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There I Was, Doing This Job… #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt from Sue is  ‘Morning Harry.’ ‘John. You well?’ John Plont climbed into the van and turned up the heating. ‘Missus was a bit runky and the mutt had a touch of the dribblets but otherwise, can’t … Continue reading

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In Which A Possessed Can Of Beans Explodes, Contributing To The Gaiety Of Nations #microcosms

Timothy whistled. Not much of a tune and no real power but a definite whistle. Lori Perchance opened the Health & Safety box extracting the Rod and the Staff and headed for the shortbread tin. She caught a glimpse of … Continue reading

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The Care Bearing Of The Spotlessly Declined

‘Why so glum?’ ‘Mrs Twistelton says I don’t care enough to be in the orchestra.’ Mary stopped writing. ‘Do you?’ ‘Muuum!’ ‘You hardly practice.’ ‘Everyone is in the Orchestra.’ ‘Everyone?’ ‘Maisie, and the girls.’ ‘Ah! Maisie. I hear her name … Continue reading

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In Its Shadow #microcosms #flashfiction

Flies, by the score. That was what stopped him; a dark midden hanging in the air, staining his view. Officer Barnes switched off the engine. He waited until the last bit of chilled air lost its battle with the sun … Continue reading

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All The World’s Aflame #writephoto #flashfiction

This week’s #writephoto prompt from Sue Vincent is In a world of increasing tension, governments are alert to any sign that nasty surprises are on the horizon. When the sky caught fire over Weston-super-Mare one moist Tuesday in February, just … Continue reading

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Life, Who Knew #lifeinaflash

This time, two years ago I was floggging through Nano – the National Novel Writing Month – trying to write 30 short stories in 30 days, each 1667 words long. They had to be in a variety of styles, genres, … Continue reading

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Hartley and Mrs Scroop: A Marrow Made In Heaven #microcosms #shortfiction

Vicar/pastor, rural parish, crime The Reverend Hartley Scroop bent slowly and stroked his marrow. ‘Come on beauty. Just give me a little more.’ Over the fence his neighbour listened to the blandishments with scorn. Rupert Penfold had won best marrow … Continue reading

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