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The Killing Time [working title]

Intro: This is the beginning of my 1st DS Greaves novel in rough first draft. I've not yet edited it ...
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Fortune’s Fool

Another one that had its origins in a prompt from my face-to-face creative writing group. The prompt was 'Luck' ...
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Civil Defence

this came from a topic set in my face-to-face writing group. The topic was 'Growing Old' ...
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Beamo’s Gold

A futuristic western novella I've been working on. An homage to Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Mackenna's Gold, Tom Sawyer, ...
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The Clock.

The Clock is a prelude to a short story from 2004. The full story was published in 2007. This can ...
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What Astronauts Do in Their Spare Time

(A wee flash) Selina Hamilton was a desperate woman. Her red hair clung blackly to her face. The Houston humidity ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Delete

Intro: Sample - opening chapter of my first novel...  ...
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You Are Already Dead!

Piece of flash literature (very short). Aimed at the young reader. A puzzle horror story. Be careful what you read! ...
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poems

These are four poems written during the last days of my dear wife.I wrote them whilst being with her until ...
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puppets

Puppets around me rest inside, as words heavy, call me names I brood I blame I throw them away cannot ...
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Poem Bee

An old huitain, revised ...
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Mozart’s clever wife

He was hopeless, never could keep anything in order, lost his income on the pools and always ill since childhood, ...
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circus

Some take grasses, some drugs some drink and smoke some rage holy wars kill, slaughter, butcher and choke some desert ...
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ANOTHER ME ANOTHER YOU

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) ...
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Dealers of Karma

the philosophical introduction of a poem. highly advisable that you do not expect excellent writing in English. it's "other" not ...
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Cavea del Oceano

Had a sunny retreat recently to kick-start my writing again. All comments/suggestions welcome, e.g. how to get the 'accent' over the ...
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the Needy Health Service

The recent announcement  that the logo of the NHS must be moved on all headed papers prompted me to write ...
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Hero Worship

Different generations, different wars, same tragedies ‘Beer Granddad?’ ‘You know I don’t drink Martin, why d'you offer  it me lad?’ ‘Because I'm ...
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Pages of words

My pages are full, full of words, noises, music, pouring forth like a torrent             Like a tornado, gush gush gush! Screaming, ...
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Watching The News

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) ...
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Out Like Flynn

I keep trying not to listen, but it's more exciting than a James Bond novel ...
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“Et camera non mentior.”

I've had flu and all kindsa bad stuff this year - this is a performance piece - very much still ...
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Once Upon a Time

Inspired by an Italian fable. (A repost) ...
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At tale of the Hurdy Gurdy.

A few amusing lines, a sequel to a limerick written some time in the past.I hope Mike Verdi won't mind ...
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She Explained

A young autistic man runs on the pitch during a football match ...
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The Stalker

That which can be frightening in daylight can become utterly terrifying by night  ...
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Beaches

Two teenagers meet on a lonely beach in the South of France. It is a brief acquaintance but it changes ...
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Limericks.

Written in my very few spare moments. The last one especially for our fellow wordsmith in Berlin ...
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Voices from the Web 2016

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Voices from the Web Anthology 2016 Kindle Edition NOW AVAILABLE! These stories and poems have been selected by members of ...
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Thusly by Andrea Lowne

Ms Lowne's second collection of poetry is as unconventional as the first. No sestinas, haiku or sonnets here, but a ...
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