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Good breeding #shortstory

‘Hopkins, is that a…?’ ‘Hunk, sir..’ DC Hopkins added. ‘Specifically a Henry. Good for perfect pecs, bespoke self-tatting and..’ ‘Thanks. Are they all the Henrys in there? Whatever “there” is?’ ‘A garage and sump, sir. The Henrys’ preferred environment. Anywhere … Continue reading

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The Trophy Cabinet #shortstory #februarystorychat

Marsha Ingrao has this rather splendid resource for we writers over on her blog – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write. It’s called Story Chat and authors are encouraged to submit a story which is then posted by Marsha. Visitors to … Continue reading

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The Art Of Spirit Capture #shortstory #creativewriting

Three years ago, in response to a prompt from Sue Vincent, I wrote this little Christmas piece. Since then, I’ve worked through the idea behind the piece and have now written a novel with this at its heart. It’s a … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar, Part Two #shortstory #christmas

This first appeared on Sally Cronin’s splendid blog, here, but I’ve repeated here, in case you’ve not seen it yet. Gilly looked awful at breakfast. ‘I had the weirdest dreams, about you and me and chocolate.’ ‘Shouldn’t eat cheese late … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar: Part One #shortstory #christmas

This two parter first appeared on Sally Cronin’s splendid blog, here. I’ve set it out in full in case you missed it first time around. ‘What is it, Mum?’ Emily Smith, fourteen, looked up from her book. Gilly, her mother, … Continue reading

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Roland And His Special Sight: Part 4

Parts 1 to 3 can be found over the last three ways; today we conclude. Roland did well not to throw a sickie. He maintained a small and dwindling hope that there’d be nothing waiting for him but even as … Continue reading

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Roland And His Special Sight: Part 3

Parts 1 and 2 were over the last two days; last part, part 4, tomorrow Another week passed and Roland found himself approaching no 25 again. This time he smiled, remembering how he’d put that wind up merchant in his … Continue reading

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Roland And His Special Sight: Part 2

Part 1 was yesterday A week later and Roland walked ahead of the cart to where no 25’s bins awaited. All week he’d tried to convince himself that he’d imagined the hairy thing that spoke immaculate English. It couldn’t have … Continue reading

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Roland And His Special Sight: Part 1

This is sort of written for the #blogbattle, but then it didn’t end at 1000 words so I’ve broken it into four parts to be spread over four days. Next installment tomorrow Roland tugged the grubby garbage bin away from … Continue reading

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Every Dog Will Have His Day #shortfiction #humour

I’m putting together a book of short fiction pieces into an anthology that will go live in the new year. Called Life Sentences it will cover most genres and POVs. This is one story form it as a teaser. I … Continue reading

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