Monthly Archives: July 2016

Brexit. Nailing My Colours To The Mast.

I will be frank. I am a convinced European Federalist, a position I have held since 1975, when the first referendum was held, and Britain voted decidedly in favour of the European Union. My view has always been, at least … Continue reading

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Three Generations.

  “Just like the fifties,” says Mum, gazing at the broken skyline. “It was like it when I was born, and it’ll be like it when I die.” “You’re not going to die, Mum,” I say. “Not yet. You’ll get … Continue reading

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Little Girl Raptor

It is time to walk, for we have eaten and she has slept and dinosaurs hunt at night. I didn’t dare sleep — not for fear of dinosaurs, or molten lava from the volcano. My fear was that Amy would … Continue reading

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Dark Diana

Jill left the meeting in a rage. She’d expected them to cut her funding. But not by twelve percent! Now the gallery’s opening hours would be cut to four days a week, or even fewer. She knew who it was … Continue reading

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Wishtree

“It’s a Triffid!” It was indeed – or a near relative. A great, sprawling weed had sprung up, practically overnight threatening to choke the alpine rockery that meant so much to us. “We might have to burn that one, Gwyneth.” … Continue reading

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“I Had That Leonardo Da Vinci In My Confessional Box Last Night.”

The Grand Inquisitor was weary. “There are no new sins any more,” he said, filling his tankard with my Oloroso. He obviously knew what he was talking about. Should I tell him? What if he took it out on me?  … Continue reading

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I Write Like… Oh no I don’t!

There is a site called: “I Write Like”. The titular program invites the visitor to submit a sample of writing for analysis. After analysing it, the program works out, by using a formula called “Bayes’ Theorem”, which famous author the visitor’s writing … Continue reading

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