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Better Never Than Late – What Pegman Saw

“Wicked!”, she’d cried in amazement, examining the perfection of her newly-born son, Christopher. “He seemed determined to be late,” said the nurse, “We were getting worried.” As it happened, Christopher was late right throughout his life; late to become toilet-trained, … Continue reading

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The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize – 2016

I was asked by Simon West of  Magic Oxygen to help promote this year’s Magic Oxygen Literary Prize, and I’m more than happy to do so.  I fully support their work in Kenya, and I was delighted to have contributed … Continue reading

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Hobo

This is Hobo. Hobo is something of a celebrity stray in the Spanish town of Moraira, and he even has his own Facebook page. I’d heard about him before we returned to Spain for the winter, and there was no … Continue reading

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Apple Blossom Time – June 2015

When we moved into this house six years ago, we were delighted to discover an apple tree in the back garden. That very first year I picked the apples, and as I recall, though it wasn’t a bumper crop, there … Continue reading

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Look, Learn and Process…

My food processor, now around 20 years old, took advantage of my momentary absence  last week to dance its way off the kitchen worktop, yanking the plug out of the wall and shattering some components of high functional importance when … Continue reading

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Grrrr grrrr… Grrrr grrrr (August 2014)

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? The house phone rings. Now delete as applicable: You’re in the middle of: painting the ceiling cooking having sex a nap changing the baby’s nappy, a crisis having a row with someone taking … Continue reading

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The Golden Hour: Daily Prompt

  Flight of Fantasy (Etheree)  Chime and chime again, still deeper into darkness towards dawn. Inspiration tumbles through a mind that craves for rest, tired fingers tap at mental keys, weaving stories which seem wondrous yet fragment like cobwebs in … Continue reading

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Attack! (Trifextra 33 Word Challenge)

Frantic fingers fumble, searching, carelessly casting things aside.  She struggles, head swimming lungs aching, panic rising.  And then rescue.  A friend in need, a friend indeed.  Relax… inhale…  sod it… empty  Now what?    It’s a while since I entered … Continue reading

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A Way With Words (Trifecta Challenge)

Condensation trickled from the iron window frames, the rivulets parting company to dodge the greasy smudges my chubby fingers had left on the glass.  As each pane misted beneath my sugary breath, I moved to look through the next, watching … Continue reading

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What goes around… (Trifecta 33 Word Challenge)

  Where? There, on the tunnel wall… There’s nothing there. Can’t you see… those people… You’re crazy…look the train’s coming.  Oh Christ! ***** Did you see her jump, sir? I think they did, officer. Who?

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