Cherrypicked stories

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What Goes Around (Part One)

‘So, dae ye think he owed them money or somethin like that? Ah mean, c**ts don’t just fling c**ts aff ay buildins fur nuttin, know whit ah’m sayin?’...
Cherry

You are not your illness.

The girls left a heady brew of perfume behind. I poured Etian some water and he was well enough to sit up in bed and sip it. He began coughing and...
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Cherry

Different frogs.

Today a colleague chose to trust me with some troubling information. “Can I talk with you?” he said to me this morning by the coffee machne. We were...
Cherry

One in a Minion: Chapter Two - Mission Implausible (Part One)

Reupload of my Camp NaNoWriMo 2021 novel. A kind-hearted member of the "blue rinse brigade", Ms. Murphy, visits her local library to break some bad news to a staff member. But what exactly is this little old lady pulling along in her trolley bag? [Image from Wikimedia Commons - in public domain]
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A Carnival

"Weeell... Ah ain't never seen such a bunch a' hucksters, flim-flam artists, 3-card monte, double dealing scoundrels in ma life" A visitor to our own very special Carnival in the Palace of Westminster. Image: No known restrictions. For information, see U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/071_fsab.html
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Cherry

tall storey

Once upon a time, a family was looking for somewhere to settle, came upon a piece of land and decided to build where the sun always shone and the...
Cherry

Feelings

I am a feeling and there is no time. There is only space. Or there is just time and no space. I am fighting it out with all these other feelings but...
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Robert Fergusson

b. 1750 — d. 1774 The gold solder of a two-day opium come down leaks through the lattice of your thoughts as you lay buckled in the dung-leavened...
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Cherry

"Willow's Tail" 22

Perfidia walked over and looked at the card with her name on it sitting by Gloria’s entry. “Did you switch them?” she asked Gloria, but not with...
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Cherry

Halloween

The trick or treaters are singing Christmas songs. 'It saves us from coming round twice,' the tallest of them explains, wearing a Santa hat and a...
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Cherry

Maria and the Bellasis family 11

Mother Francis and I continued with our Sunday sessions, but both of us felt the strain it was having, so I asked her if we could skip to the bit...
Cherry

The Long and Spectacular Life of Agnes Magnusdottir 22

Chapter 15. The first thing I saw on opening the door of my flat was Russell dressed as Batman. He had on the full outfit, shiny leather boots, fully...
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The Corrupted Voice

Image: by the author
Cherry

(This Life) Part 1: Dog Treats

Contemplations ....
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Cherry

Cancer ward

‘I’ll be back for lunch,’ I sat on the side of his bed and squeezed his hand—‘someone’s got to make sure you eat something.’ The two policemen...
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Cherry

Queen City of the Lakes

During the shipping season, at the Erie Basin Marina on Buffalo’s waterfront, you can often watch the massive bulk of a lake freighter glide by the...
Cherry

One in a Minion: Chapter One - The Daily Grind (Part Two)

Reupload of my Camp NaNoWriMo 2021 novel. A minion commander feels the pressure when she has to give her weekly presentation to her master and aspiring evil overlord, The Great One. [Image from Wikimedia Commons - in public domain]
Cherry

One in a Minion: Prologue - A City in Peril

Reupload of my Camp NaNoWriMo 2021 novel - a sci-fi comedy revolving around the life of a supervilliain's minion. When a big city faces a catastrophic canine threat, it's up to Captain Perfect and Brilliant Boy to save the day. But things are not quite as they seem... [Image from Wikimedia Commons - in public domain]
Cherry

El Día de Todos los Santos*

Boring travel writing, nothing to see here. Image is from Google Maps via Picasa. No known copyright issues.
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