Category Archives: miscellany

Umbrollia Revisited #writephoto

Umbrollia was unique in nature having developed a wormhole between it and its neighbouring parallel universe, through which lonely and lost brollies and umbrellas and other misplaced weather protectors passed in the hope of finding a more caring environment where … Continue reading

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Jobs For The Boys And Bats #writephoto #flashfiction

‘Mr Acula, can I….?’ ‘Doctor…’ ‘Sorry?’ ‘It’s Doctor Acula.’ ‘Oh? Right. Doctor of what?’ ‘Does it matter?’ ‘No I suppose not. I’m just curious…’ ‘Haematology.’ ‘Oh, so why…?’ ‘Why have I applied for this job?’ ‘Well, yes. I understand the … Continue reading

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Corona: part eleven #shortstory #storyininstalments

Part Eleven Christopher continued. “I’ve thought about it a lot. I don’t think he meant to hurt me quite so badly but when he confronted me and I confirmed the truth, the chainsaw was the nearest tool and he had … Continue reading

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What A Mandarin Speaking Brummie Taught Me

In the light of the now infamous ‘go back where you’re from’ comment I’d like to reshare a post from a year ago on the subject of differences… I helped at a shelter last week. Amongst the clients who turned … Continue reading

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The Bionicist #shortfiction #wordlesswednesday(not)

The Bionicist Eldrich Pomeroy steepled his fingers and released a silent curse. Fortunately for Hildegard Tilt, even now struggling into the seat opposite from the wheelchair, he had had the presence of mind to attach his recently updated ‘permanently caring’ … 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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