A monologue – Doors & Sex

Since retirement I’ve made the front garden my project, you know, to make it look nice.  Roses down one side, maybe a small pond, and maybe a fountain too I’m thinking; pop in a couple gold fish too maybe.   I have it planned out, well on paper at least. At the moment it’s paving slabs, […]

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Old Soldiers Never Die

The two friends were members of the Middlesex Regiment and had been in the battle for Hong Kong in 1941 before both being captured by the Japanese and interned in a POW camp until 1945. They were in some ways very lucky because they came home, when many others didn’t.  After the war they returned […]

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Memories in Suspension

Granny was born in 1901, or thereabouts, according to Roz’s mother. It seemed such a long time ago, and her granny had died when she was 7 years of age. She still had a couple of pictures of the two of them; one was on a balcony in her arms both smiling at the camera […]

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Third Person

Reflecting on the past he could not remember how or why he had been invited the party. His immediate group of work mates were there, and a few additional guy who probably got invited to all the parties. They had the confidence and the cars to match, they were also five or six years older, […]

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Let The Wind Blow

It was upon us before we had time evacuate. The call had gone out on local radio that it was heading across our part of the country. I now felt I had wasted time fitting the storm shutters as I could see only a mile away the tight knit black clouds linked to the earth […]

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Please Don’t Be Alarmed

It took me time to find the bar initially, Glasgow was as an unknown to me then, as it is now.  It was my 7th visit to the same place as I only had a reference point of location, not time. Money was going to be a problem as cash looked different in 1981. Although […]

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Dial 999

I was originally going to post this under the recent mental health meme for SB4MH, however, a collaboration post with May More placed this in the drafts box. The adaptation is close to me and therefore I felt it should see light. “Fire – I need to report, an incident.” That’s how the day ended, […]

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Smut Marathon 2020

I’ve entered Smut Marathon 2020. There, I’ve said it, in open forum.  I have to admit that I slightly apprehensive about the whole thing. Where will I find the time?  How the hell am I going to find the creativity to write something that inspires?  Obviously I don’t want to be presenting some piece of […]

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The Christmas Offering -A fairy tale

Like the fairy tales told to children today, many originated from European folk law. The Grimm brothers’ tales were so very dark in design by comparison to Disney’s adaptations.  And so it leads me to tell you the tale of the man many of us grew up with and very quickly associated with gifts and […]

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Apologise

It wasn’t guilt that that caused this revelation, or being caught, it just felt that I should, you know, ‘do the right thing.’  Although, I really didn’t give a fuck if I was honest. The charge that ran through my body was far too strong to worry about apologises. We had been invited round to […]

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