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Patrick O'Duffy

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I write stories about weird stuff.

I'm very tall.

I swear more than is really necessary.

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The Obituarist

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Hotel Flamingo

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Nine Flash Nine

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Godheads and Other Stories

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The Descent

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Watching the Fireworks

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Okay, so this post starts by talking about improv theatre, then moves into roleplaying, then into writing, then maybe back and forth between gaming and writing for a bit?





I dunno, I’m writing this bit at the start. Which is probably a bad move.





Anyhoo, moving on.









One of the truisms of improv theatre – which I used to do a lot of back in my 20s, a revelation that should shock exactly no-one – is t...

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