I never took that much notice

I never took that much notice

Just a short story I was inclined to write… “You mean back in the day? Oh, that’s a while ago. I mean, I remember. Bits of it all. But I never took that much notice. Well, I did, but most of the early things weren’t near Philly, so it didn’t really concern...
Some VERY Short Stories…

Some VERY Short Stories…

A little while ago I entered a very short story competition. These were some of the drafts that I played around with but didn’t submit. Three of them are a bit sad, but hopefully the fourth will cheer you. As you’ll see, it was a competition with a very...
Ducks in Oz

Ducks in Oz

From the left window pane of his high-rise office Brian looks out over a cityscape that includes all the normal sort of drab. Drab tarmac, drab concrete, drab roads, drab buildings and drab people. But, if he twists the clear plastic rod of happiness that hangs next...
A Century of Illusion

A Century of Illusion

This coming weekend will see many events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Great War. Over the next four years, as each significant battle reaches its centenary, we shall be reminded of the futile waste of millions of lives, the horrendous...