Richard Dobbs

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StoryLa Femme d'argent TFH151 year 6 months ago
StoryOn the Trail of the Foxglove Richard Dobbs02 years 4 weeks ago
StoryShadow (Part 3 of 3) airyfairy162 years 1 month ago
StoryThe Devil's Surgeon Part 2 Scorpio8852 years 3 months ago
StoryThe Devil's Surgeon Part 1 Scorpio8862 years 3 months ago
StoryGibson's Lesson Richard Dobbs32 years 4 months ago
StoryA Perfect Cadence Richard Dobbs142 years 5 months ago
StorySunrise Richard Dobbs192 years 5 months ago
StoryThe Family Feast GaryH22 years 5 months ago
StoryThe Wicked Witch Of Westminster well-wisher22 years 5 months ago
StoryThe Homecoming Richard Dobbs92 years 5 months ago
StoryLarry and Mick Hope for a Cherry on ABC Tales pepsoid82 years 6 months ago
StoryInternational Purple Day - Epilepsy Awareness airyfairy252 years 6 months ago
StoryEars pepsoid32 years 6 months ago
StoryThe Beach Hut (Part 1 of 2) Richard Dobbs52 years 7 months ago
StoryThe Beach Hut (Part 2 of 2) Richard Dobbs32 years 7 months ago
StoryFly Away Peter Richard Dobbs82 years 7 months ago
StoryCatharsis Schubert22 years 7 months ago
StoryA Strange Encounter Richard Dobbs02 years 8 months ago
StoryThe Green and White Dress rosaliekempthorne102 years 9 months ago
StoryThe Stacks of Llandarcy Richard Dobbs62 years 9 months ago
StoryDoldrums… Diversion… Delight… Destiny gletherby62 years 10 months ago
StoryRoom 7. ( Kiss Chase) jolono102 years 11 months ago
StoryRegnum Defende Richard Dobbs102 years 11 months ago
StoryThe Celebration Party Richard Dobbs32 years 11 months ago

My stories

On the Trail of the Foxglove

A tale of love and retribution.

Gibson's Lesson

A young, idealistic schoolteacher in the 1960s faces a challenge.
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The Homecoming

A tale of estrangement, loss and hope.
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​Over 300 British and Commonwealth soldiers were executed on The Western Front during the First World War, most for 'cowardice' or 'desertion in the face of the enemy'. Yet in spite of what we have long known about PTSD, and the fact that some of the victims were too young to have been serving in the army, successive governments refused to issue a blanket pardon for them until 2006. Their convictions, however, have never been quashed, which means their 'offences' remain.
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A Perfect Cadence

A friendship bonded by music.


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Posted on Thu, 07 Jun 2018

Well done, Scorpio.

The second and subsequent parts of stories can sometimes be a little disappointing, but not this; it's even more polished than part one.

I've only one suggestion. I think it was the practice in the seventeeth...

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I'm hooked!

Posted on Tue, 05 Jun 2018

A very skilful narrative hook, Scorpio.

Two points, if I may. While most of the piece seems written in authentic seventeenth-century diction, the sentence fragment, 'Really, really deep', struck me as a little too modern. Also, since the...

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Posted in The Devil's Surgeon Part 1