What is Toxic Love......?

It is hurt on every level, of mind, body and spirit. It is fake smiles, on Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. It is confusion, false hope, glimpses of...

The Decline of Civilisation (Ch.16e) : Democracy of Managers

Democracy of Managers : Ch.16e 26/3/00 The modern world had become inseparable from free democracy. Every citizen exercised a vote for public...

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (77) The Roespring Verger in the Vicarage Garden

Downshire is a relatively small English county but like a pocket battleship it packs a lot in, a short but beautiful coastline, a channel port, the Ancient forests of Dancingdean and Pepperstock, the craggy ridges and manmade lakes of the Pepperstock Hills National Park, the rolling hills of the Downshire Downs, the beautiful Finchbottom Vale and farm land as far as the eye can see from the Trotwood’s and the Grace’s in the south to the home of the Downshire Light infantry, Nettlefield, and their affluent neighbour’s, Roespring and Tipton in the north and our story begins in the affluent village of Roespring.

"Will ye no come back again...?"

This story was conceived the other day, when I drove through my old home town of Burton upon Trent and noticed that this had actually happened at a well-known funeral director's. I couldn't believe my eyes and I wondered what Archibald and Josiah might have to say about it...

Island Hideaway 37 - The Stranger

"Who's there?" I said again.​ ​ The figure was clearly visible in my torchlight, dressed in black and wearing a black balaclava. I clutched at a rock...

Island Hideaway 36 - A walk along the sea front​

After a week of walking around the house, Mo had found enough strength to abandon her walker. ​ ​ "I think I'm fit enough to go outside now," she...

Island Hideaway 35 - Occupy to Win​

The Magic Roundabout Appreciation Society always had their own table at the Student Union meetings, with six or seven of them, usually acting as a...

Stosorak-1 (Albion)

Post-Brexit Britain. Image Creative Commons.

Cash In Hand

Part 12


How Several interrogatives run through my head. What, Where, and Which opt not to make an appearance. I know the When, if not exactly, then certainly...


Morning rewrite of a weirder version of this.

Lady Of The Longships

Apart from being fierce warriors the Vikings where the very first master boat builders on the face of the Earth . Once they had designed the...

From Jester To King XIX

Back in the day.

Escape From Interrogation

Skint was a helicopter pilot in the war . One of the things he liked to do was cutting back the thick jungle canopy , to provide the infantry on the...


[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Do God’s children always feel a deep assurance, joy and peace? Do their fears, and darkness, doubting...

Milo Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine On the inside of the book cover was written "George." Estevo stared at the name, he felt betrayed. He never expected his mother would...