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The Leafblower

His lolloping gait complemented the motion of the machine he swept pendulously before him. It blew not only leaves, but all manner of detritus: grass...

Sable Sable

Catastrophic calm and blue, blue skies. Bleeding into the water. Moments ago a slice, like an ice dip, at the edge of the toe. Such a lovely day for...

World peace

When a bullet struck the side of Erast Urbansky’s knee, on the 24th of October, 302 years from your present, shot by Yevgein Garin from a sidearm, as...
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And He Called It The Devil (Part 1)

The twins weren't bullies. Nothing like that. They just liked to have a laugh. You had to have a laugh, if you wanted to get through on the farm. It...

The Family Feast

Her heart was beating fast and her brow sweating as she hid in the dingy little cupboard in the kitchen. She couldn’t believe it. Her mind was still...
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Black Cross (Chapter Eight)

Ebony dropped the bin liner next to Jennifer’s rucksack and took six steps back, waiting for acknowledgement. The girl was slow to react. Ebony...

Blackbirds

It will get better, some say. It was one of those bird days, when they all came to lodge, outstayed their welcome, hopped into every room, fluttered...
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Silver Daughter

Talk had it she was from the island. There weren’t supposed to be folk living there, apart from the lighthouse men. She was a foundling. Dr Innes had...