Author Archives: TanGental

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published three books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars and Salisbury Square. In addition I published an anthology of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand this summer. A fourth book will be out soon. This started life as a novel in a week on this blog and will follow later this year. I blog about all sorts at geofflepard.com and welcome all comments. 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.

X is for X-rays #atozchallenge

For the last two years I’ve joined in the #atozchallenge, namely to post every weekday in April using each letter of the alphabet in turn. In 2015 it was places I’d been to, in 2016 it was London themed. This … Continue reading

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Without a Bat, how do you have a Ball? #microcosms #flashfiction

This is my response to Microcosms 68, using character a dove place Gotham and genre crime ‘Peace? That’s a relative concept.’ Mayor Brown scratched his head. ‘How?’ Chief Blue was a man of few words. He couldn’t see why Brown was so off. Since the Bat … Continue reading

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W is for Weather #atozchallenge

For the last two years I’ve joined in the #atozchallenge, namely to post every weekday in April using each letter of the alphabet in turn. In 2015 it was places I’d been to, in 2016 it was London themed. This … Continue reading

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Gardens of Love #parents #poetry #gardens

As spring is a gorgeous month and in memory of my parents and their love of the garden here are a couple of dad’s poems to mum, based around her love of the garden, interspersed with pictures from our garden this week… your tour guides … Continue reading

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V is for Versailles #atozchallenge

For the last two years I’ve joined in the #atozchallenge, namely to post every weekday in April using each letter of the alphabet in turn. In 2015 it was places I’d been to, in 2016 it was London themed. This … Continue reading

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Moth eaten too

As you’ll know the stage before the moth itself is the chrysalis. The Lawyer acquired some last autumn, to see what emerged this year. He kept them in a  cool place over winter and now’s the time to ready for the … Continue reading

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Garden of Eden #shortstory #blogbattle

This is written in response to Rachael’s weekly blog battle, using the word ‘Garden’ and genre ‘Fantasy’ as prompts  Drognad the Green lent on his hoe and mopped his brow. The double suns of the First Spring were intense this … Continue reading

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