Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
2005.07.21 : Even Bigger Tossers

From: fuchs dispatch 
To: dispatch@michaelfuchs.org
Subject: Michael Still Fine; New Bombers Even Bigger Tossers
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 15:32:34

In the days following the attacks two weeks ago, the natural
resilience, sang-froid, and stoicism - not to mention
sarcasm and dismissiveness - of Londoners seemed to coalesce
into a more or less unified reaction to the bombers:

     "Sod off, you tossers."

This was nicely amplified in a Letter to the Terrorists,
from London:


Anyway, news on what happened today is very scanty, but from
the reports it sounds to me like these arsehead's detonator
caps, or primer charges, went off - but not their main
charges! Bwahahaha!

These guys are even bigger wankers than the original guys.
They couldn't even blow up.

Maybe I'll get to walk home again tonight. It's lovely out.
Had a fantastic run in the Royal Parks earlier in the day;
albeit I had to jog in place for nearly 5 minutes while some
unbidden Australian military band paraded down the Mall to
Buckingham Palace. I'm trying to run here!

Love, Michael

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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