Cherrypicked stories

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Driving in My Car ('Dead Reckoning' series - Part 5)

After a brief hiatus (for us, not them) Josiah and Archibald are now on their way to Evanley Hall with the promise of a prestigious client luring them on.
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"The Appointment in Samarra"

During lockdown I had daydreams of running away to join the circus. I just wanted to get away from all the death I suppose. Those numbers on the news...
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New Directions (17)

Tiny specks of light penetrated the darkness. Sitting on a dusty floor with my back against a rough wall, dust motes glittered in the narrow shafts...
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In This Garden

In this garden they hid the truth. A lie behind the tulips, their dirty secrets buried beneath truer dirt than theirs. How they piled up the earth,...
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The world is getting old

I was walking down the street when I heard hip hop music blaring out from somewhere. I looked around, expecting to see a car with its windows wound...
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Getting Older Sucks...

…but it’s better than the alternative. This morning’s snail mail was an advert, with vouchers, for Tena lady pants and an advert from the...
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Mammy’s Break In Boy

Mammy’s Break In Boy . By Paul McCann . Mammy looked a bit worried , she had locked up the house and forgot to take the key . We walked through the...
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New Directions (16)

Things get rough. I've not written much action stuff, I hope it makes sense
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Wild weeding

Wildflower spatterings of small dainty flowers – mauve, orange, yellow, blue – dappled and soft; but oh, how they grow, spread, how quickly they...
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Wild Side Of April

Started off a clear morning, dawn sky of red and gold; wood mice hoped this day would stay pleasant...and not too cold. Proceeding on their way...
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Walrussey

Walrussey For Wally They say that you dozed off on an iceberg and awoke on Irish shores, a Nordic visitor without a horde, lonely wanderer, far from...
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New Directions Part15

Been taking a bit of a Haitus on this, but I'm still working on it. Have included a link to pt 14 as a reminder
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The 3000 foot fall

Colin thought he’d better calm the f*** down and take stock. Points of contact first then. Left foot – on a nice little ledge. Right foot – dangling...
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Perhaps

I have no answers. If this provokes outrage, then that's good. Israel has the worst possible leader at the worst possible time. Why does a nation of Persians feel so strongly that Israel should not exist? (I am being disingenuous, it is nothing to do with ethnicity, surely we all know that?) Anyway, if your outrage leads to ill-thought out comments, I won't be answering them. No known copyright issues.
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Poem of the week

a dumbness of mallets

a dumbness of mallets the first warm sunday of the year, the sun barely up and yawning before men grunt in garages, clatter in sheds, unsheathing...
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Hillsborough

Be damned your Maxwell and Murdochs Poodle politicians and Tory scum On a private-public leash Hauled o’er the Lepping Lane The smashed road of David...
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Story of the week

Parcel for you...Part 23

Spencer was standing at the window as the car pulled up outside. He rushed to the front and stood at the threshold, rubbing his hands and watching...
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In This House IV: Final Chapter

It’s funny, really, the fight or flight response. Once it is triggered and the adrenaline is dumped into the bloodstream in a last ditch effort to...
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Where is Everybody?

Well, where? Image created by me at canva.com
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In This House III

In the darkness, she dreamt. She saw the village in which she lived. Elm trees, which lined the roadside of her culdesac, shed their leaves, floating...

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