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A Constitutional #blogbattle #shortfiction

Geraldine Stipend was grateful for the struggles undertaken by her ancestors that enabled her to enjoy the rights and privileges that, today, people took for granted. She determined to teach her children that they should be prepared to make sacrifices, … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None #shortfiction #dreampiece

‘Three, two, one…’ Millie mouthed the countdown to her colleague, Peter. On cue the lights rose and the manufactured and manicured applause rippled around the audience. Eight candidates, all male, all white and with faces primped and plasticised to deny … Continue reading

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The Great Mysterio #writephoto #creativewriting

Michael Pondnoddle whistled. ‘Blow me, I never thought…’ He lost his thread as his children disappeared inside the arcade, squealing at the flashing lights and buzzing noises. ‘What’s up, Mikey?’ Coleen watched the children disappear as she spoke. She set … Continue reading

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Speaking Truth To Power #shortfiction #humour

Martin Clarke stood in the Speaker’s private office and admired himself in the mirror. He shouldn’t be here, he knew but the open door spoke of temptation. One day soon, he promised himself as he adjusted the ermine collared cloak, … Continue reading

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For Love #writephoto

Professor Herman Lollop shut his eyes. The chair of the Institute had a voice that others would spend a fortune to convert into a sleep treatment, he decided. He put a finger on his ear. At least it looked like … Continue reading

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Flying Pizza #carrotranch #creativewriting

‘I tried to talk to that rock woman again, but she just got in the lake and swam away.’ ‘She swam in that?’ ‘She could be a mermaid.’ ‘More like a nice maiden. Or it could be a version of … Continue reading

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Conversational Gambits #carrotranch #creativewriting #loganandmorgandoamerica

‘These rocks are incredible…’ ‘That woman’s talking to them.’ ‘They were made from molten lava…’ ‘Do you think she’s dangerous?’ ‘Are you listening, Morgan?’ ‘Aunt Maisie talked to her knitting. She’s bonkers.’ ‘Forget the knitting. This is an agate, and… … Continue reading

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A Career In Tea #blogbattle #creativefiction

Gribble Thomas felt the interview had rather got away from him, though he was confident his question would recoup any lost ground. It had started well enough. The panel of three – a grey haired elder statesman type who’d done … Continue reading

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Knees Up #carrotranch #morganandlogandoamerica

‘Aunty Madge mailed.’ ‘How is the old loon?’ ‘Fed up with lockdown, though she’s ridiculously excited she’s got a hair appointment.’ ‘What is that all about? A hair cut? Sheesh!’ ‘You’ve got none to cut. Mum always said her hair … Continue reading

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Grit And The Irony Of Brian #writephoto #shirtfiction

Grit McNoniface was a lowland troll. Unlike their better known highland cousins, lowland trolls were smooth skinned, hardworking and small. Indeed, they were so unlike the stereotypical image of a troll, that they were often mistaken for a pixie or … Continue reading

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