Tag Archives: Sunday Photo Fiction

Nice to be Needed

Being stuck at home with a busted leg bone does have its advantages even for an active and life-loving guy like me. For one, there’s tea and biscuits nearly all day, what with the stream of friends and colleagues visiting … Continue reading

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Byron Close

Byron Close. A nice enough place to spend one’s life. Byron Close, off Jane Austin Avenue, off Shakespeare Road. A nothing special modern estate, good mix of housing, good mix of people. The locals are friendly but keep to themselves most … Continue reading

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A Place in the Sun

Cricket 468 did not see himself as just one of the swarm, one of the green tribe, one of the many of identical, undifferentiated crickets that worked, slept, and worked in the fields and woods around the city. He saw … Continue reading

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Current Affairs

You’ll never guess who I had on my back last week. Roy Rogers! Yeah – Roy Rogers, cowboy extraordinaire, white hat and all; Trigger was having an off day so they got out the yellow pages and, bingo, I get … Continue reading

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Honey’s Ropey Ladder

How do you say, “No” to a billionaire? Especially one who, according to Trend, the nation’s best-selling glossy celebrity magazine, is extremely generous to his paramours and who, when the heat is over and the cool has set in and … Continue reading

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Tricking and Treating

Halloween! My birthday! Birthday? Hardly. That’s a paradigm that doesn’t really apply to me, nor to my family nor my community. For us there was no conception, no mammal gestation, no birth as you know it. Nonetheless, we look like … Continue reading

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Only the Flags Moved

He didn’t trust his his eyes. So he watched and waited. And when he was sure he called out, “Baba, Baba, it’s land. I see it.” His father raised himself up on his elbows so he could see over the … Continue reading

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Life after Death

Jennifer is dead. I know because I killed her last night, after all the guests had left, after I found her kissing next door neighbour, Zelda. And I suspect I know where her body is, although I can’t be one … Continue reading

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George

He hadn’t wanted to go to boarding school, not even one as exclusive as the Oxford College of Chivalry and Courtliness. But his mum and dad had persisted. “It’ll be good for you,” said his mum. “Very, very good for … Continue reading

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Peak Life

They – well, we, because nobody is guilt-free – have known since the middle of the twenty first century when the hydrocarbons were completely depleted, that one day there would be no energy remaining to power the machinery that manages the … Continue reading

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