Category Archives: childhood

A Gap In The Love Chain


Bernard Monkfish, not blessed in name or nature, was the product of a father whose imagination was exercised with little awareness of its effect on others, hence his son had become a nervous and wary adult, which is the point at … Continue reading

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Reflections in a Prison Cell


His life had been built on manners more or less, and some abilities, diffidently expressed, and a detailed crafted sense of what was right. He had a love of music, overriding in its intensity, because he knew that music never lies: … Continue reading

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Supporting A Football Team


I am a man of stolid loyalties, which mark my life from everything to do with  morning routine through to lunchtime sandwich fillings and sports interests. Since the dawn of my maturity, I have supported the same football team, and in … Continue reading

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My List of Firm, Cast Iron and Focussed New Year Resolutions


1) Try and Remember What They Are 2) Translate them into Albabian 3) Try and Improve my Spelling

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A Small Blip in a Glittering Career


Simon Warmsley- Maddock, ( his mother had added the ‘Warmsley’ in a fit of vanity), when a boy of six, was a smooth cheeked young lad whose complexion was eased towards his parent’s idea of perfection by a diet of chocolate,  doughnuts … Continue reading

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The Rosewood School For Young Vampires


At the Rosewood School for Young Vampires, where the curtains are always drawn against anything but knowledge, Tommy Fang, a comparatively new boy at the age of eighty , was sitting in a solitary position at the back of the school … Continue reading

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Tea and Biscuits


I knew a lady , old  and  proud. Money was in short supply but from her dress and demeanor that would never show.  She never  complained . She had little but   her privacy and  guarded it closely. What her life … Continue reading

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Drifting Into Adulthood


I grew up in a slightly odd childhood, one of the younger of six siblings, and sometime after my mother had exhausted all sense of wonder at the birth of a new child. Dealing efficiently with the demands of a … Continue reading

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A Curious Ambition


“So you want to be an artist”, my father had said.,” or at least an entertainer”. What’s the difference” I replied.” An entertainer helps people forget, but an artist wants to remind people of the truth: of  where they are. … Continue reading

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Talent Spotting For Dummies


As a young teenager my main passions were football, and history. You can’t “do” history, or at least not if you’re a small boy, because it’s all in the past, and Henry XIII is too busy getting married again to discuss his … Continue reading

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