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Paul Bell

My name is Paul Bell and being recently retired I have taken up creative writing in order to keep the little grey cells functioning as long as possible.

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The Knife Grinder's Curse

Throughout history, a razor sharp blade has always commanded fear and respect, a tool of passive utility or a wreaker of havoc in the affairs of man...

The Day Room

Walter sat in his usual seat in the day room, his eyes closed whilst quietly fermenting. It was just after lunch, he'd had a large helping of his...

Truck Stop

Nobby pulled into the Oasis car park and found a quiet corner next to a police patrol car. It had been a long day and all he wanted now was the belly...

Keen as Mustard

'We couldn't believe it when we got there. The queue ran all the way to the bottom of Ramsden Street and Danny and I knew most of the lads in it. The...

The Decline and Fall of Silas Bream

A cobalt blue sky appeared as they emerged through the cloud layer into limitless crystal clear visibility. Silas had booked a window seat and sat...