Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Travelling Worker


He was nonchalant about his abilities: casual about his history. “We get by”. “Done a bit” was all he said but when he looked at you his eyes had knowledge.  “The thing about life is”, he said to me  . “It’s not … Continue reading

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The Breakthrough


Here it was. His perfect moment. The interview of a lifetime. The break through .The key to his golden future but the reception area to his company offices seemed a little blurred. Possibly as a result of nerves, a surprise meeting, and a lack … Continue reading

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The Coffee Shop


The doctor’s words  slid across his mind, played with his future and settled on the hand in front of him. His hand. “Three months at most”. The words were not ambiguous. He had a period of mobility, and armed with pain killers … Continue reading

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I loiter near Current Events


“In the longer term there is no such thing, as dishonest happiness” I suggest  to some gentleman caught with me in a lift. “I’m sure your right” he says uneasily aware of the worn out shirt and slightly cultured voice. I … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading At Martinstow Town Hall


Malinslow, a name hard to say correctly after more than three beers, was famous for its annual poetry festivals and used to gather a decent supply of the well to do and a number of dishevelled brillianteens to listen to readings of original verse … Continue reading

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A Solitary Drink


It was in the way he drank.  Time was not in short supply for this gentleman who sipped at his glass and studied the wall ahead for things to contemplate. A solitary figure in a near empty bar. An afternoon drinker, but not … Continue reading

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The Blessèd Crèche


I’ve heard talk of a world where the old were revered and respected: living in the homes of their children and grandchildren, and enjoying the attention years of hard work and accumulated wisdom had earned them. Where smoke rose in lazy whisps from houses … Continue reading

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