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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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Getting In Isn’t The Difficult Part

‘Where have you been?” Strang bit his lip, slurping noisily. ‘Haven’t you eaten?’ ‘I am eating. Have you got the tickets?’ Boid waved the stubs in Strang’s dripping face. ‘We’re going to see Type A and your spleen will eeeexperloooode, … Continue reading

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The Consequence of Preparing Scarg For a Posting to the Betelgeuse Embassy in Washington

…or How New Year Might Go Wrong ‘I’m here because I want a resolution.’ Scarg spoke as confidently as he could to the holographic humanoid, before glancing at Vera. He hated these reculturing sessions. ‘What?’ ‘You make resolutions, Scarg, not … Continue reading

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Copper Countings #flashfiction #carrotranch

Charli’s prompt this week January 4, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about Copper Country. It can be any place, fictional, historical, or on another planet. Go where the copper leads. Logan and Morgan are … Continue reading

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The After Party #carrotranch #flashfiction

As the lights went up, Mary gathered her things. A woman she didn’t know stopped by her seat. ‘Are you Penny’s Mum? She was excellent.’ ‘Thanks. Sorry, have…?’ ‘Millie’s Mum. Amelia. We lose identity with kids don’t we?’ Mary smiled … Continue reading

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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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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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