Category Archives: fiction

Mary’s dreams

For my brother,Mike   Mary dreamed she was riding her bicycle.She was going up a hill and then approaching a very complicated roundabout. How can I look at the map when I am riding my bike,she asked herself.Anyway I don’t … Continue reading

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Mary visits the hospital

Mary went to the hospital  to see the rheumatologist.The entire hospital had been re-built and half the site was full of so called “Executive Homes” She and Annie took a cab as it was raining hard.Although Mary was wearing her … Continue reading

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Mary, sweat and the nail brush

  Mary went upstairs to the bathroom to wash her dirty hands after she had been repotting two spider plants. When she looked  at the pale blue sink, she could see a bar of soap but she could not see … Continue reading

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Stan and the Yorkshire puddings

Stan was cooking the Sunday dinner.As usual up North it was roast beef and Yorkshire puddings.Stan was very good with  Yorkshire puddings. They ate them with gravy before the main course just to maintain tradition.Even Emile,their talking cat, loved a … Continue reading

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You may be my saviour

With a Bible on one hand and a wash cloth in the other I find that sex is difficult whatever  or whoever My arms unable to embrace, I feel I am in danger Despite that you’re my husband and not … Continue reading

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Mary wants a party

Stan was down on his hands and knees washing and scrubbing at the carpet with a new microfibre cloth and some shampoo for dry hair.He had a bucket of hot water beside him. Happy, as always, when cleaning and scrubbing … Continue reading

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Broken windows

  Passing water into a small bottle for the doctor to have analysed is a task even the most brilliant find hard.Rosa  was not even  averagely  brilliant amongst the brilliants of history like Plato,Aristotle ,Simone de Boredwoy or Blaze Rascal not … Continue reading

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I  feel I’m  more important than before

I  feel I’m  more important than  before For no-one cared I lived here in my house Now Google  spies on me  through my glass door If I buy shoes from Clarks, they’ll tempt me more Advertising frequently  and loud I  … Continue reading

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I’d be afraid of  a nuclear accident in my chest

She thought she’d like to be a poet Calculating her vocabulary was ironic She wrote free verse in stanzas three lines long With a short intermission She learned innocent  and good people Attract the Evil and that even people who … Continue reading

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He said I can keep the box

  Mary was in the bijou teal coloured kitchen of her almost detached house making a jam sponge pudding when the doorbell rang.She wiped her hands on her new purple trousers because she didn’t want to dirty a clean towel. … Continue reading

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