Panic! At the social event

Right! Right. Right, right, right. Right? I’m here. Being here is the main thing. Being here with three cannibals, four axe murderers and one woman, so beautiful that she intimidates me. Right. I’m sure they’re all nice people. Well, maybe not the axe murderers. If you axe murder, you’re probably not a nice person. Cannibals […]

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The Monkey

Tonight I’m going to tell you a story. I promise it’s not angsty, sweary or gory. You’ll get that next week, if you happen to stay. No this tale’s about monkeys and my working day. Some months ago when reviewing a crash. I saw something funny, I started to laugh. Penny leaned over, she pointed […]

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Carol Of The Bells

I found an absolutely beautiful rendition of the carol of the bells, by the insanely talented Lindsey Stirling. I just wanted to include this on my blog for anyone who might want to listen to the song whilst reading my most recent story! Merry Christmas one and all. Here’s to 2019!

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Carol Of The Bells

There are still places, as yet, untouched by the modern world. Where words still possess the ability to cast spells. Such places hold ancient magic, long forgotten by society. Myths and legends pass as they ever have, from grandfathers to grandchildren, the old to the young and spill through the quiet nights of close friends. […]

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Circle

Inside no. 9 – Circle Mmmbop, duba, du bop, du. Hanson is on repeat, it’s the fourth time Elaine has heard the perky refrain. It clashes with the otherworldly aesthetic of Nine Below, all aurora and transparency. Roughly arranged blocks of ice form the furniture, draped with midnight blue blankets that reflect the star spangled […]

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The Meeting

“You need to be here.” It’s an accusation, as bitter as their relationship has become. Hugh can hear it trickling through clipped tones, given colour by the angular set of Arthur’s frame. Arms are folded, anger the tight line of his brother’s jaw. Now their eyes won’t meet. Now their words are dagger-sharp, whet to […]

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The Hand You’re Dealt

A sculpted eyebrow arched, challenge in her eyes. Do it. Ask the question no one else has been able to. I couldn’t help but be intrigued, hooked by the suggestion that I might get an answer to the mystery that had consumed us all. “Are you Emily or Amelie?” “Diamonds, definitely.” A vacuum appeared in […]

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Paradise Lost

For our final week we were given a group task. We all had to create a character, and then write a story about that character in a setting chosen by the class. The setting was a convention run in the Paradise Hotel. Our character had to bump into at least two characters created by the […]

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Tales From The Prom

We were given the task to write a flash fiction that was only one side of A4. I don’t want to give too much away about this one.. Hope you find it enjoyable! Many thanks to my friend and colleague who helped me with some “roadman” lingo!! I’m gonna set the record straight. Yeah, I […]

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