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 geofflepard.com 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.

Complacency: Fairness v Justice #thoughtpiece

One of my ‘not sure where this is going’ pieces. As a Cub Scout, back in the 1960s we were taken to a Police Station, one of those educational trips that I recall with a mix of fascination and horror … Continue reading

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Sun, Sea, Sand And #holidays

Every holiday from my earliest memory meant a visit to my mother’s mother – my Gran – who lived in a tall Georgian terraced house on the sea front at Herne Bay in North Kent. I could wax lyrical describing … Continue reading

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Finding A Way #flashfiction#microcosms

Delphine Tombola knew from Primary school that the faith she would embrace would need to provide her with a complete and comprehensive way of living.  She dabbled with the four major religions and dropped them once they revealed their inherent … Continue reading

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Fruit: The Ultimate Passion Killer #carrotranch

‘How did the date go, Morgan?’ ‘It was what my old gran would have called a curate’s egg.’ ‘What did you do, Morgan?’ ‘Ate a banana.’ ‘Come again?’ ‘We went to the Peking Paradise…’ ‘Classy.’ ‘Shut up Logan. Then the … Continue reading

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Life in a Conversation And A Bit About Me

I have revealed a bit about what makes me write over at PJ’s blog. You might like to visit and see if it resonates. Oh, and I have a book coming out. Didn’t I say? via Life in a Conversation

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The Five Things I Learned From Jigsaw Puzzles

I was in a garden centre today, acting as moral support and guard duty for the Textiliste. It’s not that she is regularly under threat, you understand but any trip out that involves her mother runs the risk of strangling … Continue reading

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Getting The Job Done #flashfiction

John Plont scanned the cafe, before joining Harry Pettimoron. He fitted the iv line and sighed. ‘You well?’ Harry frowned. ‘Missus was a bit runky and the mutt had a touch of the dribblets. Busy day.’ ‘Yeah? What’s on the … Continue reading

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