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I am not a nice man. I'm a mean minded low-life bastard and that’s why I’ll survive. Nice people end up ...

A Hole in the Wall of the Universe

Another oldie one of my best, I think ...

Not Worth the risk.

An early experiment from me, originally published in 2004, under Fiction heading. or should that have been nonfiction?  I think ...

Clothes Sense

This is long. But I promise you it will entertain and amuse you all the way through. Try it.  I ...

Utter Carnage

This is a re-write of a story I wrote a couple of years ago. For god's sake don't comment on ...


An oldie ...
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Zeezee Cop

a novel opening ...

Poetry [ more >> ]

May 8th 1945

A revision from my original book for the next one ...
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How Does Your Garden Grow (Poetry Challenge)

There are plants that love the light whilst others thrive in the shade ...
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The most romantic hero – the curse of Manfred

The curse of Manfred was not one but many. Grieving desperately over his deceased love, whose death he might have ...
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Tying up ourselves into a knot of indissoluble and perfect love like under laws of voluntary tyranny, committed hopelessly to ...
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S and M

A poem about love ...
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Non-Fiction [ more >> ]

I stood where Hitler stood.

This was indeed a disturbing place. (with pictures and music...) Originally published on October 22, 2004 in Non-Fiction ...
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The Red step and Thee

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) The word thee means you in South Yorkshire ...
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Return to the Island

This is a follow on from my short story 'The Old Men'.  ...
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‘Lacrima et Musica’ (tears and music)

Are tears at weddings just a Mumsy thing? You should be able to hear the march I wrote for my ...
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The Colonel’s Trousers

A little more rambling from my disreputable past.  The picture was taken by our Flight Engineer.  I am in the ...
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Ramblings from my time in the  RAF  ...
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It’s a Dog’s Life

This is one of the first things I ever wrote, can't remember the inspiration (probably an ex), but I'm fond ...
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The Return of Mrs Brown

I once read an article about a woman who entered 100 competitions a week, and had accumulated 30,000 quid in ...
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Pissing in the Wind

just another rant...     Pissing in the Wind In that time when thoughts come and go, I dream of ...
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Hours Not To Reason Why

Are you an hour up, or an hour down sort of person? ...
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Memories of wartime England. (with pictures)

Originally published on May 6, 2005 in Non-Fiction It is now over seventy years since the end of the war ...
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Steak Pie

In which I muse about the link between Steak Pie and the longing for a golden past ...
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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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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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UKAuthors Articles [ more >> ]

World’s Best Story (Novel) Competition

World's Best Story contest is open and they are taking submissions. Submit your story for a chance to win a ...
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Voices from the Web 2016

Voices from the Web Anthology 2016 Kindle Edition NOW AVAILABLE!

Voices from the Web Anthology 2016 Kindle Edition NOW AVAILABLE! These stories and poems have been selected by members of ...
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Help CrowdFund UKA’s Development

We want to fund a better UKAuthors! UKA has been online for 16 years and now we want to move ...
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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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