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What I Got For Christmas

When I asked my wife what I was getting for Christmas, she kicked me in the balls. That wasn't what I wanted for Christmas, that wasn't what I wanted...
Cherry

China

The lush summer grass muffled the sounds of her footfall, as she raced rhythmically, urgently towards the treeline. She hardly broke stride when her...

Navelgate

With U.S. partisan political content.

The Fence (Youth Misbehaviour After The Election)

A Teenager destroys a Fence while showing off, not realising that an election has brought a new, more Left Wing government to power, but one which has brought more traditional punishments back to deal with Youth Misbehaviour and many other crimes.

A Christmas Tale With A Difference

The people of 'England' were facing a General Election, but what was going to happen this time? This was co-written by myself and my wife Wendy in 2006. We 'bounced' a few ideas off each other to write it together. As we are now facing another election, and at Christmas time, we both think it is the perfect time to post our joint work on my abctales account, with due credit to my wife Wendy Kirtley.

Second Steps

This story was published in Fiction Kitchen Berlin, a fine journal if there ever was one. Consider submitting...
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Blind Date at Casa Fredo

She showed up on time. She's cute rather than ravishing. She's well dressed instead of flashy. She knew what she wanted to eat. She chose wine over...

A Family Who Won't Forgive

A man has cancer and he has been given only six months to live. Years ago, he did a man wrong and the parents and siblings are refusing to forgive...

Everybody is crazy and lying about it

I know people Rich people, fat people Thin people,poor people Happy people, sad people All feeling alone I am one Yet they play their role Bankers...

Following Women Around The Grocery Store

Let me tell you about an experience that wasn't great. I would follow women around the grocery store and ask for dates. Every single one of them said...