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The Creative Abyss


I spent my twenties, which seems like youth to me now, working as an unpolished clerical worker for a paper merchants. In those days they tried to define your job in terms of its function and status and “clerk” seemed correct to … Continue reading

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Near The Real World


Characters on the silver screen, living their unlikely lives, seemed more real to him than ordinary folk, clinging to unsought routines. No different to the rest of us, he would sit silently nodding his head in some complex out of town, willing the changing … Continue reading

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What You Want I Am


The single truth which fed and clothed her every day since dropping out of university to embrace her new calling was to do with men. Inspired by the welcome and then depressing attentions of her classics professor, she realised she could earn … Continue reading

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A Half-Way Life


I did not choose my wife so much as she selected me, I suspect, because I was a biddable man of decent family, with a gift for mathematics which promised a future of passionless security. She was a women who, in other … Continue reading

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A Siren Offers Drinks In Hell


You would love her if she wished, but not for an eternity. Anger was her closest friend, and nothing bored her more, she cried, than “Weak kneed praise from slack jawed men.” Unstable at the best of times, she could act … Continue reading

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The Intermittent Bachelor


There I sat, pleasantly full after a late breakfast, watching the smoke from my cigarette move lazily up the window frame. In my other hand was a smallish glass of whisky, which I raised to sip before exhaling pleasantly, nodding to … Continue reading

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The Wisdoms “In Passing” of Bernie Sparkler


So our Bernie, “What’s not to love”  Springer, is strolling down the street sucking on a out-of-season iced-lolly and glancing in at shop windows, as he does so, when he sees a figure he dimly knows approaching him from the opposite … Continue reading

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