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I have 1043 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 1403330 times and 1025 of my stories have been cherry picked.
1068 of my 13,660 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 1095 votes

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Old Prejudice.

I tripped over Old Prejudice when I came over the bridge at the canal. ‘Whit yeh daeing there?’ I cried. ‘Yeh gie me a fright.’ He looked up at me. ‘...
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Eejit knickers

Walking past the charity-shop window, I saw my past for sale hanging up by the ear. Special Offer—£1. It was too good a bargain to miss. I breenged...
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Shadows

‘You should consult a witch, Robin.’ Mhari’s laugh was more like a gurgle that dried up when men weren’t about. ‘You’re cursed. The evil eye or...
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Ye Olde Christmas Story

I never knew what to get Jesus for His birthday. He was good at batting away stupid questions like that. He’d been on a bit of a downer. I didn’t...
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flowers you made

I buried those knickers knuckle deep in the earth to cover the shame of my soul. Some things are bigger than how you remember them. Evictions used to...

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1068 of my comments have received 1095 Great Feedback votes

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tragic, like you I don't have

Posted on Sat, 01 Dec 2018

tragic, like you I don't have an answer. Poverty, not morals is the key. We use the latter as a scapegoat, a standared practice by, for example, Jenhovah Witnesses to get a foot in the door, is to say how much worse the world is getting. They've...

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Posted in When Death Comes Too Soon

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death has a way or reminding

Posted on Fri, 27 Jan 2023

death has a way or reminding us not to eat sweaty cheese. 

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Posted in end of the pier

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it's a dog's life, but

Posted on Fri, 09 Dec 2022

it's a dog's life, but sometimes it isn't. The transmigration of the soul takes many forms (so we're told). Why not a dog? Or a cat? Or a Tory? Too far, sorry. 

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Posted in The Last Wish of Christmas

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War and Peace, you'll need to

Posted on Fri, 02 Dec 2022

War and Peace, you'll need to saw my arm off. I hitchhiked through France, well, the Frrench bits, with a guy that had his arm in a sling. It was dead, but he couldn't bear to lose it. I understood that. I'd have been the same, Hoping for an arm(...

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Posted in Troy and Me (A Christmas Tale) Part 2

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I'm not sure there's enough

Posted on Tue, 24 May 2022

I'm not sure there's enough to live off in the forest. but what do I know. keep it running. 

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Posted in The Castle (4)

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you never do know what

Posted on Sun, 15 May 2022

you never do know what enlightenment will be. Settle for the fish tea. 

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Posted in "Willow's Tail" 28

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life is a shock perhaps

Posted on Fri, 06 May 2022

life is a shock perhaps unplanned, but you've got the fight to stay that way here. 

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Posted in wheels to rotors

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Good question, most Prime

Posted on Mon, 18 Apr 2022

Good question, most Prime Minister are duirng the honeymoon period regarded as competent. I don't include Boris in that, of course. David Cameron gave us austerity, by us I mean poor people. He gave rich people even more riches. And then he gave...

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Posted in Pointless Boris (Part One of Two)

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I think this is unlikely as a

Posted on Thu, 20 Jan 2022

I think this is unlikely as a Trump presidecy, Oops, that happened. 

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Posted in BBC TV Listings, Wednesday January 21st 2032.

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perhaps this year perhaps

Posted on Fri, 07 Jan 2022

perhaps this year perhaps next. in the end it's the end. 

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Posted in Resolution

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