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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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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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History Repeats #writephoto

‘She’s there, just by the shore.’ Sarah glanced nervously at Martine, hoping for some response. Any response. ‘How far?’ Sarah sighed. Martine was like the others. ‘About 200 yards, at two o’clock. She’s staring out to sea.’ Of course she … Continue reading

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Taking Ice With A Pinch Of Salt

‘Ice with it?’ ‘My dad said that was sacrilege.’ ‘He liked his scotch warm?’ ‘He didn’t like scotch. He just didn’t like others having it with ice. He was a G&T man.’ ‘No ice?’ ‘Always ice and a slice.’ ‘Bit … Continue reading

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The Unfortunate Outcome Of Gender Neutrality In Algorithm Design #writingprompt #speculativefiction

The group of white coated technicians grouped round the plinth. The leader – his status obvious to any outsider by the fact he had the biggest laminated badge around his neck and that his hands were buried in his pockets … Continue reading

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Paddy O’Reilly And The Leprechaun’s Gift #stockpicturechallenge

Paddy thought exile would free his mind, but Norman was always the reminder. He eased the foot high piano-player from inside his guitar and they began to duet. A crowd gathered, astonished at the tiny virtuoso. As always one had … Continue reading

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Lost In Translation #carrotranch #prompt #flasfiction

‘You look smart, Morgan. In court?’ ‘Ha. I’m meeting a rather special person. Very influential. I hope he can help me.’ ‘How?’ ‘He understands how the system works, you know, all those back passages.’ ‘Corridors of power?’ ‘Exactly.’ ‘A sort … Continue reading

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