Category Archives: short story

The Intimacy Of Sash Windows

I’m editing a book of short fiction; it comprises some stories I’ve posted here. This is one such, but I don’t think this works completely. I’m not sure why. Does anyone have any suggestions to improve it? I’m not sure … Continue reading

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The Articled Particle: Part Four

In parts one to three, we left our hero being allocated a task that may not be quite what he is expecting.. Back in the office, Mr Mezillious has already left for his club; luncheon, these days is an extended … Continue reading

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Counting One’s Cloud #flashfiction

Tippy Peacemeal couldn’t fault her childhood, with its abundance of ice cream, fluffy pets and benign aunts. The only time her happiness wavered was in the first six months of her senior school, when, aged 11 and sixteen twenty-sevenths, she … Continue reading

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History Repeats

‘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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Life And Soul #shortfiction #flashfiction

Every year I collected together the pieces of short fiction I’ve written into an anthology. The current set I’m working on is from 2019 and it can be a challenge. The most difficult bit, as the writers amongst you may … Continue reading

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Oh What Is He Thinking?

I wrote this short piece a while ago. I thought I might try recording it to see if I could use it as a template for more recordings. My friend the Music Producer did the techy stuff. His verdict? I … Continue reading

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A Truth Universally Acknowledged

This month’s #blogbattle prompt is the word ‘Tender’. I’ve based this on a short story I wrote a while ago, though it’s quite different ‘So, have you managed to clean the tender?’ ‘Er, no, chief. He’s still sitting on it.’ … Continue reading

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A Hit And A Miss #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Darcy Sprangle’s career as a hitman had been unexpectedly unexciting, until now. His career’s interview at school had ended inconclusively: the woman with the abrasive nose and grating vowels had suggested ‘something manual’ and given … Continue reading

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A King-sized Cleaning Bill

‘Hello, are you…?’ Jemima Preston took a step back. ‘Are you…?’ The bald, smiling man nodded, ‘William. You were expecting me?’ ‘Not exactly.’ Jemima felt her knees flex and she stumbled forward. As he caught her, she apologised. ‘No sweat. … Continue reading

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An Opening For Garfield Popsicle #shortfiction

It was the sort of day when nothing happened. Not that Garfield Popsicle minded days when nothing happened. No, what he really didn’t like were those days when, having not happened, nothing continued to happen. Because that meant it was … Continue reading

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