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Windups in the Library: Seville

“I was looking in the travel books, and I can’t find anything about Seville.” “Where?” “Seville? You know, Spain?” “Are you sure you were looking in the right place?” “Where else might it be? Have we got a display?” “No, … Continue reading

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Short Story/Drabble: The Struggle

She looked him in the eye and saw the end approaching like an oncoming freight train. Even now with the clichés, she thought, and prepared for the worst. “Listen, can we talk?” He said. He had at least brought coffee … Continue reading

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Short Story: Sunrise Shenanigans

“So, let me get this straight, you’re telling me that we’re actually living in a magical construct designed to make us think that there’s no such thing as magic.” “That’s right.” “You’re also trying to tell me that the sun … Continue reading

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Short Story: Choose Your Heroes

“The stories are always about the heroes with useful super powers, have you noticed?” Clive said. He waved his comic book in the air in emphasis. Neil grunted noncommittally from behind his own book, intent on his breakfast cereal. “Are … Continue reading

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Short Story: Ugly Truths

“Everywhere I look, I see ugly people.” Lorna said, and I was momentarily unable to summon an answer. I put my phone down and looked at her. My frown invited her to say it again, just in case I’d misheard … Continue reading

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Short Story: A Conversation

“What’s that noise?” “Hmm?” “There – that noise; can’t you hear it?” “What are you on about?” “Look, just stop what you’re doing come over here.” “Fine. What am I listening for?” “That noise – the high pitched one.” “What … Continue reading

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Fiction Fragment: Sassing An Angel

Wrote this recently as a block breaker: “I know I’m not the world’s greatest theologian,” Paul said, “but aren’t you guys supposed to be pants-wettingly awesome instruments of divine will whose first words are usually ‘Do not be afraid’?” The … Continue reading

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