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Assorted writers' groups, the odd anthology, occasional readings.  Lots of looking out of the window.  Hello, and thanks for dropping by.

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Readings of Episodes One and Two of the Pad Life Journals are now available on Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-968566758   More to follow!

 

 

 

 

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The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Seven)

'You needed someone you could manipulate,' I said. 'You just had to be given the right job,' said Hamish.

Lustrum (IP) (With apologies to Robert Harris)

It is, or should be, a truth universally acknowledged that a world run by David Attenborough and Mary Beard would be a sane and civilised place and a much better bet than we have at the moment

The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Six)

'It's government,' said Madam. 'They choose what they will and won't tell the governed. And in this case, they are completely and utterly right.'
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Five)

Even the members of the diaspora cannot agree on the best way to save it.
Cherry

The Net Caster (Part Twenty-Four)

I looked at Hamish. Who had replaced the dodgy businessman, the charming, self-serving rogue I had known since childhood, with this stern creature who delivered lectures to the powerful?

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706 of my comments have received 747 Great Feedback votes

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Thank you, Drew. I wish I

Posted on Wed, 29 Sep 2021

Thank you, Drew. I wish I could catch up on my life. It always seems to be disappearing round the next corner ahead of me.

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Posted in Pad Life: The Rock of Reality

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There's a real joy and

Posted on Sun, 26 Sep 2021

There's a real joy and sweetness in this. Very much enjoyed it.

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Posted in I Want To Dance

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I claim my special prize...

Posted on Sat, 25 Sep 2021

I claim my special prize...laugh

I think this is great, and a lot of the...

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Ah, that sodding imposter has

Posted on Fri, 17 Sep 2021

Ah, that sodding imposter has just agreed to move out of my house for a couple of weeks. You must have been next on the list. Don't worry, she/he will be making the return journey soon. In the meantime, tell him/her to go and do something...

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Posted in Ghosts (Part Two)

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I am so glad to see this is a

Posted on Fri, 17 Sep 2021

I am so glad to see this is a WIP - there's more! As always, marvellous characters, settings so real you can smell and taste them. A touch of humour, and tension and mystery here too. I am so looking forward to seeing what comes next.

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Posted in Ghosts (Part Two)

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But what's behind the coats,

Posted on Sat, 04 Sep 2021

But what's behind the coats, I wonder...

Enjoyed this very much! 

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Posted in Night Time Stalker

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Being a happy writer is the

Posted on Sat, 04 Sep 2021

Being a happy writer is the thing. And of course, it all depends how you define success. I would say you very much have success, not because you've published (though that's bloody brilliant) but because you like what you write and you bring...

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Posted in On Giving Up

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It was such a pleasure to

Posted on Mon, 30 Aug 2021

It was such a pleasure to hear this at the reading, Paul, and lovely to have a chance to read it now. I look forward to hearing it again when it's all on YouTube! 

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Posted in Chinese Whispers (edited and updated, 2021)

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I read Kim Sengupta's article

Posted on Tue, 24 Aug 2021

I read Kim Sengupta's article in the paper, and pathos and horror of it is almost unimaginable. It is both the most complex of situations, and the most simple.  Thank you for putting so much into words. 

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Posted in Kabul Airport

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Pick of the Day

Posted on Mon, 16 Aug 2021

This marvellously evocative poem is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day! Please do share/retweet if you enjoy it too.

Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons

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Posted in Naples: balcony overlooking Via Firenza

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