Category Archives: short story

Two Becomes One #shortfiction

They stopped the wheelchair to let him look along his arbour one last time, whispering in foggy ears for him to stir. He didn’t move and they turned, saddened at his incomprehension, but letting him have a private moment. He … Continue reading

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About The Size Of It #oldjokesarethebest

‘The guy at the bar, Sarge. Barman says he did it.’ ‘Is that the victim? Little guy? What happened to him?’ ‘Both legs broken.’ ‘Why isn’t there a paramedic?’ ‘He’s a Leprechaun, Sarge. Says he’ll fix himself.’ ‘So what happened?’ ‘Seems … Continue reading

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Forgiveness – Resolving The New Year

 Murray Vene wondered when he last saw in a New Year in both a literal and metaphorical sense. By the time the countdown started, triggering the crossing of many arms and the clasping of countless hands, Murray’s eyes had ceased … Continue reading

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When I’m Cleaning Windows #writephoto

Sue Prompt for #writephoto this week is Serge readied himself to knock on the door. It was an impressive piece of oak. ‘Just nod and smile, ok? She’s not keen on anyone new.’ Darren shuffled his feet. Serge thought him … Continue reading

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The Bureaucrats of Fairyland: Part Four #shortstory

Parts One, Two and Three can be viewed here, here and here Doris’ plan was simple if rather rushed. She took the head cook to one side, explained what had happened and offered to arrange for the immigration rules to … Continue reading

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The Bureaucrats of Fairyland: Part Three #shortstory

Parts One and Two can be viewed here and here The King’s patience was wearing thin and the Lord Chamberlain knew it. His Magisteriallymagnificence said, ‘Simper wants the best birthday ever and it had better be just that. Ok? This … Continue reading

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The Bureaucrats of Fairyland: Part Two #shortstory

Part One can be found here Clearing up Fairytown was always going to be difficult but the initial targets dictated by Prince Pompous proved popular. There was one early set back – the Scandal of the Porridge Pilfering. One local … Continue reading

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