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Hospital – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo.The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words … Continue reading

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Birthday – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction. She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo. The idea, as always, is to write a story of around … Continue reading

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Lyon – Sunday Photo Fiction

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge presented by my old friend Al Forbes. The idea is to write a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in his picture (below). This week’s photo is, to my … Continue reading

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The Cock – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction. She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard. I confess to being totally baffled by this week’s photo, kindly provided by Luther Siler. … Continue reading

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Jerry

Jerry Sometimes life delivers a kick in the hee-haws. I stop at the little café in the square yesterday afternoon after my swim. As I shake hands with my friend Ramos, the proprietor, I see a box on the bar. … Continue reading

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Vampire (kind of) – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction. Hey, that is even more appropriate with this week’s offering! I have broken a promise to myself. I confess I do not … Continue reading

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Le Crunch – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the doyenne of what I call Sound Bite Fiction. She sets the standard I aspire to. The idea here is to write a story of around 100 words based … Continue reading

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Medville Matters is here!

It is always an exciting moment when the box arrives. This contains 20 copies of the book, the publisher’s gift to the author. And some PR material, flyers and bookmarks. Not bad for countless hours of toiling over a hot … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man Makes Countless Thousands Mourn*

I have seen them in many parts of the world. From Scotland to Canada and the USA. From France to Australia. Each one rips at my soul. But the saddest thing about War Memorials, strangely enough, is not the heart-breaking … Continue reading

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15th August 1944

15th August 1944 The little town is empty, not a soul to be seen. Le Maquis, the French Resistance movement, pass the word to the villagers and the remaining families withdraw into the foothills of the Maures. In the morning … Continue reading

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