Cherrypicked stories

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2105 H

I’m not a pussy. - but my head hurts so badly, my back goddamn kills me at times – doc says it’s from that specific time that IED’d blasted my ass...
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Remoteness Day and Night

High above Rhossili beach* – dramatic, wide expanse of sand … far from the nearest city glow … the dazzle of the jewelled night.
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Far away, the Manta Ray

Far above the ordinary, half an angel, half a Goth – through the sunlit underwater, floating like a table cloth, it shimmies as it drifts and slowly...
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The Old Ball Game

One of my colleagues, a guy named Fred Carbone, got into as much trouble as I did for having classrooms that were not quiet. Neither Fred nor I...
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Flat Taste of Success -flash remix 150

The Flat Taste of Success Your song, my chord, our hit. It’s relatively minor. We don’t want it to go to the suits. It’s so flat, the see you in...
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When Candles of Wax my Room do Light

When candles of wax my room do light, I down sit and some poetry write, and though the centuries late have got, I the verb at the end of each...
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To a Friend

We all have to deal with fate.
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Hamstergate (Part One)

Hamstergate I start my new school on Tuesday. Most school terms start on a Monday, but in East Anglia schools are a bit different. I tell people that...
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Jack Mutant - Which Way is Down? (part fifteen)

‘Every year seven pupil has a part to play in the Sandpool’s Christmas play, yes, that’s every single one of you, no excuses, no exceptions.’ There...
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Hope We Dance..

This year was the 10th anniversary of us having left the place we owed everything to. So we came back to school for the annual reunion after having...
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Wild Bill From Babylon

I'm starting to wonder how long I will last. I'm already older than I deserve to be; based on the way that I've conducted my life. I want to give...
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Unrequited Love

He turned around to look at me when the teacher called my name And caught me making puppy eyes at him He looked embarrassed and his friend snickered...
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Socialist Cocaine

There ain’t no such thing as socialist cocaine. You may be one of those who buys sustainable clothes, fair trade food, the Big Issue. Once cried for...
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Un/said

“A friend of mine is a plastic surgeon.” - sip, swallow of a dry martini. “Yeah? You thinkin’ of getting new tits?” -sip, swallow, “I love you. Don’t...
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Sideshow

Not Even The Light She Said Part 13
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The Boy

The sound of the horn drew me from my reverie. I tore my eyes away from the mesmerising waves. It was a beautiful sunny morning. The breeze felt cool...
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The Merkaba (6)

Taking matters at ease, Tyler dressed in a brown coat, wearing a shtreimel and payot, paused at the train station like an Orthodox Haredi. He carried...
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Youth, London

Youth’s a time when magic bounces through the heart, a heart that trounces all things monochrome. Life bubbles like foam and you roam in flounces...
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Under the hood

"Thats your problem right there", said the garage mechanic after lifting open the hood of the mans car and propping it up. The man looked down and...

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