Monthly Archives: March 2013

Desperate Circumstances


Professor Monkton, who graduated from a college created by his own imagination,  wrung his hands as he looked at his bank statement. Hardly enough for a light luncheon at the local refuse tip. Everything now hung on his latest invention. A jam … Continue reading

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Death By Manners


There are individuals whose sensibilities and general wariness about causing offense can seriously damage their chances of making the best of their situation or talents. I am reminded of a famous, though receding event in the history of mankind when the … Continue reading

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A Guide to Domestic Bliss for the New Husband or Partner


Household Chores It is a good idea to have a small CD or section on your I pod which contains a range of useful sound effects produced by the “gifted man about the house”. These might include the sounds of … Continue reading

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Gentle Incompetence


Recently I have been paying more attention to my writing career. Sorry, I’ve got a bit carried away there. What I meant to say was,” I’ve been paying a bit  more attention to my desire to have a writing career”. … Continue reading

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Life in the Zoo


Here I am, A Lion in the Zoo. All meals ready packed. Adventure no longer on the table . Those primal days, running on uncertain ground are now a story board, caught on a poster laid out before my cage.  Needs are catered for … Continue reading

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Living the Nightmare


Let us hope that you do not know the feeling when you are looking at the damage caused by the bathroom ceiling falling down onto your living room floor, together with a cascade of water from the burst pipe which … Continue reading

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Shooting the Rapids


It is rumoured we live in a world of increasing separations. Church from State, Romance from commitment. Ambition from common sense. Destroyed by films and television soaps our patience demands it all within ninety minutes , or at least within the … Continue reading

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