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A Sense Of Calm #blogbattle

This month’s #blogbattle prompt is the word ‘hypnotic’ and this is where it led Pug Contrarian tried to maintain his calm but picking a pumpkin to carve was proving to be something of a splinter as he slid down the … Continue reading

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When Choosing Isn’t Really An Option #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is Celia Footpedal looked left then right. This was definitely off. Not a moment ago she was in Naomi Pleasedimple’s garden, enjoying some of her fruit compote surprise. Now she was in a field of some … Continue reading

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Eileen Pentangle And The EcoWarriors part 3

Part 3 What do you need?’ This was business and Eileen knew she’d get no peace until a plan had been put together and Death’s price ascertained. While Eileen had in the four years since she’d been given the phone … Continue reading

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Eileen Pentangle And The EcoWarriors, Part Two

Part two… The previous hex called on by the denizens of Broadstairs involved the eradication of certain antisocial types, mostly those who avoided the tennis club and drank instant coffee. It was a significant cull, put down by the authorities … Continue reading

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Eileen Pentangle And The EcoWarriors

The above is a picture I took on Friday. We’ve been at a civil partnership ceremony and weekend party for some old friends in Broadstairs in Kent. On Friday morning, we checked into our B&B and took in the marvellous … Continue reading

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Never Doubt A Myth #blogbattle #shortfiction

This month’s #blogbattle prompt is ‘myth’ which you can find here. Gideon Parchment eyed the newcomer warily. He disliked Wednesdays and this was a particularly friable example of his midweek malaise. And now this, another smarty-pants, he thought. Still, the … Continue reading

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Come Friendly Clouds, You Aren’t Fit For Humans Now #shortstory #humour

Jonathan Isobar rubbed his eyes and sighed. This was ridiculous. How did they think he did his job? Magic? His desk phone rang and he jabbed his finger on the speaker button. ‘What, Sprinkle?’ Sprinkle Mizzle’s chirpy voice, redolent of … Continue reading

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Cool Water (v2)

You kindly reviewed this story and gave me some great feedback; here’s a revision. I’d be delighted if you could have a look and see if you prefer this version or if you think there are improvements; I should add … Continue reading

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Earth To Great-Uncle Parfitt #carrotranch #prompt #loganandmorgan

This week’s #carrotranch prompt is April 22, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about earthing. Put a character’s hands, feet or body and soul into the earth. Who needs recharging? What happens between the … Continue reading

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Ups And Downs #shortstory

Sergio Pontus took his job as hangman seriously though he preferred ‘final dispatcher’ as his sobriquet. His own knot, known as the ‘Sergio Slip’ earned plaudits for being easy to make, comfortable to wear with minimal abrasions and quick to … Continue reading

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