Author Archives: TanGental

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.

Painting The Clouds Red #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt this week is Send In The Clouds   ‘Hello?’ The woman was sparse, like a brisk wind. ‘Mrs Soffit?’ The man wore curiously aerodynamic overalls and booster spats. ‘I am she.’ ‘Colin Colon, Nimbulo Creatives. I … Continue reading

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The Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition 

The Bloggers Bash writing competition was so popular last year that the committee is bringing it back (with a slight difference) for 2018. As you may have noticed, there’s another exciting event happening in London the same day as our … Continue reading

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The Annual Bloggers Bash: The Awards Categories Are Here

THE BLOGGERS BASH AWARDS ARE BACK!   Now in its fourth year, the Annual Bloggers Bash returns bigger and better than ever. The venue is booked, and the committee is busy working behind the scenes to ensure the day is full of fun, learning … Continue reading

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These days my handwriting would be best described… and not actually experienced. It is cursive only in the sense that it engenders in the reader an overwhelming and uncontrollable urge to curse. It wasn’t always thus… Who am I kidding? … Continue reading

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Two Becomes One #shortfiction

They stopped the wheelchair to let him look along his arbour one last time, whispering in foggy ears for him to stir. He didn’t move and they turned, saddened at his incomprehension, but letting him have a private moment. He … Continue reading

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1000 voices: a reprise #1000speak

I wrote this three years ago. I still think it’s worth a re-run. via Me, me, me; You, you, you #1000speak

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