Cherrypicked stories

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Like What You See?

As an admirer of M R James I thought I'd try a tale in the same mode - the unacanny and fatal, found in the everyday - for the unwitting victim!
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Parcel for you...part 20

There was a headline, just a small one, alongside the main headline which was about the phasing out of car ownership. In the news sites, on Facebook...
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Travelling

The longer I live on this earth the more I seem to succumb to these inopportune urges to go travelling. Travelling might be a slightly glorified way...
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West Kensington

Through a long, thin row of PVC windows you can see two glass chandeliers hung close against the ceiling, clinging like barnacles so that people can...
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Johnny Ten Levs

Johnny’s always drifting around, trying to find, alcohol.
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A Devil of a Man (7) - In Vino Veritas

Tasting the local wine. - (Image from Wikimedia Commons - Diego Delso, delso.photo , License " CC-BY-SA "
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Titterstone Clee (533m)16/02/24

Scrambling up the old overgrown quarry cliff to see more of the far (though hazy ) 360º views wandering around in the blasting refreshing gale. Brown...
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Poem of the week

Tilly cut loose from the day

Tilly cut loose from the day Brightness like a red balloon Utterances dumbstruck with gravity Details don’t matter Holding onto her giggling A...
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Say the Name

Slowly, slowly, slowly and then suddenly. Like most Americans, I'm smart but I have very limited intelligence, Whatever intelligence I gather is...
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A Devil of a Man (6) - A Pope's Dilemma

Enters the Green Count - Image by Odejea - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,- Wikimedia Commons
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New Directions (12)

Barry Stokes isn’t easily fazed. I was banking on him figuring out how to make a few quid from my visit. Word would already be out. Pretty soon...
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Afternoons Without Spoons

Entered in a poetry competition more than 10 years ago. I think it came 2nd last. I've just found it again. Perhaps you'd prefer it if I hadn't. Image author's own, made at canva.com using a collage technique.
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Story of the week

Parcel for you...Part 19

He heard some sort of meaningless laughter. Vanessa was sputtering like a very underpowered engine, emitting nervous breathy giggles in sporadic...
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Baron von Ernest and the alien spaceship

I had the privilege of sitting in on the cabinet meeting with Baron von Ernest, who had recently been promoted to Emperor of the civilized word, when...
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A Devil of a Man (5) - A Fair Exchange

Fair exchange is no robbery. - Image from Wikimedia Commons.
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Baron von Ernest and the stick

Baron von Ernest and his entourage, myself included, were travelling in his private coach from the city back to the castle, when suddenly the Baron...
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The Baron von Ernest (2)

My mother opened the door and the emissary from the Baron entered our abode. “Are you Hans Neesand?” he asked. I nodded nervously in response. “I am...
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Chemistry Lingers

Watch out now. I'm about to get all English teachery. The subject is chemistry and the chemistry is from Shakespeare. Yeah, let's talk about Romeo...
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Killing the killers

Not for the faint-hearted. Just a way of releasing the anger regarding the preventable death of my daughter resulting from the side effects of a drug now known to be responsible for over 400 deaths a year.
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