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In Which A Possessed Can Of Beans Explodes, Contributing To The Gaiety Of Nations #microcosms

Timothy whistled. Not much of a tune and no real power but a definite whistle. Lori Perchance opened the Health & Safety box extracting the Rod and the Staff and headed for the shortbread tin. She caught a glimpse of … Continue reading

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The Care Bearing Of The Spotlessly Declined

‘Why so glum?’ ‘Mrs Twistelton says I don’t care enough to be in the orchestra.’ Mary stopped writing. ‘Do you?’ ‘Muuum!’ ‘You hardly practice.’ ‘Everyone is in the Orchestra.’ ‘Everyone?’ ‘Maisie, and the girls.’ ‘Ah! Maisie. I hear her name … Continue reading

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In Its Shadow #microcosms #flashfiction

Flies, by the score. That was what stopped him; a dark midden hanging in the air, staining his view. Officer Barnes switched off the engine. He waited until the last bit of chilled air lost its battle with the sun … Continue reading

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The Help #shouldbewritingbutamponderinginstead

Nano is time consuming. Useful, sure. Satisfying, eventually. Fun? Well yes and no. It seems to involve a lot of bashing at the keyboard – my ‘e’ is looking pasty and, oddly, my ‘s’ has developed a squint – followed … Continue reading

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All The World’s Aflame #writephoto #flashfiction

This week’s #writephoto prompt from Sue Vincent is In a world of increasing tension, governments are alert to any sign that nasty surprises are on the horizon. When the sky caught fire over Weston-super-Mare one moist Tuesday in February, just … Continue reading

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Hartley and Mrs Scroop: A Marrow Made In Heaven #microcosms #shortfiction

Vicar/pastor, rural parish, crime The Reverend Hartley Scroop bent slowly and stroked his marrow. ‘Come on beauty. Just give me a little more.’ Over the fence his neighbour listened to the blandishments with scorn. Rupert Penfold had won best marrow … Continue reading

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Unknown Soldier #carrotranch #flashfiction

Mary shivered, regretting her choice of coat. Remembrance Day parades brought back memories of the cold like no other. As the last note of The Last Post drifted away, Mary read the names on the War Memorial. She’d never studied … Continue reading

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