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Competition Is Its Own Life Blood

Lentilah Blossom stood at her door and checked her watch. One minute past the hour. Where was the old bat? Just winding me up, she thought. She’s the one who’s moaning if I’m even a fraction late. Well, just you … Continue reading

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Love In A Hot Kitchen #writephoto

The members of Pollop on the Nadge’s Woman’s Institute would have come up with the following adjectives to describe themselves, if prompted with either: discrete flattery; or the opportunity to view the lightly oiled pectoral muscles of Jem Hayrick, the … Continue reading

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When Getting Your Roots Done Is Just A Protest #writephoto

Whip Willow and Twigs Birch stood, aghast. Twigs spoke first. ‘Did you know?’ Whip shook convulsively. ‘Just there was this old lady who needed her roots doing. Nothing like this.’ ‘She doesn’t need a prune, she needs a digger. How … Continue reading

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What Wood You Do?

‘And…?’ Robinia danced about nervously, her roots showing with each twitch. Oaken Treestump frowned at the flashes of the shrub’s exposed unbarkedness. Really these saplings had no sense. She’d topple over if the wind picked up and then where would … Continue reading

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Pearl Barley And The Tree Sprites Of Badger’s Trollope #writephoto

Pearl Barley stood by the lectern. Pearl was a recently qualified exorcist working for Spirits Release, the leading secular agency in the UK. It specialised in the management of an individual’s post-life inertia following a personalised expiration event (commonly known … Continue reading

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Preparing For A Return To The Gold Standard #writephoto #flashfiction

For Mandolin O’Dorke it should have been an average stroll in an average wood on an average day. The sun shone in a ho-hummish medium sort of way, Goldilocksian in that it wasn’t too hot or cold. He felt okay, … Continue reading

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The Trials And Tribulations Of Robinson Speke (Explorer) #writephoto #flashfiction

Robinson Speke stood, his legs akimbo, Baden-Powell shorts billowing in the strong breeze. He let the map case swing at his hips as he folded his arms and studied the signpost. After a minute, maybe two, he allowed himself a … Continue reading

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