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Writer in Residence Paul Andruss – Christmas Story – The Three Sisters (Part One).

Reblogged from Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord: Three Sisters (Part One) by Paul Andruss * 1 * ‘Jenny isn’t it?’ Jenny spun round, staring blankly at the tiny old woman wrapped up against the cold. ‘Yes. Hello’, she replied, wondering who the … Continue reading

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Dripping with Drudgery – short fiction from Michael

Reblogged from Afterwards: Let’s do another month of M’s prompts shall we. Slumped against the cold brick of the station wall Darryl pulled the ragged hood of his coat over his head and twisted open the lid of the bottle … Continue reading

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Inappropriately didactic? – Another tale from Tallis Steelyard

I have mentioned Madam Jeen Snellflort previously. Those who heard her story seemed to divide into two groups. The first group appeared to feel that the lady had made her successful escape from the nightmare that was the Misenbart academy … Continue reading

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Two White Mice by Anita Dawes – Reblogged from Smorgasbord

Delighted to share a short story from the Christmas archives of author Anita Dawes. When you feel that there is little to celebrate, a random act of kindness can bring the sparkle and spirit to Christmas alive. Two White Mice … Continue reading

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The prime of Madam Jeen Snellflort – Tallis Steelyard

Some people seem to not so much live their lives as to be passengers in them, carried along at the convenience of somebody else. One such person was Madam Jeen Snellflort. Orphaned at a tender age she was made the … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Legacy…. a short story by Jamie Dedes

As he settled near me on the park bench, I caught his scent: whisky, unbrushed teeth and unwashed clothes. Dirty nails poked through the frayed fingers of his wool gloves. At first he just sat there, happy for the company, … Continue reading

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Heated debate – Tallis Steelyard

It was Harl Bronnen who solved the problem. You see Port Naain can occasionally have a trouble with house fires. How they are tackled depends on the area. If you are in Dilbrook then your household staff rally round, and … Continue reading

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