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And The Winner Is…

I don’t do many competitions. It’s something to do with confidence and chutzpah and ego (a lack of the former and an instinct that tells me not to pander to the two latter imposters) but Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaver contest … Continue reading

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When The Cost Of Making Bread Was Astronomical #microcosms

 ‘Re-entry In 20 minutes. You ok, Rod?’ Rod Hovis stared at the bulkhead, hearing the beast beyond, imagining it clawing, oozing and, above all, growing. The distortion on the metal was intense. Soon either he’d have to release the pressure … Continue reading

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When Good Breeding Is The Basic Requirement For Murder #microcosms

‘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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Painting The Clouds Red #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt this week is Send In The Clouds   ‘Hello?’ The woman was sparse, like a brisk wind. ‘Mrs Soffit?’ The man wore curiously aerodynamic overalls and booster spats. ‘I am she.’ ‘Colin Colon, Nimbulo Creatives. I … Continue reading

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Taking The Top Off #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s latest #writephoto prompt is  There is no accurate record of when the land became infertile but certainly before the fifth century when the Abbey records speak of a strip of failure in what was otherwise the most fertile … Continue reading

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The Auctioneer and the Career-Ending Comma #microcosms

Philip Ribbault disliked auctioning Japanese erotic carvings. It was like waiting for the second boot to drop; as soon the artistically-crafted genitals were paraded in front of the bidders you waited for the stifled snigger or suppressed snort. Until his … Continue reading

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The Immortality Of Rocks #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt, this week is  Plinth the Uneven took in the scene. A girl, pebble-young in white, eyes lowered, nervy; a woman, nicely strata’ed, also in white, talking softly. Sodding devotees, that’s what they are, he thought. A … Continue reading

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