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Full English

  The two men stand on the pavement looking down at the grate. Neither speaks. In the road, the traffic crawls. Rush hour. None of the drivers give them a glance even though they are only feet away; too busy … Continue reading

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Some Time Back

This Thursday evening, as they have done for the last one hundred and thirteen years, soon after injecting their prescribed volume of blood, Jeffrey and Elisa will descend the stainless shaft to their basement YouthBlood safes to check that temperatures … Continue reading

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The Voyage

Sometimes neglected and disowned by the pilot of common sense, he struggled through the doldrums of his teens, barely navigated the uncharted narrows of the twenties, and suffered the curses of stormy middle age before assembling the blessings of accumulated … Continue reading

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Future Imperfect

For Wednesday Write-in “Which way?” they would ask. “Travel east. Travel east. It is there,” always came the reply, “It is there.” And so towards the east they would travel, across, through, over, under the mighty cities, the mighty metropolises, … Continue reading

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The Old Farmer’s Tale

For Wednesday Write-in #86 With apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge I had just parked the Maserati outside the country pub where they were holding the wedding reception. I didn’t know either of them that well, but good champagne is good … Continue reading

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You Win Some

For Wednesday Write-in  “’And the Beckworth-Ellington collection of Plymouth porcelain I gift to my friend and companion Cedric Harper of 22 Green Lane, Harpenshaw, in acknowledgement of the care and attention he has shown to me over the past weeks,’ … Continue reading

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Overheard #10: The Shopper Returned

“Murder,” she said, “Pure bleeding elbow-swinging, foot-crushing murder. A fight to the death almost, to get those slippers.” She took sip from her favourite cup and grimaced. “What’s this now?” she said peering into the murky liquid. “Someone trying to … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

For Wednesday Write-in #83 Jello came rush into the upstairs room where the rest of them were sitting doing their best to make a hole in the bottle of Lennie’s second best, “Sorry I’s late. Bleedin’ cabby thought we was bein’ … Continue reading

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To the Book

For Wednesday Write-in #82 I stood next to the man lying in the dirt – he looked malnourished to me and those lash marks I could just see on his arms and legs seemed badly infected and colonised by maggots … Continue reading

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Teacher-Flipper

For Wednesday Write-in. “Lizzie, class, sorry to interrupt – Mr Dobson wants to see you in his office. I’m to take over here.” Liz paused in the act of writing “circumcision” on the board. “So this is it,” she thought. … Continue reading

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