Cherrypicked stories

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Larry and Mick and the Aardvarks

“Get you’re coat, you’ve pulled,” said Larry. “Say what?,” said Mick. “You’ve pulled a thread on your cardigan, so you should not wear said vestment...
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A Man of the Mountain - Something Really Stupid

Need to catch up? Link to the full collection here: https://www.abctales.com/collection/man-mountain-2018 9. Something Really Stupid The set was not...
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Boys From Brisco Mount

Boys from Brisco Mount were not expected to be high achievers, although the brightest might attend Tech College and aspire to be fitters at the...
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Two Wee Men

This happened years ago, so there’s no good going back to check the ‘facts’ if you felt inclined to do so. I won’t tell you much anyway, except for...
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Dreel

dree (Scot.), vt endure, suffer. dreel (Scot.), n drill, space between the rows in Strathmore raspberry plantations [ field of dreams? ] The word...
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The Square Woodie

There is nothing better I like, when I am behaving myself at least, than exploring undiscovered woodland. Almost better than being there is seeing...
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clues

Pheonix feathers ruffle beneath the cherry trees on pavement by the letterbox and shed gold of a giant lion molten on the road's curve near the park'...
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Ambushed

An unexpected, unintended emotional ambush.
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Morning Star Horoscopes Page, with Karl Marx

Aries. You’ve had a tough time lately making ends meet, but all your money worries will soon be over!...
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Choices, Past and Present

She could count her as kin. More or less. A third or fourth cousin, a few times removed and by marriage. A tenuous link, a thread. She wondered if...
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Subject to Contract

yes it's meant to offend, how else can we make you think? Image has no known copyright issues.
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twelve-noon-seven

After Sarah used the toilet and flushed, she put the toilet seat down, and washed her hands and doused her face in cold water. No soap. No towel. She...
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One Two Three Four

five and six more deer straight as a pencil on autumn’s crunchy floor while morning sun says vamoose to a lingering mist whispering into far away.
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twelve-noon-six

Paddy stood outside the church, he’d found it almost impossible to get a parking space and had circled for fifteen minutes before parking on a corner...
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Forgetful remembering.

Tonight, from a cluttered little graveyard of regret and remorse, I exhume a melancholy memory inlaid with semi-precious stones. When the dirt it has...
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Junk Mail

An irritating scheme or scam– the emails wind up regularly in my ‘Spam’ – another name, not mine appears, though my address is hijacked. I haven’t signed up …
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Last Rites

I’ve shat it out myself, a complete lack of humility and grace. There is no value in any of it now, our long gone eyes of days. But I remember a...
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A Man of the Mountain - The Busy Bee Diner

Need to catch up? Link to the full collection here: https://www.abctales.com/collection/man-mountain-2018 8. The Busy Bee Diner Shirley sat at the...
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Junior G-Man on Wheels - A Craven Danger Mystery

Craven Danger raised his rolled up newspaper and gave the desk a mighty whack. “I hate spiders!” “Well, let me tell ya somethin’,” said Betty, “he...
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Story of the week

twelve-noon-five

Sarah pushed open the door to the living room. A fan heater threw up a little hot air and re-circulated the stink of cigarettes booze and the acrid...

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