Category Archives: Talent

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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Shameless Talk About Publication Date


Some time ago I wrote a post about people whose life was unsettled because they had an extreme degree of good manners. In it there was a general who refused to attack the enemy because, he considered it to be … Continue reading

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A New Bard Strides Forth


William Stir-Arrow was, and possibly might have remained, a playwright whose abilities would remain concealed from the general public where it not for a peculiar conversation held at some publishing house.His family legend had it that they were intimately connected, in some way, … Continue reading

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A Chance Exit


The road ahead would stretch as far as he wanted: company unavailable. Exits were his speciality: entrances happened  infrequently: opportunity waited confidently for him to spoil it’s promise. Another drunken rage, a moment of unfaithfulness, a sense of himself tilting  at … Continue reading

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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 Flippant Guide to Profundity


Normally resident at 37  Bloxham Road; flat 6 for the lovers of detail, Wayne ‘Sagey’ Trollope, no relative of the author, but sharing a similar fondness for his own muse, could be found once more, at his consulting ‘ rooms’ somewhere near … Continue reading

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What’s Happening? Why am I Posting Twice in Two Days


Well, I was munching on a rather well cooked piece of chicken, and I can say that with some confidence because I cooked it myself, when something popped up in my virtual In-tray. I found it exciting, so I wanted … Continue reading

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Technical Update Victory and a Book


If you look to the right hands side of this post, you will see a button connecting this site to my FB page, created, in part, to talk about my book which is called. “Living Life Backwards”. Regarding the title, … 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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The Origin of St Cuthbert’s Steak Pies


‘Bilgburger McGrath, whose nickname was derived from his habit of  resting near the drains, eating beef burgers after extended discussions  with an intriguing ale or two ,had undergone a renewal of purpose: he had entered the doors of St Cuthbert’s church for the first time, to seek ordination.  Although … Continue reading

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