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Caper On

It's not night-time, it's not midsummer, but this dream is a nightmare. Licence CCA-2.0 source wikipedia.org. creator Matt Brown
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Forty Seven

Gemma woke up at 6.57pm. She’d been out for 3 hours. I made her coffee and let her senses almost return. During her slumber she had gone from raving...
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A Proposition

The walk back tae the motor is slow an contemplative. An wet. Scanlon’s right. Ah’m in too deep wae this cunt. He’s goat his claws in an he’s no fur...
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The LAFTAW Agents - Beside the Seaside

A short story from the universe of "One in a Minion". Secret agents Indigo and Idris take on a mission at the seaside, little knowing that the Chief, Ms. Phoenix, is watching them from a distance. Their recollections of the day are somewhat different to one another... (Image from Wikimedia Commons - in public domain)
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Life at the care home

They sat hugging the late afternoon...
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Only Imagined

The lights are low, there’s a soft glow from two candles, and from the lights outside the window. Beyond that there’s nothing but the darkness, and a...
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The Mythicals - 1: the illusion of travelling

another story from the viillage. this is about the myth of travelling for the constant travellers.
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If I Write...

It's... Oh it's just... You'll work it out. Image created using photofunia.com by me.
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"Willow's Tail" 4

Martha slid a sideways glance at Perfidia as they walked the two blocks to the market. Perfidia was wearing a brilliant yellow sundress and a big...
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The Collection (revised) - Part 8

19. In the candlelight, their faces flickered in and out of the illumination, as if dallying on the boundary between this world and the next. After...
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The Collection (revised) - Part 7

17. Her mother did not hold her hand as they walked. She never did. It was cold and wet. Layla, head down, wore her cheap Parka jacket with the hood...
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Craven Gets Flashed XXIII

At his shop above the Village Tavern Freddie Moynihan pounded the wood floor with the heel of his shoe. “Quiet down there! I’m trying to listen to...
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Forty Six

I left Essex in a hurry all those years ago. I got on a bus with two bags and a boy. I couldn't stand the desolation of living with pre-Prozac mum. I...
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Sooz 4

Groups of men stood near the walkways leading to the flight deck. Unshaven fellows with bleary eyes fooling about like young lads in thick boots and...
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The Collection (revised) - Part 6

14. The room was silent, but there was a deep throbbing ache in her temples. Layla opened her eyes “Lizzie?” Before taking stock of herself, she...
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The Collection (revised) - Part 5

11. The disinfected atmosphere and stripped lights of the hospital made Layla feel dizzy, disconnected. She’d been here before, with Lizzie,...
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The Collection (revised) - Part 4

9. Reverend Wilkes spoke from the pulpit, emphasising his words with sharp, tremulous gestures. His voice rising to a crescendo, invoking “Christian...
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Forty Five

Gemma is talking. A constant stream of waaah. I drink some wine and watch her mouth move, her hands gesticulate, her eyes sear. I hear the words but...
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Forty Four

It’s Friday! I know I only work 3 days a week and only for 15 hours but Friday is starting to become a thing again. I haven’t had a proper job since...

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