Category Archives: Mostly Micro

CCC220: Of Frost Giants and Wood Elves

The wood-elves danced till breaking dawn. But breaking dawn brought down the frost. “Too soon!” some few still-sober dancers roared, which to the rushing swirling waters beneath the bridge sounded more like a rustling, less than a whispering. The frost-giants’ … Continue reading

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CCC219: Charlie’s Aunt

Charlie sat on his favourite seat, high on Cannon Hill. Folks might have thought he was gazing out to sea. They might have thought – with how often he was there – that he was waiting for something or someone. … Continue reading

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Intrigue

It was cryptic, the script which lay before me, written in an Elizabethan Secretarial Hand. By the spymaster himself? Could it be? It was well preserved; it must have been the best quality vellum, and first time used, not marred … Continue reading

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CCC218: Waiting

The photographers lined the bank, standing just clear of the water, their humble identities lost amongst the pressing media reporters. For the waters of this lake had been steadily rising these past few days – and it wasn’t because of … Continue reading

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CCC216: A Glimpse of Narnia

We’d known about Narnia – and who did not? But that magical land was accessed via a stately wardrobe thick with fur coats. And who had anything so grand in these days of fake furs and Ikea. We weren’t expecting … Continue reading

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Henry’s First Christmas

A short story for Christmas, first published in 2014. Enjoy At the subtle slip of the key in the lock I whizzed around, clearing the evidence of today’s activities. Henry opened the door from vestibule to living room; I opened … Continue reading

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When Menopause Calls

“I’m hot,” she said and moved away. But away from his heat she was cold. “Come cuddle,” he said, and she returned to his arms. But a few minutes of that and she was too hot and again moved away … Continue reading

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CCC209: Guilty

Footsteps behind me Someone following Gaining on me I hasten I mustn’t be caught with what I’m carrying Clip-clop, slip-clop, the cobbles slippery with the wet leaves of autumn The creature in my arms struggles to be free Hush, my … Continue reading

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CCC206: Poor Polly No-Drawers

Poor Polly No-Drawers couldn’t keep a thread on Every cloth, large or small, she’d shed Her coat Her jacket Her dress Her shoes Her socks Her vest And yes, even her drawers We found her hat on a signpost and … Continue reading

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These Wicked Cramps

Wicked cramps are gripping my legs Grampa says it’s because I lack magnesium And that’s why the accompanying restless jifling But that doesn’t answer this raging thirst Nor yet the intermittent vomiting Grandma says to dispose of that Not to … Continue reading

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