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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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Waiting for the past

“’Ere you are, love! Another coffee?” The waitress plonks the chipped mug down on the cluttered, corner table, spilling liquid in the process. Adam looks at her, expectantly, but she appears oblivious, and simply picks up the old cup and … Continue reading

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Passion

Your twitching lips bewitch Mouth, full and ripe Waiting to be kissed. Eyes, swirling whirlpools of emotion Infuse your face with passion Whisper to something in me And set my soul on fire. Your furrowed brow betrays A life ruled … Continue reading

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Flash fiction – A simple mistake

I grab the phone and snap ‘Hello?’ I have just taken the first mouthful of my supper and am keen to discourage any enthusiastic salesperson wanting to sell me a new gas or broadband contract. I listen. Nothing. I look … 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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