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Fiction Fragment: Band Night

I started this last night but wasn’t quite sure where I was going to go with it, so I’ll stick it up here as a fragment – and if inspiration wanders back I’ll develop it further: The band played on. … Continue reading

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Short Story: Here We Go Again

“You haven’t slept in however many days it is; of course you’re going to be snapping at people.” Kay was as succinct and to the point as ever. Even worse, she was right. On the bright side, she wasn’t actually … Continue reading

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Fiction Fragment: Dawn Chorus

A quiet morning was broken by the sound of the church clock exploding again. No one was entirely sure why this kept happening, but as yet no one had the heart to just give up on replacing it. Sometimes it … Continue reading

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Fiction Fragment: Black Dog Barking

It’s been, and continues to be, a rough few days. This just came boiling out in my notebook, and it works both as a block break and a semi-autobiographical vent: The black dog is barking, and it takes him all … Continue reading

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Fiction Fragment: Spiritual Language

This may or may not end up in the book somewhere but it works as a standalone rumination: There’s always seemed to be this strange belief that psychic ability conveys a Rosetta Stone style translation effect that transcends time and … Continue reading

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Fiction Fragment: Board Meeting Announcement

I’ve just been transcribing from my notebooks and found this scrawled next to a sketch of some kind of alien (nothing unusual about that if you’ve ever looked at my notebooks or social media feeds): “Jimmy couldn’t be here today, … 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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