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The Life of an Ancient Mariner

Indifferent mum. Makes him rather glum. Then a tot of rum, With fabled bum? A full tum, Merry hum. Skin turning plum. His parrot's dumb. But it's a...
Cherry

Cassiopeia (opening chapter)

This is the opening chapter/prologue for a longer story/novel that I'm working on. It's about a woman who looks back on a domestically violent relationship with a man who would eventually commit murder-suicide with their children, leaving her behind. I want to make sure the opening 1000 words is enough of a hook for the larger story, without giving too much away or being too expository of the later plot. Does this chapter do that well? Do I hit that balance well? Thanks!

Pink Hair

Wherever my neighbor goes, people stare. They can't look away because of his neck and pink hair. When he goes out in public, people constantly point...

"A Bright Idea"

It was the Week of Another Year of Calm. This small town called Hazlott would gather provisions for a week-long journey to the top of the Yeksen...
Cherry

Another extract from an old work ...

Warning - this includes details from a (fictional) therapy session, including repressed memories ... I can feel the atmosphere change. It begins with...

Neighbourhood Watch: The Shape of Things to Come

I've written about weird neighbours before, so some of you may remember the pair who've created a model mountain of dog poo in their backyard. Well,...

100 Quid

My wife and I visited England and I can't believe what I did. She wanted to go shopping and I gave her a hundred quid. At the time, I didn't know...

From A Dithtanthe!

Rohan is concerned, so India goes to investigate.
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