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Category Archives: Stories
It’s a Bitter Winter, Chapter 1
Ever been made redundant? This 3-part fictional tale tells the story of Lee who feels he’s been thrown on the scrap heap.
Confessions of an Agonised Cyclist
Do we really have to spend our lives atoning for our past misdeeds? An episode of BBC’s ‘Broken’, and a cycle challenge, set me thinking…
The Search for Polly
CHAPTER 1 – ON EARTH “Mummy,” said James, “I wish I could have an adventure.” Outside, the raindrops were falling on the path, splish-splash-splosh. Was this another day to sit inside playing with his lego and train set? But what was this? Suddenly he noticed a white umbrella with speckles float down from above andContinue reading “The Search for Polly”
Naughtiness – Good for the Soul?
As Claire sat listening to her friends’ patter, troubling thoughts crossed her mind. The accounts of their turbulent love lives sounded rich and juicy. Yes, some of her friends had cried on Claire’s shoulder when their marriages had fallen apart. But it seemed as if they’d become stronger, wiser people through having to rebuild theirContinue reading “Naughtiness – Good for the Soul?”
A Cover Story
“How on earth do I get this wretched cover off?” I muttered angrily to my daughter Helen. “O Damn!! Here comes another stupid car. I’ll have to get out of the way again. Grrr!” -o-O-o- Helen’s flat is located on the Field Lane estate. When the houses were built, few people owned cars, so manyContinue reading “A Cover Story”
A Tanker Driver’s Nightmare
“It’s no good – we’ll have to call the police. No-one’ll wait for us,” exclaimed the tanker driver. “How’s that going to look for you?” I asked. “Will that mean trouble?” His face fell, as he nodded. He was an experienced petrol tanker driver but this had never happened to him before. -o-O-o- It allContinue reading “A Tanker Driver’s Nightmare”
A Tale of Two Disasters
Whether or not you are critical of our government’s handling of the pandemic, you would have to agree that for Britain, Covid-19 has spelt disaster. Whilst I’m proud of our world-leading contribution to the vaccine and treatment programmes, our death toll is a staggering 63,000 and counting… The Bible story of Joseph in Egypt tellsContinue reading “A Tale of Two Disasters”
What goes on behind Bars?
I enjoy our Beer Festival. I love the way you end up talking randomly to people of all types, especially on the bar. I enjoy manning the ticket desk, too, provided it’s busy. Alas, I got the late shift on Friday and eventually became bored. David James and I had enjoyed a good natter, butContinue reading “What goes on behind Bars?”
Seventy Times Seven
Most people are familiar with the film, ‘The Bridge over the River Kwai’. This tells us about the building of the infamous railway bridge going from Thailand towards Burma during the last three and a half years of World War II. The Japanese conscripted many thousands of allied POW’s and local Thai people whom theyContinue reading “Seventy Times Seven”