Time Management

– You really should start work, it’s twelve minutes past nine. “I’m very well aware of the time, thank you very much. It’s just that, well, I was going to finish my coffee before I start really working.” – You won’t though, will you? The dregs of your coffee are already stone-cold. You’ve had it […]

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Comfortable lives

Tis Friday once again, so time for Friday Fictioneers – hosted by the ever-present Rochelle. This week, I have been mostly piggybacking the lovely Jessie Ansons and penned a response to her great story “Comfortable Footwear“.   It was soon our tenth anniversary, but if she kept banging on about it, I doubt very much […]

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You don’t belong here anymore

He stood in the doorway, looking back at the mess he’d created. Papers scattered about the floor, electronics smashed, furnishings torn and the smell of gasoline filling his senses. This used to be his home from home. His safe-haven, but now? Now it was all just noise. A collection of stuff that haunted his dreams […]

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The other man

“I say.” said the man. “I say!” said the other man. “No you didn’t.” exclaimed the man. “I bloody did.” replied the other man. “I sayed first.” said the man. “Well I said.” objected the other man, “And besides, ‘sayed’ isn’t even a word.” The man took a deep breath. The other man did the same. […]

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An Easy Build

The manual had said “easy-build” and “ready to occupy in only 3 hours” but after 4 years and 77 hours, Bob was becoming more than a little bit fed up. It was Fanny’s idea, they’d talked about building an extension for years but the money hadn’t exactly been rolling in. But then she’d seen an […]

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