Category Archives: humour

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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Perfectly Adequate

Someone asked me what I was good at at school and I had to think. I did okay at school, had my moments in both history and maths but I never succeeded so well as to be top of the … Continue reading

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It Shouldn’t Happen But It Did: The Dog And The Strip Light

I spent the first two years of my legal career in a small firm dealing with mostly domestic matters: property buying and selling, wills and probates and domestic disputes, including divorces. One case involved a family restaurant where the son … Continue reading

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