Category Archives: fiction

Lucy’s Christmas Stories

  Way back in December 2011, I wrote a couple of Christmas stories for my dear friend Lucy. I reblog them here, along with the story behind them, in the hope that you will enjoy them.  Okay, they are silly … Continue reading

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Hotel

The elderly lady sat quietly surveying the scene from the luxurious comfort of her overstuffed armchair. She had not stayed in this hotel before, but delighted in its location, nestled as it was, in the beautiful Cotswold Hills. It was … Continue reading

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A Modern Fairytale

  When I used to take part in the Countdown Word Game, I played along with a few other bloggers.  One week, Matt, the inventor of the game, imposed a theme for our stories.  The theme was ‘Fairy Tales’ and … Continue reading

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A Tale For Hallowe’en

    Today is All Hallows Eve, a time of witches and ghouls and all manner of strange happenings. Blog pages will be full of scary stories and ghastly doings, all designed to scare the life out of you.   So, … Continue reading

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More Silly Verse

      We have recently had quite a lot of rain.  I suppose this was welcomed by the farmers as we have enjoyed a relatively dry summer and early autumn. And I have been quite happy about the rain, … Continue reading

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After the Laughter

            AFTER THE LAUGHTER   Margaret spooned coffee into the cafetiere as she waited for the kettle to come to the boil. A cup of strong, black coffee; yes, that is what she needed. Something … Continue reading

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Dear Sir, …

      Clerk of Works, Parks and Recreational Dept., Car Parks Div.. Town Hall. Dear Sir,   It is with regret that I find myself writing, once again, to complain about the lack of designated parking spaces in the … Continue reading

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Children’s Tales

This is a story that I wrote  for my Grand-children in 2012. I thought maybe you would enjoy this little frosty fairy-tale. It is  dedicated  to Caitlin, Lillian, Natasha, Ian and Gabriel. …………………………………………………………………………………. FINDING SOMEWHERE BETTER Once upon a time, … Continue reading

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Broken Glass

    I don’t listen to  ‘The Archers’ ….in fact I don’t follow any soap.  However, one can hardly ignore the furore that has been caused by the ‘Domestic abuse’ storyline.  I mean, the trial verdict was even reported on … Continue reading

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A New World

    Some of you will have read this story in a previous post …..so ….just scroll on by, with my apologies.  Otherwise, I hope you enjoy it ……..     A NEW WORLD   A wave of excitement swept … Continue reading

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