Stargirl Macbain's picture
A Note From Your Friendly Neighborhood Moderator
Posted by Stargirl Macbain on July 27, 2014 at 9:34am ...1 replies

Hello All!

Given some recent events, I just wanted to remind everyone that the moderators do, in fact, still exist.

I'd also like to remind everyone that we like to keep things as polite as possible. If you have concerns about a post being inappropriate for the BAR, the correct thing to do would be to drop a note to a moderator (listed for your convenience in the sidebar over there --->).

The incorrect thing to do...

Maggie Lynwood's picture
Christmas Goose
Posted by Maggie Lynwood on July 26, 2014 at 7:34pm

Continued from The Family Jewels.

The large kitchen was in a state of controlled chaos, nearly every surface was hosting some part of the preparation for the evening’s feast: pies cooling, roots chopped, puddings resting, pastries rolled out but not yet filled, pots and pans sizzled and grumbled on the stove and Maggie flitted between them in a...

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Making a Start
Posted by Tepic Harlequin on July 26, 2014 at 12:34am

It was not long before Tepic was back, Snotty Charlie and Billy No-Toes in tow.

"See? Got me name on it, so it's mine!" he declaired proudly.

The other boys looked at each other as if they had been here before, then Charlie laboriously sounded out the name on the board.

"Blimy," he said, "he's right!"


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An In-Tents Experience....
Posted by Tepic Harlequin on July 25, 2014 at 3:12pm

The lad hauled himself out of the manhole by the Steamworks and carefully slid the cover back on. It had been some time since he had come by this route and it was good to see the place again. He turned to his right, sauntering along under the railway, then stood stock still, gazing in amazement.

Visible over the tall wall was the striped fabric of a huge Carnival Tent, twin poles reaching the sky, a rope strung between the two...

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The Family Jewels
Posted by Mr Tenk on July 24, 2014 at 4:09pm

continued from The Wren Hunt


“Come with me I have something to show you.” Odnar said with a smile.

Odnar took Maggie’s hand and gave it a little squeeze. He led the way through a maze of passages as they went deeper and deeper into the mountain.

They came to a long stone passageway lit with flaming torches. The...

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Wiki Wednesday: The Outer Circle, or...
Posted by Bookworm Hienrichs on July 23, 2014 at 5:33am ...1 replies

Today's Wiki Wednesday brings us one of Mr. Arconus Arkright's wonderful short stories: "The Outer Circle, or How I got kicked out of the B.R.T.R.C.C.A."  If you've never read any of his sadly-infrequent (by my standards, anyway *grin*) stories, you're in for a treat.  This one, as many of his stories are, is delightfully absurd.