Category Archives: humour

Seven Days Before The Nuptials; Memories of a First Time Father of the Bride To Be

My daughter married the most delightful man over the Bank Holiday weekend in August. We had the most splendid time. The following is nothing like what happened. Really… We had a registry office ceremony the day before the Big Event … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen To A Lawyer: Knitting And The Danger Of Flying Low

Most of my working life was spent in and around London. However, the projects I worked on were nationwide, from shopping centres in Chester and Barnstaple to retail parades in Cambridge and Brighton, Offices in Poole and Manchester and industrial … Continue reading

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Shoes Have No Soul

I bought new shoes for the forthcoming nuptials. Brown lace ups from Sons of London, an online emporia of gentlemen’s shoddery. This was under instruction from the happy couple to ensure I am fully compliant with the tonal requirements of … Continue reading

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Sam Smith’s Story #prompt #weirdencounters

In her post, here, Sam Smith recounted a strange encounter she had and asked us to speculate what it might mean. This is a summary of that encounter and my take on the reasons for it. Coming towards me was … Continue reading

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Castle Hunting #writephoto #humour #flashfiction

The estate agent looked at the clipboard and sighed. “You’re going to love this one, Mr Dracula.” “You said that last time. And please. Count Dracula.” “One Dracula, two Dracula…” The agent offered a cheesy grin to his bloodless passenger. … Continue reading

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Yes Mr Speaker #flashfiction #humour

Martin Clarke stood in the Speaker’s private office and admired himself in the mirror. He shouldn’t be here, he knew but the open door spoke of temptation. One day soon, he promised himself as he adjusted the ermine collared cloak, … Continue reading

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So What Does It Make Me?

There are many ways in which my wife and I are different. Fr’instance if we are driving on a road with two or more lanes and one of the lanes begins to disappear – the road narrows or there are … Continue reading

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