Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 20 – The Flamingo & The Dummy


It’s here, the penultimate episode of Chimera Book 1! I anticipate anyone who has listened to the last 19 chapters may be in urgent need of a recap. For others unfamiliar with my continuing collaboration with Dan Snelgrove to turn the first of my children’s adventures into an audio book, it might be a case of ‘Chimera what now?!’ Short version is Dan and I embarked on this project all the way back in October 2020, and with but one more episode to produce to complete Kyp Finnegan’s first adventure in the strange and dangerous realm of lost properties, we’re nearly there! If you go here, you can begin at the beginning, and if you go here, you can catch up on the events of the last chapter; and for a quick recap of the final moments of Chapter 19, see below.


Last time in Chimera Book 1:

After sneaking through streets piled high with detritums, Sir Regulus led Kyp and Jamie to a large crossroads.

‘This is where we must part company too,’ he said. ‘Beyond the city’s borders lie the swamps of Rising Damp. After the swamps lie the Badlands. Jamie and I will follow the route of the Cavalcade.’

Be careful,’ said Kyp, glancing around nervously.

You too.’

‘Don’t do it, Kyp,’ said Jamie. He sounded helpless, even angry. ‘Please, Kyp. I don’t want you putting yourself in danger for me. It’s not right.’

‘Are you quite sure about this, Kyp?’ asked Sir Regulus. ‘Going on alone?’

Kyp looked at them both. He didn’t feel afraid. He didn’t feel anything much. He thought about his mum and dad. He reminded himself they were gone. He thought about Sprat. She was gone too. He thought about Atticus, who was dead.

‘I’m fine,’ he said, and then it was time to say goodbye.

Chapter 20 – The Flamingo & The Dummy

Listen to all previous chapters at anchor.fm/chimerabook1

Coming soon to Red’s Kingdom, the final instalment of Chimera Book 1: Chapter 21 – The Sin King



6 thoughts on “Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 20 – The Flamingo & The Dummy

  1. I realize that I left off in the middle of the story…distracted by life as usual. Perhaps after April and NaPoWriMo I can return to it, as I hope to have more time then. I believe I should begin again though. (K)

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    1. TBH – the intervals between the episodes has been growing, on account of the commitments of Dan, the narrator, so I think we’re all looking forward to getting the last chapter recorded, at which point we can think about putting it out as a more joined-up experience.

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