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If All Else Fails, Grow It Out #writephoto

Sonia Rapunzel had spent her whole life trying to deal with her many times great grandmother’s hair-based escapology exploits and found a purpose for her life that would pay proper homage to her family’s peculiar heritage. As a small girl … Continue reading

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Sometimes It Doesn’t Pay To Be Blunt #shortfiction

So,’ Dr Stelios Gobbe peered at the skeletal figure stretched out on his couch, ‘you’re not yourself, you say.’ Stelios winced. When Ulysses ‘Lardy’ Wainscoat has booked a session he’d explained his recent mutism to the receptionist, asking that he … Continue reading

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Protest And Pandemic #carrotranch

‘Are you wearing two masks, Morgan?’ ‘I’m worried.’ ‘You’re indoors, watching from a window.’ ‘There’s no social distancing.’ ‘You don’t think they should protest?’ ‘No, of course not. It’s just… with this virus… They could get ill, spread it…’ ‘What … Continue reading

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Purgatory Rocks #writephoto #creativewriting

‘Is that it?’ Hortense de Vitriole stopped and pressed her hands into her hips. She hoped to create the illusion of contempt, but, in truth it was to try and defy the double stitch that climbing to the escarpment had … Continue reading

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Shoe Clues #shortfiction

Here’s a little piece I’ve written for Esther’s comp, here. Do give it a go… I didn’t know what had happened. Not at first. And then I knew. It was the shoes, smart, highly polished brown brogues that gave it … Continue reading

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In The Land Of Guns And Nachos #carrotranch #morganandloganinamerica

Continuing Morgan and Logan’s journey as they cross the USA… ‘We’re as different as chalk and cheese.’ ‘Wensleydale.’ ‘Sorry?’ ‘Wensleydale is a cheese that’s like chalk.’ ‘But…’ ‘Morgan, you need to improve your analogies. Avoid cliches. What are you trying … Continue reading

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Fractures And Fissures #writephoto

I thought I’d have another go at Sue’s latest #writephoto prompt Herbert Petticoat was a man who had found his niche both literally and metaphorically. As the senior geological archivist (northern section) of the Geological Survey, his office was a … Continue reading

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Fluted #blogbattle #shortfiction

LeAnne Perrin considered herself the epitome of the have-it-all modern woman. She had two beautiful – everyone said so – children; a modest, diligent, loving partner – they consciously refused to wed, despite the emotional blackmail of her mother, declaring … Continue reading

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Light And Dark #carrotranch #morganandlogan #flashfiction

‘What are you doing, Morgan?’ ‘Hiding.’ ‘My bad. I…’ ‘Did you say, “my bad”?’ ‘Sorry. Why are you hiding?’ ‘I was at the store…’ ‘Shop?’ ‘We’re in America. This guy asked the cashier if he had small arms. I said … Continue reading

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Legging It #writephoto #shortfiction

‘Stop, or forfeit!’ Martin Underlay stopped and frowned. The voice sounded intimidating but its source remained hidden. Was this some teenage trick? He took half a step towards the bridge and squealed as what appeared to be a small hairy … Continue reading

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