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An Unrequested Departure


“I’m not very good at dying. You get very little training in it and, as far as I know, you only get the one chance so if you muck it up, you don’t make the proud exit of your dreams but … Continue reading

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Where Knowledge Grows


I’ve read the words of men, or listened to their thoughts expressed as music. The men who walked where knowledge grows. Who’ve passed beneath the tree of wisdom and had it’s shadow grant them peace: briefly it might be. Look in their eyes and  you will find an … Continue reading

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A Matter Of Identity


At work I was one of the team, I got involved and leant my enthusiasm to any project regardless of its merit. You could always count me in, but I didn’t drink. Not at work at least, because a sense … Continue reading

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The Narcissist


He always opened doors for ladies. and thanked you if you made him tea: in all the facile worlds he entered, he defined life’s mannered courtesies, but something in his bearing told you his instincts were all predatory. He swam through life’s corralled … 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 Secret of A Long Life By Sedgemoor Longridge


“Sedgy” as he was known to his friends, most of them having died of course, him being ninety one, was holding forth to his son on his invigorating approach to “Living.” “Well, the first fifteen or sixteen years, as you know, are … 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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