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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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The Big Issue with Two Coins

In this piece of flash (very short length) literature, death is certain but does not always transpire the way many intend ...
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Game of Death

He'd put too many noses out of joint. Upset too many people who shouldn't be getting upset. Jacques watched from ...
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Posing For The Bulgarian

“Does Krasimir paint you in the nude?” ...
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Too Late, Now, Too Late.

Just a tanka format ...
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The lightness of light and the light of lightness

The soft touch of ideal creativity must be as light as light itself and hardly even touching, never pressing, beating ...
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Then you could come back to me

Clarity, are you with me? I am seeking the roof speaking from the ground in my hat and my feet ...
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Le Pont Des Arts

Just a tanka format ...
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Royston Heath.

I first published this piece in 2016,(See UK archives).This is an edited version with the last verse added.This is now ...
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Circles

The ring of truth ...
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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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Imagination

" Imagination is when worlds collide and hide reality " ...
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Religion

Religion is like a veil. A veil of ignorance that blinds the masses ...
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Mental health

Recent publicity concerning the stigma attached to mental illness once again raised my heckles.When I started training in Psychiatry in ...
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Ego Mania

We all have two sides fighting for supremacy one open and light the other subtle and controlling ...
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Do You Really Want To Work Here ?

Been a while since I filled in an application form for a job but this one is not P.C.  ...
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Of love Lost

Short and bitter/sweet ...
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The Colour of Courage

Written for a competition with the theme 'courage' and has to be set in the North West of England with ...
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Hear no Evil

A daft ditty concerning a pisspotical pirate and his profoundly deaf parrot ...
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My Cancer Journey Continues

An update for those who may be interested ...
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Trouble up at Th’ Mill

Lancashire mill life circa 1845  ...
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Impressions of India

rather comprehensive This fascinating continent, more populous than Europe is still dominated by the oldest of the world's religions quite ...
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The Curse of Political Correctness

It’s a dictatorship concealed in fake democracy. In those days I observed in Facebook how it gradually appeared that no ...
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Shipwrecked comfort

You really should not worry since it really does not matter. The oppressors never know what they are doing, and ...
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Fakebook

documentary No nonsense, please. I never had a talent for addiction. Others are dependent on the fucking fakebook for their ...
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Intimidation

They are always there, the suppressors, the subjectors, just waiting for you to assail you to bring you under domination, ...
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a daft idea

In can't write a Limerick,so I shall be quick,by doing worse,writing a daft verse ...
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Stuck in love

What's better and what's worse - the nightmare of uncertainty or the force of jealousy? When the communication lines don't ...
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Humiliation

Life consists of humiliations. When you are born you are beaten into crying, everyone is free to manhandle you throughout ...
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The Man Who Invented Women

Roaming my back catalogue .. this is from 2009 ...
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Thank God for feminism

Just don't let it put you down, that squeamish scrupulous meticulousness appertaining to the oversensitivity of female delicacy leading to ...
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Weft : A Dorsimbra

In the 'good old days' the Poetry challenge was often concerned with different  forms. Not only did the need to ...
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Voices from the Web 2016

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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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