Cherrypicked stories

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A Planet-ful of Diamonds

image used in acc. w CC2.0 WA By ESA/Hubble, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47035551
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Season of hope?

It's barely light
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Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel. (Thursday afternoon. The Forsaken Foreskin. Part 1.)

The other female student on your course is Monster Munch Marie. She is fifteen stone and smells fragrantly of the crisps she is always eating; salt...
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Home

Out of body
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The Inbox

There were new messages for him today...
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From Jester To King

This is an excerpt from a longer piece I am working on.
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Friday Afternoon in The Fleece

A bagatelle, don't bother if you don't feel like it. I took the photo, so I'm using it.
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The Hills Have Eyes

The Hills Have Eyes By Richard Geneva His two front teeth were missing, and he had several rows of freckles that ran across the bridge of his nose...
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Better Places

Mist increased nearer the hills. Stinson turned back to check on the others and saw they had turned into little pimples in the wisp, digging. He didn...
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Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel. (To Thursday lunchtime. You Lose Some. And Then You Lose Some More.)

You are five minutes late for work and Angela, the kitchen supervisor, looking at her watch and scowling, glides over on the steel wheels of her...
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New Year's Eve 1966

New Year’s Eve 1966 Just before the start of 1967 I made my first solo appearance at a New Year’s Eve party. I now look back and wish it were more of...
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thoughts in the small hours

as the most intelligent species it is our right to destroy this planet we are the only creatures here to have self awareness and understand concepts...
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1994 Vintage Sindy-Space 4x4 Camper Home Jeep Mountain Fun. Original Box.

I'm haunted by the Sindy camper van I received for Christmas in nineteen-ninety-four. I looked it up online out of nostalgia, and the moment I saw it...
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Dig

The ground was hard and mostly unassailable but after examining the area around them they found a soft patch and set to work making a grave for Mrs...
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At the Back of the North Wind or The Last of Moffat

Spoiler alert for those who have pre-ordered No Good Deed. I won't be serialising these on here as I did with Gibbous House and No Good Deed. I'm just trying a different way of writing. Image made by author with PD royalty free elements.
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Poem of the week

Mars

'I am going to live on Mars’ she told me, schoolgirl shoe-scuffing at the planished patina of our marriage ‘I am to become a Cosmonaut describing a...
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