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The Alligators

Image: Wikimedia Commons Marsh at Evening, Issac Levitan, 1882
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Midst Highland Shadows

Come with me to imagined Scottish glen, we'll pitch tent beside a Loch before prevalent darkness sets in. It's time of golden twilight just before...
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The Castle (22)

Kettleby and Elowen take on new roles within the castle's walls. On the headland a fire suggests that the Roundhead army is preparing to attack.
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Ranchi Rover - Prologue

He took the rucksack out of the trunk. This is it. He did it. He felt sick. He started walking on the mud trail. A ringing shrill din pierced his...
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Ugly Puggly 38

When I did the weekly shop, now Ugly Puggly wasn’t cooking, I brought back lots of booze to compensate. The local shops knew to expect me at any time...
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Legend of the Pah - 13

What do you buy the woman who has everything?” How, over time, those chippy comments had soured her relationship with her mother and indeed with all...
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Cardboard Gangster - Part 2

The boay is quickly strapped and confide tae a widden chair. Soft groans come fae him but ah kin see that he’s no fully recovered fae that blow. Ah’...
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Cardboard Gangster - Part 1

Been routinely flickin through the car radio. And every station ah land oan is inflictin oan ma ears yit maire ae that soulless pish they caw music...
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The Castle (21)

Colonel Fortescue passes judgement; Dan Arent is petitioned by a woman in despair for her son.
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Archie's Place

I wanted to go to Archie’s place, because, let’s face it, he grows the best weed. You said we should go to Johnno’s. And I know why. Johnno’s been a...
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Janus 14

Janus 14 I’m about to do some navel gazing. I looked it up and it means daydreaming. But the sort of navel gazing I am going to do is literal...
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The Castle (20)

Ann is concerned by Maben's behaviour. In the forest a new figure appears, a figure of mystery and darkness.
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Lordy Lordy - An Unexpected Diagnosis

I was woken by Box, my parliamentary assistant, with my breakfast tray. "Your coffee, my lord, your tray of toast, assorted toast adornments and the...
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Unfair (?)

“If I were in her shoes how good I would be. If I had his money I’d give generously presents, all lavish … and look after me, of course! … just so I...
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Poem of the week

(This Life) Part 7: Resilience

The sudden storm shatters the fencing, Howling leaves the garden ravaged, The revenant Mimosa uprooted - Pixels, re-formed from frosted roots, Fed...
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Legend of the Pah - 12

He turned around and glanced at her very briefly. ‘No darling. You could go home if you wanted, you look so tired these days. Are you sure you’re...
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The Castle (19)

After the capture of the Adventurer in Cornish waters, Dan Arent and Cadwaller Jones find themselves prisoners of the New Model Army. An uncertain future awaits.
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Active Duty Romance

He's breaking like a cloud like a bullet from its casing when she finds him in the kitchen like a vagrant like a predator facing reluctant prey He's...
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Anniversary

Audio version at https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/anniversary-mp3 When we promise to remember Anniversary Time slipping away like sands, ground...
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"Willow's Tail" 31 ( Conclusions Part 1 of 2)

Willow strolled over to Perfidia but couldn’t contain her cat laugh. “Yeah, I know my plan backfired and you think its funny but I need you to fix...
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