Cherrypicked stories

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Isaac and the Big Idea Tree

Isaac lived in the Broken City where nights were very dark. But Isaac had a Big Idea.
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The Treasure Problem

I was woken early by a hammering on my back door. I quickly dressed and rushed downstairs, to find Alun in an excited mood. "I've found treasure, Jed...
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Oh Mercy (1989)

With Jake now over in Europe travelling under the pretence of teaching English as a foreign l anguage, Gary was glad in many ways to see the back of...
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anxiety

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Plaza

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Shouting at the Television

What it says on the tin. Relieved now, aren't you? Image source is wikipedia.org used in accordance with fair use attribution , https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17602459
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The Kill

‘I have committed no crimes worth a long trial so I’ve little to fear from your psychomonic flummery,’ said Masterson. ‘This brain here’s...
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Bracken Ward Hero

A reworking of a little poem from yesterday. The accompanying image is my own.
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The Name That Squid Problem

I was woken early one morning by a hammering on my back door. I quickly rushed downstairs where I found Alun in an excited state. "I'm on Name That...
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So To Drift

Seems so long ago now, parched as we were in Scorching heat - followed coastal path of Seclusion, quenching thirst I cupped my hands, Reached down to...
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The Couple

The Couple Like shoe shop staff sorting stock, they won’t engage in eye contact, tittle tattle, our daily dreams of revolution. Here’s a prophylactic...
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the train leaving now

In my rush to get to the right platform looking for signs to where I want to go it's easy to miss changing announcements so when a train pulls in,...
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Story of the week

The Lost Children

The children, half fledged and pale faced, were a raggle-taggle bunch, with red eyes swollen and snotty noses, their duffle coats buttoned up against...
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The Arm Farm [Part 1 of 2]

Here's a really bizarre short story I've been working on for the past week or so. Hope you enjoy. The Arm Farm Part 1 The roar of the car’s engine...
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Chadpocalypse 2:5 - Welcome Home

Link to previous chapter. Link to the whole collection. 2:5 Welcome Home When they pulled into the parking lot of a greasy diner after eight hours on...
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On Cromer Pier

More reminiscences. (Own photo).
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Dark Rooms

By the time she realised It was too late The label stitched, double Stitches deep inside How the needle stabbed For all the years Ahead to lay upon a...

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