The birds

Written as an exercise for a course. We were asked to turn the radio on and write about the first thing we heard. For me, it was rising mortgage costs.     At least the birds are happy. Neil focussed on that thought every morning. Concentrated so hard that he would squint and when he’d […]

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Last Night Of Freedom

Kevin the wolf was getting married. He’d told his best wolf, Jim, that he didn’t want an over-the-top bachelor party but Jim, being Jim, hadn’t listened. Eight pints and five shots later, here they all were in full fancy dress attempting to grab a late night bite on the way home. Barry had suggested a […]

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All Pain And No Gain

“Do you like pain? I don’t. But sometimes you don’t got any choice.” Her words had been white noise until that point but now I was listening. “Sometimes he’s all like, PAP PAP PAP,” she raised her fists to her face and made little jabbing movements akin to a Victorian boxer. “He loves it, but […]

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What Lies, Beneath

Super quick note: If you’ve enjoyed my story, or any of my stories on Friday Fictioneers, I’d love it if you checked out my new eBook! My debut collection of short stories, People Watching, is now available to buy on Amazon for less than the price of a Big Mac. People Watching contains fifty two, one hundred word stories covering […]

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Rob’s BBQ

Rob had often been accused of burning the candle at both ends. The truth was, Rob just liked burning things, period. His late night excursions, often disguised as business meetings, football with the boys or team away days always resulted in his hands smelling of petrol and his clothes reeking of smoke. His wife didn’t mind. […]

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