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Sunday morning street cafe

Sunday stream of consciousness
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Lima (before or after the jungle)

These are snippets or snapshots from a much larger piece
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The Devils's Surgeon Part 4

Can the apothecary prove his abilities and save the life of the baker's son?
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Omar's Diary - Sunday 10th June 2018

The Derby Results - A couple of Disappointments - Health care - Adam Smith As regular readers of my diary may or may not be aware, one of my...
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Story of the week

Operation March Hare

The Department is located in Whitehall, approximately six floors below ground level, in a sprawling maze of corridors known as the Rabbit Warren. The...
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The Devils Surgeon Part 3

The Mayor of Gorham is faced with a problem: is the apothecary telling the truth. A dishonest night watchman gives him extra time in which to decide but at the apothecary's expense.
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The Light Lunch

“I’d be really disappointed if someone gave me a light lunch,” said Mildred the Venusian. “Why?,” said her husband, Harold (who was also from Venus...
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Story of the week

lookers

Up until about three years ago, I was normal. Now I stand outside the Co-op in Dalmuir and I’ve got a dog, with a piece of string for a lead. People...
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The Devil's Surgeon Part 2

When a stranger arrives at the gates of a plague hit town, the town's meddling priest takes it upon himself to deal with the matter.
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Poem of the week

Here Are Things

Image writer's own... Goodbye, Dad.
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Duka's Return

‘Enver, Enver, your lunch!’ The dappled shade from the pine tree is perfect for sitting and writing but he never gets further than the first two...
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Fuente de la Mora

Between gigs.
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Julian and I

It was a lizard’s tongue-flick after England One Germany Four in the World Cup when armies of churlish chair-hurling Anglo-Saxons who apparently aren...
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permanent summer

The rain had stopped and the sun was low in the sky. Seagulls were screeching and scavenging along the line of the dock and the people waiting. ‘You’...
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The Devil's Surgeon Part 1

I'm out of my comfort zone with this one. It's still first draft even though I've been writing it on and off for a couple of years. I hope you like it. It begins with a burial...
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It's More Than Poetry

I’m in love with a dream. Sloppy pants and farmer boots hide heavy socks on a day full of mosquito bites and I am not happy. Some victims take a swig...
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She was like a Summer's day

She was like a Summer's day; like the trees that seem happy in the breeze; full of hope as the sky; her eyes like leaves shining in the sun; her...
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Sleep

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The Hitchhiker (part two)

Part Two of a short story. Not intended to be split, but because of character limits it's in two parts- please read together. This is a first draft so feedback is appreciated.
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The Hitchhiker (part one)

Part One of a short story. Not intended to be split, but because of character limits it's in two parts- please read together. This is a first draft so feedback is appreciated.

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