Cherrypicked stories

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The Thing That Lives Under the Hill (Chapter 2)

Some more of the novel that I posted the other week. This is just the first part of Chapter 2, althought, to be honest, this is such a raw, early...
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the last of the commoners

the last of the commoners the new forest let you in around 1650 let you begin birthing calf-life into the mossy dawn pannage pigs snouting the loam...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 2 )

Picture by pixabay free images Part Two It was the beginning of the weekend in Veiled Forest as the creatures both large and small searched for...
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Promises Beyond The Veil Of Light ( PT 1 )

Picture by pixabay free images. A Story About A Young White Witch. Written In Forty Eight Parts. Part One Birchester was much like any other county...
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I'm Not Disappointed, I'm Just Angry Chapter 9

Ofsted The one guaranteed way to lose a room in teaching is start by saying, ‘Ofsted will look for...’ A third of the room will panic, this third...
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I will change. I promise

Four short stories, linked by change.
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Autopilot

My mother hangs up a dream catcher she neither likes nor believes in. When I ask her why, she replies ‘Because it was a gift’ ‘Because your sister...
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Words to the Wise

“The best advice I was ever given was by my mother, when I was a girl,” Julie said. “She told me that all I needed for a happy life was contained...
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Flying Saucer (v) The Secret American Air Base

"What?" I said, incredulous. "Aye, she's right," the Boatman said. "All this talk of flying saucers is arsehair wool being pulled over yer eyes."...
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Song For A Woodlouse

There is something about a woodlouse. They call you ‘roly-poly’, and that is what you do. In the time I take to walk to the store, you’re still there...
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Poem of the week

Seasons in the Sun

For Mrs Parry She lived in a net-curtained house with anaemic pot plants and china figurines of big-eyed animals and ladies in long dresses. There...
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Lima (before or after the jungle)

A bit from Peru, where the action takes place
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Story of the week

The Trouser Problem

I was woken early one morning by a hammering on my back door. I quickly dressed and rushed downstairs to Find Alun waving trousers at me. "I've...
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Jessica (Revised)

Temporarily removed for submissions. I'll repost it here if it boomerangs back to me! The image is from www.pixabay.com , released free of copyrights...
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An Ideal Place

Revised. (Change of categories)..
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Such Tales as Fairies Tell: Showdown

“So, she’s your girlfriend now?” “Kind of.” “ Kind of?” “That’s the best way I can put it. We’re letting it run its course, go where it wants to go...
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The Seven Sisters

Do you ever gaze up at the heavens and wonder at the stars and how they got there? The nine brightest stars of the Pleiades star constellation are named for us, the Seven Sisters of Greek mythology: Sterope, Merope, Electra, Maia, Taygeta, Celaeno, and Alcyone, together with our parents Atlas and Pleione. I am Celaeno, and this is our story. This is the story of the Seven Sisters.
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Of Limpets & the Ebb and Flow of Stress

(Littoral life) … inter-tidal ecoZone – metaphorically
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Such Tales as Fairies Tell: Kirk

Jordy’s standing there. Feet rooted. He looks at a stranger, but he knows what he’s looking at. This man is big, he’s wide on the shoulders and his...

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