Tag Archives: 1990

ARTICLE: On frying pans, fires, & boiling water

What have these to do with writing? Nowt!  But they’ve everything to do with action.  They’re the essential ingredients of any action scene in any well-written book.  Take a showdown between a private-eye and a couple of baddies.  in a … Continue reading

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Diary of a Bent’ Vol’: A Humourous Short Story

Anyone who’s ever read The Advertiser, or listened to Radio Stoke, will have heard of the Bentilee Volunteers {or “Bent’ Vol’s”, as one wag has nick-named them}, but who are they? “The Bentilean” sent their ace reporter, Ivor Story, to … Continue reading

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Mortimer & Mears Extra

(Mears is onstage and Mortimer enters gyrating his body and singing silently to himself.) Mears: What are you doing? Mortimer: What do you mean? Mears: Gyrating your body like that. You could bend something vital doing that. Mortimer: Ah, well, … Continue reading

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They’re back!….Mortimer & Mears!! (That’s Dick and Sarah)

Mears: Well, here we are, back for another issue. Mortimer: I told you that photo would work, didn’t I? Mears: You did, but I didn’t need to use it. Mortimer: You didn’t need to use it? Mears: No, he was … Continue reading

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Introducing Mortimer & Mears…(that’s Dick and Sarah)

Mortimer: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the mag. (Turns to Sarah) I like saying that you know. “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the mag.” I could say it all night. Mears: Well don’t, we … Continue reading

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Fishy Thought

If fish travel around in schools, howcome you never meet a herring with ‘O’ levels? ___________ ©John Steele, 1990, 2008 First used as a filler item in The Bentilean, December 1990.

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Julie…

Julie A stone bridge A crashing stream And me Julie A herd of sheep Green hills Sloping down to a Glass lake And me Julie A summer breeze Ancient trees A passing cyclist (In shabby clothes) And me Julie Flashing … Continue reading

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