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Bucket Listing #carrotranch #loganandmorgan

‘What are you looking forward to, Morgan?’ ‘Pizza.’ ‘You’re going to the States and that’s top of your bucket list?’ ‘It’s the home of great pizza. That and fruit.’ ‘Fruit?’ ‘They have the biggest apples…’ ‘Seriously?’ ‘I’ve seen it on … Continue reading

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When Good Breeding Is The Basic Requirement For Murder #writephoto

Detective Inspector Parmesan climbed out of his car and walked briskly across the grassy knoll towards the three uniformed policemen who sheltered by the ancient standing stones. At their feet he could see what was clearly a body part. ‘Hopkins, … Continue reading

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Economic Realities #writephoto

Ariadne Grumble played a small if largely unheralded part in the rise and eventual fall of capitalism in the second half of the twentieth century. Without Ariadne’s commitment to creating shortages of inessentials the retail market is unlikely to have … Continue reading

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Pettifore And The Duster Of Doom #writephoto

Pettifore Ptarmigan entered adulthood on the 27th February via a set of steps and a badly painted door. He knew he was finally a grown up because the crowd in the small poorly lit room – which oddly smelt of … Continue reading

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Life As We Know It

Another story from the upcoming collection of Life Sentences… ‘Hello?’ ‘Hello?’ ‘You need to open the door.’ ‘Door?’ ‘Can you see it?’ ‘Yes, But…’ ‘Pull it open and I’ll explain.’ ‘But who… why? My dog. Where’s Bonkers?’ ‘Please, just open … Continue reading

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Singing Till The Sky Screams #writephoto

Harrison Harris pulled at the straps of his overalls and sucked on his pipe. ‘Nasty,’ he opined. Mrs Jepson-Soffit folded her arms tighter across her chest causing her bosoms to wonder, not for the first time if they had chosen … Continue reading

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The Barriers To Love #carrotranch

Dorinda knew falling for someone rendered inert by illness made no sense. She sat and learned about his unremarkable life, loving him for it. Talking and singing, she attended his needs. She couldn’t explain her curious infatuation but it fulfilled … Continue reading

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The Wisdom Of Carp #writephoto

The Wisdom Of Carp The Sage of Upyaws lowered himself onto his fishing stool and sighed a tired sigh. Another beautiful day, a glorious view, a lake full of willing carp.. He sighed again and picked up the Tupperware box, … Continue reading

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Taking Dictation #writephoto #humour #alternativehistory

‘Morning Moses.’ ‘Morning God. Looks like it might turn out nice.’ ‘You fishing for a hint? You had a flutter on a sunny one, have you?’ ‘God. How could you think such a thing?’ ‘Hmm. And the fam? The missus … Continue reading

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Resetting To Zero #storytime

Amber Trent sits in her chair and focuses on the garden. The wind of earlier has died away and the birds, sated on seeds are elsewhere. All is still and silent. Amber Trent doesn’t move. She is replete, pain free … Continue reading

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