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Angel 28 (proposal)

Angel glanced around at the clock. There wasn’t a lot of time left. She took a deep breath and just came out with it. ‘I don’t know if you heard, but...
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Second Star to the Right

Seventeen years, three meetings, two stars
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War

You bombarded me with platitudes until my bunker shook until my nose was filled with mustard gas and lexicography Your precious moral turpitude...
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The Riots

The news showed footage of shop windows being smashed. Cars tipped on their sides and set alight. Rioters lobbed stones and bottles at the police. A...
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Walking Part of the Herefordshire Trail

Mellow Herefordshire trail, mist lifting … warm sunshine, crisp air, lunch at Bache Camp with ground dropping …
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The New Shopping Queen

Ted: "Jen, Andy, thanks both of you for volunteering to be the new Shopping Queen. It's a competitive process, so Ken's going to ask you a few...
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Among friends

I feel more Spanish when I’m out. It’s a strange old business. Three and a half years. Brexit one year in. Ties in UK. Ties here. Responsibilities...
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Angel 27 (tony and bruno)

Everything about prison quickly became routine and depressing. Visitors and visiting- time, bucked that trend and gave Angel a share of the communal...
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Craven Gets Stooled - A Craven Danger Mystery

“Hey, mister!“ said the boy. ”I was just gonna buy that!” Private investigator Craven Danger pulled the comic book closer to his nose and avoided eye...
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Below

Sofie is not human. That, she thinks, is a sensible place to start her story. She looks somewhat human – to be more exact, she looks somewhat like a...
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Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92

This music. It's beautifully balanced, but it doesn't have the wamth of your arms or your rushing laughter's heady buzz. If I lose myself for it in a...
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Paradise Of Sheep

From out of the horizon marched a great army of crags and cliffs, a sight which had always made Littlewood reflect on his decaying teeth. During...
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Angel 26 (church and children)

Most of the prison jobs were taken, but Angel hoped to get something soon. She got free- association a few hours a day and out for meals, sitting at...
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Blowing Up the Street (IP)

The Cat's a kitten again. The secret's in the tale. Image from Wiki commons
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31. W O L D

Really? Award ceremonies are like this? Surely not... Image is created by author from royalty free components in the public domain.
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It Had Been a Long Exorcism

How we survived a psychotic episode
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Story of the week

ELEPHANT NEST: CHAPTER ONE.

My thumb caresses the cylinder of the nickel plated, 38. Calibre revolver, resting on my lap, beneath the desk. With each of the six chambers still...
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Angel 25 (prison time and design)

A wee boy held his brother’s hand. With intense concentration he guided a blue Dinky car up and down the curves of the chair and table as his family...
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When I searched for it

If I used the forbidden eye to bring back the old wooden bridge over the slow streaming brook, the gnarled carvings of names had long weathered in...

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