, so you'll just need to imagine that still happens.
'People who once passed me by, will turn their heads round...'
Story 3 has had a long and somewhat cursed history to date. After various factors conspired to keep me from podcasting it before flying out to Bangkok for three weeks' work, I then found myself in a hotel room whose various whirrs and clicks (not to mention the neighbouring building site) made recording to the usual standard difficult, if not impossible. And then there were the four days in hospital...
The end result is, I've put the planned story 3 aside for now. It's written, but I don't feel quite ready to record it. I think a redraft will do it a world of good anyway.
In its place will be Yesterday Came Too Soon. As with the missing story, it's a Nero tale. With Kilbey in hospital, Nero has to deal with a particularly unusual client - one who seems to know a lot more about him than is comfortable.
Written during my time convalescing, this will be a one-off episode (just like the story it's replaced) and I'm hoping to have it online within the week. (Perhaps with a little more background noise than usual.) We'll get to see a bit of a different side to Nero as he puts together the pieces of a rather romantic mystery.
As always, your patience is appreciated!
Coming soon then: Yesterday Came Too Soon.
Art by Victor Wycoco (which inspired the story in the first place)
It's nearly time for Story 3 in this season of SALMON & DUSK, but only nearly. There's about 9,000 words written and probably another 5,000 to go, which I had hoped to knock out last week. Instead, I've been back working on the new draft of HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY - a draft I would really love you all to see sometime this year.
I'm off to Thailand for three weeks' work at the end of this week and it's unlikely I'll have time to write, record and edit before then. But, fear not! I'm hoping to be able to podcast from my hotel room, so we'll still see Story 3 by the end of the month. (All things being well.)
What can I tell you about the next story? Well, it's a Nero story, as he really hasn't had much time in the spotlight yet. Nero does someone a good turn and then suffers greatly for it. For now, that's all you're getting. As usually, it'll have drama, surprises and, hopefully, a few giggles. No explosions though, although I could always write one in.
Thanks again for all your support - it's been great to hear how much people have enjoyed the first stories.
ps. The picture above is a quick sketch courtesy, as always, of Victor Wycoco.
Can't wait for the next Out of the Picture? Or just in the mood to celebrate after Merry Christmas, Cartwright? Well, why notcheck out the updated Downloads section for a host of new wallpapers, including brand-spanking-new iPhone and MacBook sized pics.
A special seasonal one-off adventure for Salmon & Dusk
Theo Cartwright is homesick in London, hoping Kilbey will make more of an effort for Christmas this year. Knowing Kilbey, she might be erring on the side of optimism. What is certain is that things will get a lot worse for Theo before they get better.
A standalone story, Merry Christmas, Cartwright is intended to be a somewhat sweet, chucklesome companion for the Christmas Eve journey home - wherever you may be.
Victor Wycoco has done it again - this time it's a special card to accompany the SALMON & DUSK Christmas Special. Click on the picture or here to get yourself a copy to send to friends and family (of excellent taste.) What better way to spread the word about the new SALMON & DUSK series? (And to give said friends and family a very lovely picture.)
Of the picture, Victor (who gave up what was left of his pre-Christmas free time to draw it) says:
I wanted to do a sweet scene with the couple - kind of what Theo wanted the night to be. Kilbey still can't understand what is with all the sentiment. He agreed to wear reindeer ears nonetheless.
Personally, it's my absolute favourite thing. (Since the last picture Victor sent me, at least.)