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Paved with Chalk and Carbon

There was a rhythm to the city. And if you’d lived there your whole life, it was a rhythm that got written up into your bones. The days would begin...
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Fifty Shades of Shade

Hardly a colour at all and it's everywhere! (Image from Wiki commons)
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Earth as a Peppercorn

*/ Somebody made a model of Earth as a peppercorn. Mars is a pinhead, Neptune is a coffee bean. What does any of it matter When the fields out there...
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because you like horror stories

I have been scaring myself shitless every night reading lesser known Stephen King novels and watching 1980s Japanese ghost movies I’ve read about on...
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'Til Funerals

‘And on she goes Yes she goes On she goes yes she goes Until funerals She loved her man well Whose wrongs would she tell Don’t tell no Don’t tell ‘...
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Rules for game

I explain to everyone on the plane I’ve invented a game that can only be played on long haul flights. If anyone doesn’t want to join in that’s fine...
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An Unexpected Guest Part Two

I shot back against the wall when whatever was there suddenly began shifting around more violently, leaving me too scared for any sort of action. The...
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The Inheritance

'You're not wearing that old jacket George, so get back up those stairs and put your best suit on; and while you're at it, change that tie as well...
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The Stigmatisations

RHello Ralphie. How you been? You’re looking well. Perhaps a little thin. Yes. I’d love to meet you for lunch. Give me a week, I’ll give you a bell...
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An Unexpected Guest Part One

What is it about nicknames that people find so amusing? My name of squirrel has always had people entertained, but even at twenty five I don't really...
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Encounter

Somewhere or other
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My Napoleon

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words

yeah well, sticks and stones and all that... sure... Image source is flicker https://www.flickr.com/photos/londonmatt/27634194840 photo by Matt Brown used in acc. w/ Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
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The Tennis Club

*/ Though rather the worse for wear, the tennis club is a place where the sable-haired and prominent-veined can pursue a sense of community in a...
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Man in Orbit

I had been in my Blake Hall dormitory for about a month when I got a visit from Vin. We walked around the quad. In order to walk around the quad, the...
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Carry On, Richard

Maspeth, Queens, NYC 1967 We moved to the borough of Queens in 1967 when I was thirteen years old. It was the first time we lived in a house. An...
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Talking to My Mother

Talking to my mother is easier now she is dead - she’d put me into orbit but I was more of a spin-off - not an asteroid or meteorite on a trajectory...
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Northern Hypocrisy

Some say that it is hypocrisy for a transplanted Northerner to complain about heat in the South. "ya knew it was hot before ya come down here and you...
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No ghosts here

My grandad’s house – I went there so many times in real life and so many times in my dreams. Then it was remarkable, that pebble dashed ex-council...

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