Category Archives: creative writing

Love In A Hot Kitchen #writephoto

The members of Pollop on the Nadge’s Woman’s Institute would have come up with the following adjectives to describe themselves, if prompted with either: discrete flattery; or the opportunity to view the lightly oiled pectoral muscles of Jem Hayrick, the … Continue reading

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When Getting Your Roots Done Is Just A Protest #writephoto

Whip Willow and Twigs Birch stood, aghast. Twigs spoke first. ‘Did you know?’ Whip shook convulsively. ‘Just there was this old lady who needed her roots doing. Nothing like this.’ ‘She doesn’t need a prune, she needs a digger. How … Continue reading

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Getting The Right Signal #carrotranch

‘You look exhausted, Morgan.’ ‘It’s mum and her death wish.’ ‘Death wish?’ ‘Well, wishes. This whole “when I go…” malarkey.’ ‘It was the music last week…?’ ‘Oh that was easy. She told me yesterday she doesn’t trust me to carry … Continue reading

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Pearl Barley And The Tree Sprites Of Badger’s Trollope #writephoto

Pearl Barley stood by the lectern. Pearl was a recently qualified exorcist working for Spirits Release, the leading secular agency in the UK. It specialised in the management of an individual’s post-life inertia following a personalised expiration event (commonly known … Continue reading

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How To Toast A Crumpet

Colin had not felt this way for a long time, but then again it had been a while since he had drunk tea. Tea, he associated with Aunts. And Aunts with knitwear. And knitwear with cheek pinching. And Colin had … Continue reading

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Fire And Earth #carrotranch #creativewriting #loganandmorgan

‘Why the long face, Morgan?’ ‘It’s Mum.’ ‘Really? Is she ill?’ ‘She’s planning her funeral.’ ‘Some people do. Was she miserable?’ ‘Not at all. Quite energised.’ ‘That’s good.’ ‘Is it?’ ‘What did she say?’ ‘She wants to choose her music. … Continue reading

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Pearl Barley And The Seven Gnomes (Oh, And A Stone Frog)

‘What is it, girlfriend?’ Pearl Barley, five foot and small change and built for comfort not speed hurried towards her front door. Her hair pulled her back. ‘Hold on. We’re not going out with me looking like an overwrought bramble … Continue reading

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