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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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After The Garden Of Eden #stockphotochallenge

‘I hate that bloody snake.’ ‘What’s wrong, Adam?’ ‘You wouldn’t understand. I’ll kill him though.’ Eve chased after Adam and just managed to prevent him strangling the reptile. As Adam did his double teapot pose, Eve tried to comfort the … Continue reading

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The Penrose Conundrum (After Escher) #carrotranch #flashfiction

‘My bloody mother.’ ‘What’s she done now?’ ‘She asked me to take her car for a service…’ ‘…Okay…’ ‘…so I was in a rush to get to the Post Office to pick up her letter, which had her new credit … Continue reading

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Dalby Udder’s Cunning Apprenticeship #writephoto

Dalby Udder’s school days had been memorable in one respect. He had failed to do much forward planning. Even choosing a pudding before he had eaten his main course proved an intellectual challenge too far. So it was no surprise … Continue reading

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In Any Kitchen Sink Drama, Beware Of The Kettle #flashfiction

‘Hello, Aaron from IT..’ The woman grabbed his hand and yanked him inside. ‘Shush.’ The woman eyes scanned the hall and pointed to the corner of the room. An allseeingeye winked back. Aaron nodded but the woman hadn’t finished. She … Continue reading

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Chinese Whispers

‘What’s made you look so smug?’ ‘Nothing.’ ‘Sure. I know you, Morgan. Spill.’ ‘That woman over there? The one with the purple hair…’ ‘A fine arbiter of good taste…’ ‘She told her friend I look chiselled.’ ‘You?’ ‘Is that so … Continue reading

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And Death Becomes You #writephoto #prompt #flashfiction

‘Ah Death. Come in, come in. Sit, sit.’ Satan shuffled some papers and shushed the carvings on his desk which were beginning to howl in the presence of the terminal scythe. ‘Perhaps you’d pop your little doofee in the umbrella … Continue reading

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