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Two New Years and ET


It has been quite a while since I have written a short story, as I was reminded by the local publication of ‘Mercury Silver’  last month which includes three of mine.  I challenged myself to deliver another short-short one (under … Continue reading

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THE EVIL PLOT


A short short story in response to the side view theme for the weekend. It was a pleasant suburb, with pleasant people.  Catering for the ‘lower middle class’, the homes and grounds were small, but there was a strong feeling … Continue reading

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THE IMPOSSIBLE CHRISTMAS PRESENT.


‘What are you wishing for as a Christmas present?’ James Dixon asked the latest little girl on his knee. She seemed such a forlorn little thing that he wondered if she would be too shy to speak, but then two … Continue reading

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TRIFECTA SHORT STORY CHALLENGE WEEK 21


A short story of between 33 and 333 words on the following definition of: BRAIN (This story is 333 words)   3: something that performs the functions of a brain; especially : an automatic device (as a computer) for control or … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS STORY (3)


    ‘They certainly are punctual!’ I agreed. ‘And, so many of them! Where do they all come from?’   ‘Oh, I suppose some come from Albert Park, and some from the alleys, and others from the yards and parking … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS STORY (2)


  In silence she led us across the railway lines, past the yacht club, and to an area which seemed to be filled with any number of yachts, tenders and dinghies which were resting on racks, trailers or dollies. Motioning me to set … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS STORY


  When I saw the latest side view theme I was immediately reminded of a short story I wrote long enough ago for it to exist only as a typed manuscript. It is one of the ones that added a … Continue reading

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