Unbelievable Stories

And so it came to pass that my antipodean friend (and yours), Jessie Ansons, challenged me via Twitter to reply to her groovy slice of Friday Fiction (which you can, and should, read here). So, because I don’t like shirking a challenge (and because I was scared she’d call me names if I didn’t) I did. […]

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Arthur Junior (son of Arthur Senior) had taken to sitting at his father’s slightly wonky writing desk every second Wednesday of the month. His father, whom like any self-respecting gentleman, was very particular about his particulars, never missed a hunt. The trick to never getting into trouble, Arthur Junior had observed, was to never get […]

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Maria and the crack

Maria twitched. She wasn’t sure how long she’d been staring at the crack but it must have been a while. The coffee in her cup, previously too hot, was now perfectly drinkable. She blinked rapidly and took a sip, her eyes fixated. It wasn’t pretty. It certainly wasn’t that interesting but here Maria stood. She […]

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X Marks The Spot

A pirate that suffers from sea sickness, it turns out, is no pirate at all. Captain Pigeonbeard had long since swapped the stormy seas for life in the clouds. It was fair to say, the change had been much kinder on his constitution. His crew was initially rather miffed at the changes in circumstance. Waving a […]

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Handle With Care

“This is genius,” thought Arthur. “Nobody is ever going to find me in here. I am quite literally the best at hiding.” Minutes passed. Arthur reached into his pocket and pulled out a packet of chewing grass. Arthur chewed. Hours passed. “Ppfftt,” he said out loud. Another hour passed. “The thing about hiding,” he mused, […]

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