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Omar's Diary to 23rd February 2018 - football, lameness and sore ears

Sunday saw quite an evening for a dark horse. No, Man Servant had not subscribed to a racing channel so we could watch one of his 100/1 selections...

Omar's Diary for Sunday 18th February 2018

Man Servant’s prime tribulation yesterday morning, Saturday, was getting his Waterman fountain pen to function so we could work together at drafting...
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The Barmaid

Manchester – in the final days of the smoky old town. Listed buildings, monoliths, stand amid the rubble of demolition, tower-block flats and new estates…

Fictional Novel Chapter Five: the rat

If you looked at the dirty blue seats with disfigured cushioning closely, you could almost hear them [the seats] heaving a sigh of relief and speaking to each other. “Which station is this, mate?” “It’s only Covent Garden, mate; many more to go before we can stretch ourselves”.

Tavistock - the grey squirrel who might have literary connections

I walked around the square twice trying to find a blue plaque on a wall that marked where Leonard and Virginia Woolf once lived for fifteen years. At...

Omar's Diary for Saturday 10th February 2018

My diary for the 8 th February 2018 was generally well received and I am grateful for the comments added to it except for one in particular. The...
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Omar's Diary - 8th February 2018

On Friday evening Man Servant returned to Omar Towers from another day at ‘work’ looking rather tired. No sooner he had crossed the threshold into...
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A night like tonight

Can there be anything more decadent and innocent than the cruel grace of a night sky wiped clean of clouds and vanity and held tight in frost? Such a...
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Jack & the Beanstalk & Zombies (Episode One)

PROLOGUE It’s common knowledge that Jack was poor, lived with his mother, and owned a cow named Milky-white. Where was his dad? Probably dead...