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Enforced eavesdropping

I slumped down in my seat, put my head back and heaved a big sigh of relief: I had managed to catch the train with two minutes’ grace. Having run up the steps from the underground and across the busy … Continue reading

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That vital consonant

It was the little things that gave it away. At first I didn’t pick up on them, at least, not consciously anyway. I knew Reverend Mathews when we lived in Cambridge and he was the vicar at our local church. … 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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Flash fiction 100 – who’s the boss?

Our new neighbours, a couple, came round to introduce themselves. We made small talk, had coffee, and discussed local issues. The woman asked where I got my blinds. The man was adamant that they were not having blinds. The window … 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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