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Sheela-Na-Gig

"You've got a pussy..." - Rammstein
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Whiteout II-8 (Aftermath) [2 of 2]

This is part 2 of 2. Link to Part 1 They only ended up hiking until a little after midday before they found the next marker. An hour after leaving...
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Whiteout II-8 (Aftermath) [1 of 2]

8. Aftermath “Are you sure you want to hear this part? I could just skip past, tell you the camp was massacred and move past it,” said Nick, hoping...
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For God, King and Country

Every year we promise to remember them. So why does it feel like every year we forget?
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grimms35

Jaz panting and out of breath runs uphill, the dark street a whetstone underfoot, and the unexpected urgency of the chase sobers him. It makes him...
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Watching TV at Dud's Place

When I was a kid I used to go over to Dud's place to watch TV. My Mum didn't have a set. She didn't believe in all that. And Dad, he insisted on...
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A pink toothbrush

Ialways joke that Sarah's toothbrush moved in before she did. It was there in the bathroom that first morning, already ensconced next to mine. It's...
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grimms34

Crossing Kilbowie Road Jaz negotiates the tooting horns of cars and buses with the absent-mindedness of a three-year-old toddler and seems startled...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 in internet chat rooms. Well-adjusted middle-...
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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...
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Baby Teeth (Part 2)

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

Out of the mouths of babes
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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...
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grimms32

Charlie the barman hovers around the five-foot mark and looks like King Louie from Junglebook , a comic figure, who knows everybody that is anybody,...
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Painted Ponies

not much to do with The Circle Game... Or even Spinning Wheel...
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No, You Said

No, you said. Speak now. Every day. We can fix this. Can't get rid of me that easy. No rest for the wicked means no sleep. Seeds of doubt long buried...

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