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Breakfast at Georgiou's

Some of this is true... picture source the real cafe's google maps entry. Taken by Magda Chy in Leeds
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Home for the Holidays (1)

Home for the Holidays A Nick Ventner Tale 1 – The Suburbs Snow fell in heavy flakes on the windshield of the beat-up sedan. “You sure this thing is...
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The Strong Children (Revised) (Part 2)

(A mild trigger warning before part 2 begins. This is a horror story and it’s set in the misery and turmoil of 17th Century England. I don’t want to...
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The Strong Children (Revised) (Part 1)

(This is a revised and expanded version of a story I'd posted in draft before) The Lord himself will judge as fit, ne’er need to trouble with the...
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Angel 77 (Partick home)

Bandit flung Angel’s bag in the boot of his gleaming white BMW and slammed down the boot. Parked on the pavement in at the hedge, Pizza Face had to...
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O Night

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Author's Day

Our grade three teacher Miss Silver invited an author to visit. “Mr. Lawrence will help us with story ideas,” she said. “Maybe we can get published...
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Written In The Stars

I remember one hot summer in distant past...making believe while lying on dry matted grass, beneath a sky that was so vast, feeling that my soul was...
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Angel 76 (waiting for the Bandit)

‘This is nice,’ the old man flicked the switch and two bars of the electric fire glowed. He sat squinty on the chair an old army coat as a pillow at...
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Botched Cod Loin

It’s a Saturday morning not long before Christmas and I’m sat cross-legged on the living room floor wondering why there are no good road trip movies...
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China

The lush summer grass muffled the sounds of her footfall, as she raced rhythmically, urgently towards the treeline. She hardly broke stride when her...
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Learned Behaviour

Learned Behaviour 9th December, 2019. I don’t know how the digits go, The ones, the tens, they do not flow, But I can count the numbers so; I can...
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The foolishness begins immediately

We stole a police car on our honeymoon. It's something we've both always wanted to do. The first time we met, set up by mutual friends we couldn't...
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From Jester To King III

A travel review of Qatar.
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Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel. (Saturday afternoon to evening. Post Sick Skeletons out of the Closet.)

At 3 o’clock you are woken by an insistent knocking at your door. Wearily you get out of bed and find Vietnamese Denise, from housekeeping, standing...
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Imbecile Rapacity

Compliments of the season. Image attribution and licence Jim Champion / Christmas lights on Lyndhurst High Street, New Forest / CC BY-SA 2.0
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One night

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Conditions for sleep

Restorative
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The Clerembeax Palace Hotel and Spa – The Second Sunday of Advent

The beautiful Downshire village of Clerembeax St Giles was situated to the west of Abbeyvale located between Grace Hill and Bushy Down and on the outskirts was the Clerembeax Palace Hotel and Spa and when Yvonne Labuschagne inherited it from her cousin, the last remaining Clerembeax, she undertook the task of modernizing the Palace and opening a Hotel and Spa offering, fitness classes, gym, rock sauna, infra-red sauna, aroma steam room, ice fountain, drench showers, Jacuzzi, a Romanesque pool, Reflexology, Raki, facials, scalp massage, hand massage, Manicure and Pedicure, while also providing accommodation, meeting and function rooms, a superior restaurant and whatever temptation might attract potential visitors.
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Angel 75 (waiting for Pizza Face)

The old man lifted the bottle and held it up. ‘You want a wee snifter? A wee Whyte and Mackay to set the world to rights?’ ‘No,’ she shook her head...

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