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Anger

It's an energy. Apparently.
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When Death Comes Too Soon

When Death Comes Too Soon I teach in a Northern secondary school. A job I’ve done on and off for the last twenty years and still the passion for the...
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Waiting

I’ll wait for him. No matter how long. No matter if there’s decades. No matter the looks that I get and the whispers behind hands. I’ll wait longer,...
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Many Journeys Start With A Snipping

Al Aguglia had been going to Phil the barber for haircuts since Phil was a kid just starting his one chair shop. Al stopped off for his regular...
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Here We Come A'Wassailing

Peregrine and Prudence try out an old English festive tradition.
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Winnie the Poop

“Hey! You tramps! What the hell do you think you’re doing here! Bunch a freeloading sons a bitches! Get off my goddamn porch!” Up to then I thought I...
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Monroe ( 7)

The Traffic Warden was still there when Frank and Mark reappeared from Doctor Jeremiah's luxury house. Frank pressed a five-pound note into his hand...
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The Beginning of the Rainbow

A long time ago a legend was told about a Pot of Gold at the end of a rainbow. And about two young boys who dreamed about finding that treasure...
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Re-valued

The train is empty but for a few travelers. Perhaps they are businessmen like myself, I can not be certain, and the truth does not interest me, with...
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Monroe (6)

After a short break, Monroe is back trying to solve the case of Thomas Sago. Frank was on his way to 62 Claremont Road, Forest Gate, the home address...
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Mustard Stains and Pigeon Poop - A Craven Danger Mystery

“Thank you,” said Craven Danger. Betty flipped the switch on her intercom. “Who ya thankin’ in there, Mr. Danger? Ain’t nobody in the office but us...
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Poem of the week
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Magpies

Walking in the dead grey November days, just slits Open wide enough to see Magpies gather in a tree ‘You’re alive,’ they rasp I check myself; a...
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extreme unction

Nah, I’m no dr-drunk and I meant to teleph-teleph-telephone you.’ I shoved by Sandra, as if she was a turnstile, to be sick in the toilet. And for...
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The Patients of Job

Regarding the title (sic-k) I think you'll work it out. Image is from Wikipedia commons
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Story of the week

Natural Religion

“What is so funny About beasts above understanding?” - Jack White
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A Man of the Mountain - Epilogue

Need to catch up? Link to the full collection here: https://www.abctales.com/collection/man-mountain-2018 Epilogue - The End When Shirley awoke, she...
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The lie

This is a book I've been working on. I haven't shown it to anyone yet and would appreciate any comments. Chapter 01 The Lie Sunday, 8 July 2018 11.08...
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Aura (26)

Image attribution: Wikimedia Commons Author: Blanford, William Thomas, 1888 License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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Aura (25)

Image attribution: Wikimedia Commons Author: Blanford, William Thomas, 1888 License: CC BY-SA 3.0

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