Richard Dobbs

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StoryLa Femme d'argent TFH1510 months 4 weeks ago
StoryOn the Trail of the Foxglove Richard Dobbs01 year 5 months ago
StoryShadow (Part 3 of 3) airyfairy161 year 6 months ago
StoryThe Devil's Surgeon Part 2 Scorpio8851 year 8 months ago
StoryThe Devil's Surgeon Part 1 Scorpio8861 year 8 months ago
StoryGibson's Lesson Richard Dobbs31 year 9 months ago
StoryA Perfect Cadence Richard Dobbs141 year 9 months ago
StorySunrise Richard Dobbs191 year 9 months ago
StoryThe Family Feast GaryH21 year 10 months ago
StoryThe Wicked Witch Of Westminster well-wisher21 year 10 months ago
StoryThe Homecoming Richard Dobbs91 year 10 months ago
StoryLarry and Mick Hope for a Cherry on ABC Tales pepsoid81 year 10 months ago
StoryInternational Purple Day - Epilepsy Awareness airyfairy251 year 11 months ago
StoryEars pepsoid31 year 11 months ago
StoryThe Beach Hut (Part 1 of 2) Richard Dobbs51 year 11 months ago
StoryThe Beach Hut (Part 2 of 2) Richard Dobbs31 year 11 months ago
StoryFly Away Peter Richard Dobbs81 year 11 months ago
StoryCatharsis Schubert21 year 11 months ago
StoryA Strange Encounter Richard Dobbs02 years 3 weeks ago
StoryThe Green and White Dress rosaliekempthorne102 years 1 month ago
StoryThe Stacks of Llandarcy Richard Dobbs62 years 2 months ago
StoryDoldrums… Diversion… Delight… Destiny gletherby62 years 3 months ago
StoryRoom 7. ( Kiss Chase) jolono102 years 3 months ago
StoryRegnum Defende Richard Dobbs102 years 3 months ago
StoryThe Celebration Party Richard Dobbs32 years 4 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