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Marigold Sky

I didn’t care that England’s new Prince wasn’t a Windsor. I didn’t care that I would be on the next purge list. I just wanted to walk by the track

The Last Lecture

This is the first in a trilogy of short stories: On BBC HARDtalk 28th March 2013, Daniel Dennet, philosopher & cognitive scientist tells Stephen Sacker that religion is like “the common cold” and that humans need to be cured of … Continue reading

Future Lessons

Michael was late for school again. He hurried across the bridge, over a river thick with green algae, and past the old library. Then he took a short cut across the old railway line, even though he’d been told not … Continue reading


The grass in the sand dunes is lime green.

The Red Bear

A short story about two lovers, a sofa and numerous bungee chords.

School Reunion

The garden centre hosted the sad event.


If you didn’t know (from Wikipedia) William Topaz McGonagall (March 1825[1] – 29 September 1902) was a Scottish weaver, doggerel poet and actor. He won notoriety as an extremely bad poet who exhibited no recognition of or concern for his … Continue reading

Fighting Over Scraps

“Sorry,” said Jonathan. “I think I was getting a bit cranky because I was hungry.”

The Lonely Miles

About the power of a memory/ thought.


This poem is based on a suit of armour that was made for Henry VIII.

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