Category Archives: Mostly Micro

CCC102: The Long-Shanks

“Mally!” His cousin, deep-voiced, called him. “Mally, come on, stop hiding. Me and the boys are going out on the lake.” Malcolm wanted to call in return, not to venture out there. But to alert the others was to give … Continue reading

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Waking Asleep

A nightmare, I know it is I’m LUCID dreaming I can wake from it I struggled to wake I woke in my bed NO! Not my bed I’m dreaming again I struggled to wake I woke in my bed NO! … Continue reading

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That’s Tantamount to Heresy

He said my suggestion was asinine. I asked him why. He said it doesn’t conform to the accepted theory. I said what if that theory is wrong? No, he said, that is truly asinine. But what about that body of … Continue reading

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CCC99: The Greys. Again.

The bus trundled on through the rain, through a peopleless landscape. Where would their journey end? And who was driving this bus? Rosemary asked those passengers nearest. Had they seen? Someone called back from the front, “I caught a glimpse … Continue reading

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CCC97: Fishing

“What are you after?” I asked as I passed the boy and his mother. “Bass,” said the boy. “Mullet,” said the mother. “What have you caught?” I asked. “Nothing,” said the mother. “The mullet won’t bite,” the boy said. “And … Continue reading

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CCC96: Wanted, a Kindly Person

Grandma’s house. But Grandma was dead, that house was now mine. It wasn’t set in the village, wasn’t easily accessible. It sat at the end of an overgrown footpath, all nettles and thistles and brambles. Grandma’s goat had kept it … Continue reading

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According to Scientists…

George opened his eyes with grudged reluctance, disturbed from his Sunday morning slumber by her downstairs. Who was she talking to, all ‘sweetness’ and ‘petals’? Next door’s cat, most likely. He had told her… and here she’d got it in … Continue reading

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CCC95: Carry On Regardless

First of August… how many years ago? You remember that day? You’d been working in Saudi… two months of our letters. No internet then. Photos exchanged. Meet you at the airport, you said, please. Oh, I was undecided. My friend … Continue reading

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CCC94: Upton Fairy Tours

Welcome to Upton Fairy Tours A guide to what lies behind our garden doors Here you’ll find the fairies’ myriad houses Terraced like yours and bought at a bargain Here you’ll find their colourful gardens Full of flowers, fragrant to … Continue reading

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Behold the Beast

No prediction of the end of the world has ever come true. And there have been more than a few. Predictions of our total annihilation have been overblown. Still we are here… to witness this day. Make your peace with … Continue reading

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