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StorySo I Can Barely Afford leroy mockbee72 weeks 2 days ago
StoryMy life as an actor, part one Simon Barget102 weeks 3 days ago
Story"Sometimes Bargains Weren't, Really" [Mr Martínez Twenty] Ewan02 weeks 4 days ago
Story"Give Me The Keys, Grandma" [Mister Martínez Nineteen] Ewan02 weeks 6 days ago
Story"Better Than Dying of Boredom" [Mr Martinez 18] Ewan02 weeks 6 days ago
StoryThe Places Mark Burrow82 weeks 6 days ago
Storythree in the bed Coolhermit32 weeks 6 days ago
Story"Something Called a Burner " Mr Martínez Three Ewan53 weeks 7 hours ago
StoryTempus Fugit Ewan03 weeks 1 day ago
StoryMoonshine Ewan03 weeks 1 day ago
StorySalamander onemorething263 weeks 1 day ago
StoryI, The First Gurrier sean mcnulty163 weeks 2 days ago
StoryPins (18) Stephen Thom143 weeks 2 days ago
StoryBe Prepared Ewan143 weeks 3 days ago
Story"You Better Go Before It Costs Me Any More" [Mr Martínez Seventeen] Ewan03 weeks 4 days ago
Story"Maybe I'm Waiting for Your Mother" [Mr Martínez Sixteen] Ewan13 weeks 5 days ago
Story"Hi Yo, Silver!*" [Mr Martinez Fifteen] Ewan13 weeks 5 days ago
Story"You Can See The Quiff" Mr Martinez Fourteen Ewan23 weeks 5 days ago
Story"I Can Fire Him Anytime" [Mr Martínez Thirteen] Ewan23 weeks 5 days ago
StoryThe Impostor drhilarius44 weeks 1 hour ago
StoryGood News Ewan84 weeks 1 day ago
StoryFar West Places Angusfolklore21 month 21 hours ago
Story"You’ll Be the Second to Know" [Mr Martínez Twelve] Ewan31 month 2 days ago
Story"Señor Bean" [Mr Martínez: Eleven] Ewan101 month 2 days ago
Story"Most People Are Dangerous" Mr Martínez 10 Ewan41 month 2 days ago


My stories


"At Least I Didn't Whistle" [Mr Martinez Part Twenty Six]

Short and bitter (like me)... Image author's own terrible photography.

"Somewhere Full of Guiris" [Mr Martínez Twenty Five]

The Wild Rover Irish Pub in Barcelona is a much better place than I've made it sound, or at least it was when I was last there around 10 years ago. Image is a detail from a blog post illustration and has no copyright issues: source is https://www.barcrawlbarcelona.com/top-10-pubs-in-barcelona/

"You Can Keep The Scissors"[Mister Martínez part twenty-four]

Like Martínez, I'm still moving, so I'm still living. Image source Google Maps 2015. Think we're ok. No Coke-fiends at the Cafe as far as I know.

"He's Written a Book, He'll Want The Whole World to Know"[Mister Martínez Twenty Three]

Sweep? How is this image connected to the story? (Think laterally...) I bet you love a puzzle. Image source is dlpng.com and free for non-commercial use.

"Besides, I Don't Like Them Much" [Mister Martínez Twenty Two]

No more Mr Nice Guy... image source https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/street-art/q-flexibilidad-laboral-q-by-escif/ CC4.0


95 of my comments have received 98 Great Feedback votes

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Hi Ed,

Posted on Tue, 04 Aug 2020

loved this. Any reason for "night-lite" vice "night-light"? You have "nite-lite" at the end. Should "swats" in "swats-for-mocks" be swots (like I was)?

Well done.

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Thanks for sticking

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

with them Stephen, and for spotting the typo. I'm not sure where it's going yet, but it's not going anywhere before next week as I've a few things to do until Friday.

I think violence generally is sudden and shocking. The threat of...

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Posted in "Sparse and Molasses Slow" Mr Martínez Six(?)

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No, I just

Posted on Tue, 07 Jul 2020

thought it was a pseudonym and he was really called J.R.Hartley. Thanks for the good wishes, I'll need them!

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Posted in Tolkien on Disco Biscuits

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2020

an egg, could be a osprey's. It would go well with a couple of cherries.

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Posted in Otter

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2020

heartfelt poetry.

You have a typo in the last line. 'Liaison' looks funny, but is the correct spelling.

I enjoyed this.

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Posted on Wed, 15 Apr 2020

I'd seen this yesterday. A bit of a sideways look itself, as I'm sure you intended.

You have a typo in para 6
"Her acquaintances or “friends” tend to have somewhat needy themselves,"

I cannot tell you...

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Posted in Crab Customs

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Builds well.

Posted on Tue, 14 Apr 2020

I wonder if you could have strung (ho,ho) the reader along a little longer. Not reveal that there are no strings quite yet. No matter. I'd be interested to read part II. Some might protest that your piece is a little over-written, but I think,...

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Posted in Got No Strings - Part 1

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I'm supposed

Posted on Wed, 01 Apr 2020

to be working on Moffat III, but changes at Unbound mean that it probably won't be accepted for publication, so I've kind of lost enthusiasm for it. Moffat II No Good Deed is on the final straight before publishing in September, Covid-19...

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This is

Posted on Wed, 26 Feb 2020

particularly good.

You have a typo, doubtless caused by your "spool chukka", in para  beginning 'In 1969...'

"The bus took us too and from the junior school."  You need 'to' here.

An excellent exploration of what...

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Posted on Wed, 19 Feb 2020

in the dark, I know, but it's still laughter. Thanks for making me laugh out loud.

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