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A literal crime – flash fiction 100

My neighbours are having the outside of their property re-painted. Not before time, so I am immensely pleased. On arriving home today, I find one of their decorators using a flower pot of mine – containing a beautiful, delicate flowering … Continue reading

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Pole position

Donald Uptight leans forward in his leather chair and looks over the top of his steel-rimmed glasses. ‘So, Ms Nebilenko –’  he says ‘Please – call me Tatjana.’ ‘So, Ms – Tatty-yana, I see from your application form that you … Continue reading

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A hundred words – what’s in a name?

“What about Oliver?” suggests Andy. “It’s a nice strong sounding name for a boy, don’t you think?” “It means Olive tree!” says Fiona. “What about Thomas, then?” “He’s not Welsh and he’s not a twin! Thomas means twin.” “Right, how … Continue reading

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In two hundred words – does this sound familiar?

“You always do that! It’s so annoying!” “Do what?” “When I ask you if you want some crisps from the shop, you say no, and then you eat half mine!” “Well, sorreeee! What do you mean by always? When was … Continue reading

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Get yer own

Soft and squidgy with a whiff of sweet vanilla As I open the clasp greedy with anticipation Hastily trying to get the tray out of the bag To break off my first piece and put it in my mouth I … Continue reading

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Is it coz I is blonde, or is it coz I is younger than you?

She approaches the checkout like a granny on speed She sees me with my French stick and purse in my hand She grits her teeth and goes for it, like a medal was up for grabs She negotiates her trolley … Continue reading

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