Category Archives: miscellany

Oil And Troubled Waters #writephoto #flashfiction

Eric Semibreve goggled at the scene that presented itself. The reception at Great Meldrop police station wasn’t small but it could barely contain the two constables and the enormous woman standing between them. She dripped puddles of dark liquid onto … Continue reading

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Tuneless Indeed: Where’s The Moral In This #terrible poetry

Chelsea Owens has this thing, about terrible poetry. Here are two. Last week she wanted a rewritten popular song with a satirical edge so, well, Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds has been mullered as requested.  This week it’s a … Continue reading

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All I Never Wanted To Know About Wrestling #filmreview #fightingwithmyfamily

Many moons ago, when the Lawyer was seven or so he took a shine to wrestling. Not the black and white, saggy pants variety that ITV showed on a  Saturday afternoon involving luminaries such as Mick McManus and Giant Haystacks. … Continue reading

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The Glory Of The Garden: Wither Goes It? #poem #rudyardkipling

From time to time I like to ruin one of the Nation’s favourite poems, as voted some years ago in a BBC poll. This time I have been musing on the hottest ever February, in doing so, have taken an … Continue reading

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Dangling Mattocks: Mervin Versus Fluffikins #flashfiction

When the careers master, a man of sulphurous halitosis and infinite pomposity put him on the spot, Mervin Thomas said, ‘Plumber’. And off to plumb he went. At weekends, Mervin wrestled, glorying in his Andean biceps, while on weekdays Mervin … Continue reading

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When A Planter Isn’t A Planter #morganandlogan #carrotranch

‘Can you see where that planter is?’ ‘What planter?’ ‘I don’t want to reverse into it when I back up.’ ‘There’s no planter there.’ ‘There is.’ ‘No, there…’ ‘Go and check and you’ll realise how blind and stubborn you are.’ … Continue reading

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Castles In The Air #writephoto #flashfiction

Meldrew and Marigold exchanged bemused looks. ‘This must be number 33,’ Meldrew couldn’t hide the defensive note creeping in. ‘That last house was definitely number 31 and it’s odd numbers this side.’ Marigold peered at the rectangle of expensive white … Continue reading

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