Odds and Ends- Other Fiction

 

A Good Neighbour?

It was strange the thoughts that came to you when you when working, thought Gary, as he threw the dirty water down the drain in the back yard. He had...
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We Blossom and Flourish

It was during the Pandemic that Gary began to be aware of his mortality. He was 57, not really that old, late middle age possibly, not yet elderly ,...

In a Lonely Place (i.m David Bowie)

The vistas from the train window were stunning but not in a good way, I looked out at the damage wrought by the recent storm over the fields of...
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The Leather Football

I watched in dismay as my leather football flew over the playground fence, my leather football signed by the whole 1971 Aberdeen football squad -'The...

Dystopia?

Grant stumbled home from a night out with Alison, one of his oldest friends, they had known each other for almost forty years, and although they had...

Nothing Compares to You (1990)

John sat and read the novel, the one he’d been reading for the last two weeks during lunchtime at work.
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A Visit

On Sundays, Gary’s family would visit his Gran and Grandad who lived in a council estate on the other side of town Once at Gran’s, he would sit in...

Quite Possibly Divine

Jon looked around the place and wondered why he was here at all. The crowd bustled all around him drunk and drugged to the eyeballs, pushing past as...

Aberdeen Beach Back in the Day

I look at the old photograph and picture the scene in my mind's eye, almost 50 years ago, and I can picture it , I am back there, back in the day, in...
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Aberdeen 2045-Post Coronavirus

'So, is it switched on? ‘, I ask Angela, the manager of this place. I am having a test of the Skype link beforehand, as I have never been comfortable...
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Unprecedented

Alan pulled the blinds back and looked down at the empty street below. Six -ten in the morning and the road outside was traffic free, not even the...
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The Trooper

It was way back in 1983, when inspired by the hard rock / heavy metal bands I liked and had seen live, I picked up a couple of flyers from my local...
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I Remember Nothing

Sunday morning came. At least I think it was morning. It was light anyway. My head hurt, my mouth was dry, and I was sweating like hell. There was...