Author Archives: Andy Eckles

Damnit, Jim!

For as many Scream references as I’ve made over the years in The Blackthornes, I couldn’t not drop a Scream-esqe murder sequence at some point!  And no, the killer is not going to go around in a cape and hood … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Cities

A challenge to get this one polished enough to post.  I was dealing with 3 time zones, one being clear across the world.  Without putting in a bunch of unnecessary scenes to balance things out, it took a lot of shuffling of … Continue reading

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Mothers and Daughters

Hopefully this episode starts to put the pieces together in a lot of this Sunset Studios/Lamont 3 stuff I’ve been leading up to.  I don’t really consider this a “whodunnit” but more of a story that links a lot of … Continue reading

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The Benefactor

On the cusp of vessel 18 A look of terror in our eyes The moonlight licked the face of danger Innocence made us like soldiers Untouchable and golden The quilt of darkness dotted with our teardrops I know you’re sad … Continue reading

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DD-5

This episode took a mere 3 days to complete from start to finish.  I wrote it in one day, edited it the next, and formatted it to the site on the third.  An unprecedented accomplishment.  I’m not sure what to … Continue reading

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History Lessons

Now seems like a good time to start bringing a lot of things full circle in The Blackthornes.  Part of that is referencing characters from the past.  Some will be in big ways and some in small, like this week’s … Continue reading

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The Case of the Frozen Pimp

I was glad to be able to incorporate another murder mystery before the end of the series.  They’re fun to write, and while I may not be the most experienced or effective mystery writer, I think most of the pieces … Continue reading

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Method to the Madness (Single Version)

I thought I’d share some secrets of how I produce an episode from start to finish.  Brace yourselves, it’s very scientific (insert sarcastic remark here).  I start about 2 days after releasing the previous episode (I need a break for … Continue reading

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The Luscinia Megarhynchos Fragmentation

This episode was fun because it gets to the meat of the crossover with Nightingales.  I like the technique of having a scene end in one series, and the same scene pick up in the next.  AMC & OLTL did … Continue reading

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The One With The Snake

Another standard episode I guess, not that it doesn’t have its relevance, but it basically moves story along at an even clip as opposed to throwing a bunch of twists at you.  We’re in that stage of my typical season … Continue reading

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