Category Archives: creative writing

Truth, Lies And Verbal Grouting

The lies came early, came often. ‘You’ll like this.’ ‘This won’t hurt.’ ‘The tooth fairy won’t come if…’ ‘Santa will be here tonight.’ Not yet five and already losing credulity. And yet hanging on, keeping a sliver of the faith. … Continue reading

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Steering #horses #carrotranch

‘Can we go riding?’ I knew it would come. Eventually. Thing is, me and horses? Like me and swimming. Not natural. The horse: dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle. The stable lad sniggered. ‘You rid afore?’ I … Continue reading

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Libelled! #writephoto

Jack Daw and Carrie Crow surveyed the scene. A misty hue hugged the landscape. It all looked so normal. Jack cast a beady eye on his boss and pecked nervously at his claws. ‘Oh stop that. You know what happens … Continue reading

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Hummus And The Cairn Of Cans #writephoto

Hummus awoke with a start. He looked around at scene that was at the same time both familiar and unsettling. Above his head the bright light – the word ‘sun’ seemed to be relevant though at the moment he couldn’t … Continue reading

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Escape From The Castle Doom #blogbattle #shortfiction

‘I’m sorry to keep you hanging around, Mr Acula. It’s been one of those days,’ Geraldine Gelatine proffered a smile which she just knew would be pointless. This brooding pale man had the sort of face – more a countenance, … Continue reading

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When The Cost Of Making Bread Was Astronomical

A little nonsense while I’m skiing ‘Re-entry In 20 minutes. You ok, Rod?’ Rod Hovis stared at the bulkhead, hearing the beast beyond, imagining it clawing, oozing and, above all, growing. The distortion on the metal was intense. Soon either … Continue reading

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When Good Breeding Is The Basic Requirement For Murder #writephoto

Detective Inspector Parmesan climbed out of his car and walked briskly across the grassy knoll towards the three uniformed policemen who sheltered by the ancient standing stones. At their feet he could see what was clearly a body part. ‘Hopkins, … Continue reading

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