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Reflections on an Affair

  A Lover Reflects on a Fuck   Joy Fairfield woke up mildly hungover, her airways obstructed as always, but feeling strangely settled, and resolved. On what: she had no idea. But she felt a calmness and a certainty that

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First prize

Hi! I just shared a bottle of prosecco with my partner to celebrate winning my first literary prize. Thank you to the Anstruther Writing Awards for picking El Perro for the short story competition. The competition was judged by Jennie Erdal,

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Long, Tall Sally

Everywhere Sally left, there remained a symphony of titters and sneers. Behind the palms of her peers, giggles appeared. In her wake, jokes were made. She was a long girl, sinuous and spindly. From the age of ten her forehead

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The Naturist

Melbourne Packet climbed into his hired Cadillac, closed the door, and stared blankly through the windscreen. His suit was soaked with sweat. The meeting didn’t go well at all. He had lost control; he never had control to lose. There

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El Perro

I have been working on my second novel for over a year now. I realize  that I have fed my blog seldomly in that time, so I have adapted one of the chapters as a short story. It tells the tale

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The tragedy and farce of Charlie Marks

Hi blogosphere, please click here for a link to the first chapter from my novel The tragedy and farce of Charlie Marks. If you enjoy it, let me know and I can send you the full ebook. If you don’t like

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