Category Archives: Outsiders

Out to Pasture

I’m playing hooky, skiving, swinging the lead, whatever you want to call it. The sky is black and a stiff wind is getting up, sending frothing waves crashing into the shore. Blobs of foam drift over my head and I … Continue reading

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Reading Chandler in the canteen

Can’t remember where I got this copy but it looks great. I first read Chandler at university (better to learn how to drink scotch and wear a hat than study chemistry anyway).His one liners are brilliant. A blonde, the kind … Continue reading

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Night Turns

I was short listed and came runner up with Ideastap for a story called Night Turns a little while back. I’m publishing it in full on my blog for the first time…. Night Turns The car stank of onion sweat … Continue reading

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Tree Hugging – a short story

A few months back I wrote the following story for Ideastap portfolio. It’s online here but I also wanted to give it a decent outing on my blog….. It’s well worth visiting Ideastap and setting up a portfolio and there are … Continue reading

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Arcades

I haven’t spent much time in arcades. I wasn’t great at those games that involved stomping and shooting and running, sometimes together. Much easier to get one of those margarine tubs they hand out and slot a pound coin in … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction at Double Espresso blog

A few weeks back Helen Moat kindly asked if I’d like to write a piece of Flash Fiction for her website Double Espresso.  Helen has won a number of accolades for her travel writing so I was delighted to be … Continue reading

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War chests and contract rebels

As the transfer window slams shut – and this blog (like a fat, wheezy boy with a note from matron) rarely considers sport – a look at newspaper jargon seems timely. The transfer window, of course, opened on New Year’s Day. … Continue reading

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