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The Ganute's Great Idea

Once, on the Island of Piccadilly, there lived little pink creatures called Ganutes. And the odd thing about Ganutes was that male Ganutes looked...

There's No Place Like Home

When my family and I moved into this house in 1977, Dad was our patriarch. For four decades I have lived in a subdivision that is called Crosby Park...
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you don't

you've left me behind. you've shut the door. you don't live here anymore. and I don't know what I'm meant to do. i've never lived in a world without...

Say Hello To The Spring (Seasonal Song)

1st Verse: Cold wintertime kept on piling high its white layers of snow but now the Suns finally smiling filling the world with its glow Now grey...

We are here

I gave up counting poles and settled for the rise and fall of wires Thoughts setting out on journeys of their own oblivious to strangers’...

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (26) Betcha By Golly Wow – Rosie’s Tale (Part 05)

Rosie gratefully accepted the invitation and darted straight through the door “Don’t let them get me” she said as she cowered in the corner “Who?” Kelly asked from the doorway “The lynch mob of course” she replied

Choice Tales from the Vale – (091) The Inclement Adventure (Part 01)

Gary Kitchen and Sara Sund were staying on a camp site in the Finchbottom Vale that was once a working railway station before it fell foul of Dr Beeching and his cuts, in a place called Sharpinghead. The two of them were staying in a converted signal box which was comfortable enough but because of the limited floor space it had bunk beds which didn’t go down well at all with Sara, she wanted a double bed and plenty of “bedding”

The Opening chapters of HOLLOW POINT released today

Paperback launch 25.02.17 Available at Amazon. ​ ONE January 31st, Rastenburg, East Prussia The onion soup had been carefully prepared from a recipe...

In The Nick Of Time

Zarods rescue ship travelled through Time Time, faster than faster than light. Time Time was the time it took to travel between different time...
Cherry

grimms33

Jaz is standing chittering at the bus stop outside Ramsay’s Fruit and Veg when a beige Morris Marina sweeps through the puddles, making an old guy...
Cherry

The Cleansing Soil (Part 3 of 3)

Jinks gave me three leads. A businessman in York who’d gone missing the week after his wedding day. He was also tracking the case of a student at...
Cherry

The Cleansing Soil (Part 2 of 3)

There's something wrong with me, I know that. Normal people do not discuss the location of dead bodies on internet chat rooms. Well-adjusted middle-...
Cherry

The Cleansing Soil (Part 1 of 3)

I followed Gethyn through the door and the heat of the pub smothered me. A blanket of warm, stale air draped over the sepia decor. I spotted them in...
Cherry

Baby Teeth (Part 2)

Out of the mouths of babes
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Baby Teeth (Part 1)

Out of the mouths of babes

A grain of sand - pearl or glass

A grain of sand – pearl or glass You have a gift, Use it for good. As you write of love, Let it not be Merely to hypnotise. Let it be Not to misguide...

I wish I had more time to rhyme

I wish I had more time to rhyme It’s been an age Since I’ve put words to page Since I’ve had time to rhyme Since my life Has had the semblance of: My...
Cherry

A familiar through-line

From the outside we looked like a normal family. We lived in an area that local kids called Spam Valley and Corn-beef Canyon because they thought we...

Friendship, the Greatest Gift of All

Friendship, The Greatest Gift of All “I want a new skipping rope,” bellowed Jane “and, I want a packet of crisps now,” she continued without a sign...

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