Category Archives: miscellany

Why You Must Talk To The Trees #flashfiction #humour

Ponsford Aerosol hated being on the defensive and even less being threatened. He had been practicing as a lawyer for some forty years and in that time he’d acted for all varieties of the human diaspora, seventeen species of fish, … Continue reading

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Where? There! #flash #flash!friday

He’s in every photo. Crowds, anyway. The boy with the sad eyes. Ever since… well, you know. Even John looks for him now. It hurt, at the start when he said he was ‘just some student’ but even he couldn’t … Continue reading

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Chore Bores #carrotranch #flashfiction #morganandlogandoamerica

This week Morgan and Logan are still traversing the States and butting up against the Language ‘Morgan, can you pick up your clothes? This place is a sty.’ ‘Yes, mom, I’ll get right onto my chores.’ ‘I know we’re in … Continue reading

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A Fine Surrey White

I’ve been walking with a few of my former law colleagues for a few years now, usually twice or three times a year. This Year of the Turnip has put paid to most of that (we had grand plans to … Continue reading

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Bacon Sarnies And The Tivoli: Travels In Denmark #holidays

My repostings about my recentish holiday in Finland made me want to revisit my 2009 excursion to Denmark and Sweden (we went on the Finland and then Tallinn and I might take us there too). This though is me on … Continue reading

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Mr Dandy And The Milkshake #flashfiction

Millie waited for her father at the back of the class. ‘That’s all. 500 words by Tuesday, okay?’ Millie wondered why they all groaned. Were they hungry like her? As the class filed out, she eased forward to her father’s … Continue reading

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Death And The Harvest #blogbattle #shortstory

‘Are you awake, Mrs Pelligonium?’ Doctor Crimson Atak kept his eyes on the monitors. He wasn’t surprised by either the lack of response, nor the messages conveyed by the myriad machines. He nodded to the nurse on the other side … Continue reading

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Inside Out #carrotranch #flashfiction

‘Morgan! Where are you?’ ‘Hang on, I’m… what’s got into you?’ ‘Nothing.’ ‘So why do you sound like you’re being mugged and why are you standing on a table?’ ‘It’s… there… oh god! It’s coming…’ ‘A spider? You’re an agoraphobe?’ … Continue reading

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Ghost Story

‘Catch me!’ Just the wind in the trees. Another ‘fake’ memory, they’d have said. ‘Come on.’ She tugged at his hand. She wanted to understand. He released the brakes of two decades. ‘Is this it?’ Was it? Twenty years of … Continue reading

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In Praise Of Creative Writing Courses

As part of my launch of my latest book, a small volume of poetry called The Sincerest Form Of Poetry, I’ve been making myself a nuisance across various blogs. In one exchange I read a comment by Pam of Rough … Continue reading

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