Timeline Flying Fish Inn

Timeline The Chronicles of the Flying Fish Inn

March 1 1935
March 13 1958

(1958) Mater marries

Mater marries her childhood sweetheart

August 17 1965

(1965) Birth of Fred

(1965) Birth of Fred

June 8 1968

(1968) Birth of Abcynthia Hogg

(1968) Birth of Abcynthia Hogg

July 7 1970
April 12 1978

(1978) Mater’s husband dies

(1978) April 12 – Mater’s husband dies

March 10 1988

(1988) Mines Close down – Carts & Lager Festival

(1988) March, the mines are closed after an incident. It’s about the time of the Carts and Lager Festival, when Idle gets pregnant. After the incident, the Cart and Lager Festival stop for a while.

December 12 1988

(1988) Idle gives birth to a child in Fiji

(1988) Idle gives birth to a child in Fiji – she got pregnant after the Carts and Lager festival, the father is Howard. The child is given at a local orphanage where she later becomes a nun, being known as Sister Finli. She travels under the assumed identity Liana Parker.

July 3 1989

(1989) Hannah Hogg’s death (Abby’s mother)

(1989) Hannah Hogg’s death Abcynthia’s mother, Hannah Hogg, died in somewhat suspicious circumstances shortly before the mines closed.

December 20 1989

(1989) Horace Hogg death – Inn passes down to Abby

(1989) Horace Hogg death – Inn passes down to Abby The Flying Fish Inn was passed down to Abcynthia (the children’s mother) from her father*, who had a boarding house during the gold rush. He died just after the mine closed and Abcynthia closed the place up and moved to the city where she went to university and met her..Read More

May 7 1990

(1990) Fred marries Abcynthia

(1990) Fred marries Abcynthia

November 11 1998
November 11 2000

(2000) Birth of Clove and Coriander

Clove and Coriander Curara, identical twin girls born in the year 2000, the year 2000 being easily remembered and open to symbolic interpretation, as indeed is the date of their birth, the Day of the Dead, November the first ~ at 19:19. Clove was born first but merely minutes and so none of the family made tired old jokes about..Read More

March 10 2008

(2008) Carts and Lager Festival Revival

(2008) Carts & Lager Festival Revival — 20 years after the last Festival and the closure of the mines. Some folks thought to revive the festival as a prank, but people had so much fun the council agreed to renew it the next year, and the year after that it was made official.

August 20 2008
February 2 2009

(2008) Abcynthia leaves

(2008) Abcynthia leaves her husband Fred and their children. Shortly after, Idle and Mater come to the house to help Fred with the children and the estate which is in poor state.

September 11 2009

(2009) Strange incidents at the mines, Idle sets up the Inn

A few months after Abcynthia’s disappearance, some unexplained incidents occurred in the area around the ghost town and the defunct mines ~ possibly connected to the sci fi novel Fred was writing in some way ~ which Fred wrote articles about, which went viral in the popular imagination and thirst for weird tales, and visitors started coming to the town...Read More

May 27 2010

(2010) Fred leaves his family goes into hiding

(2010) Fred leaves his family goes into hiding

September 10 2014

(2014) Start of Prune’s journal

(2014) Start of Prune’s journal about the Inn (she’s 6 at the time ref)

March 21 2017

(2017) Visitors from Elsewheres

(2017) visit of Arona, Albie, Maeve, Hilda, Sanso etc. to the Inn

December 22 2020

(2020) The year of the Great Fires

(2020) The year of the Great Fires. Mater is 85. Idle is 50. The twins are 20. Prune is 12.

August 8 2021

(2021) Italian tourists saved the Inn

(2021) Italian tourists make the Inn famous, creating a regular income stream for the family, and allowing for needed repairs.

March 1 2023

(2023) Orbs Gamers Visitors

(2023) Visitors of the Orbs gamers Zara, Yasmin, Youssef and Xavier. Mater is 88. Idle is 53. The twins are 23. Prune is 15. Glimmer Gambol also visit her friend Idle.

September 1 2027

(2027) Prune going to a boarding school

(2027) First settlers on Mars Prune’s left for a boarding school to pursue her dreams

March 21 2035

(2035) Mater 100 and twins on a waterlark adventure

(2035) Idle receives news from the twins (now aged 35) & waterlark adventures. Mater is alive and kicking at 100.