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When I Were A Lad

Another humourous offering from my writing archive: There’s a lot of talk nowadays about the battle of the sexes, much of it nonsense and hogwash, but what is often overlooked is another battle. Much older, and much more real. The … Continue reading

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Stoke 2110, Betty, Mum and I’s — My entry to Stoke Story 2010

Still heady from my success as a runner-up in the Stoke Story 2002 writing competition (with “Pete and the Pottery Genie” — see elsewhere on this website), I jumped at the chance to enter the Stoke Story 2010 competition, promptly … Continue reading

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Star Detective Holmes and the Case of the Missing Friend

Ouside of the three dimensional space-time continuum, in an alternate universe, Holmes and I lived in our suite of domestic living areas orbiting the planet of Bayka STII, in the system of Ingspace I. The day was Galactic Time 25943.7859278 … Continue reading

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The Ghost Hunter

You could have knocked me down with a feather duster. That’s how surprised I was to hear from Gerald again. Hadn’t heard a word from him since we’d both left Keele all those years ago. Gone our separate ways, armed … Continue reading

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The Sad Little Hedgehog

A Story for Children: Little Ben was feeling very sad. “What kind of hedgehog am I,” he asked, “when I haven’t got a single prick, or single spike, on my back?” And it was true. His back was very soft, … Continue reading

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