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Fleeing the Scene ( A Short Story )

Heart and lungs ached beyond mortal endurance as he fled, and heard with dread the footsteps behind him,seemingly chasing after him on the dark country lane. He cursed his own folly for having given in to a panic which as … Continue reading

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A 1960’s Northern Town

fading back the years, to Friday-paid dirt-nailed stand-up straight-razor guys, smoke-stenched beer-drenched, immersed in Willy Dixon’s words strung like wire barbed across their hearts; lost in deep resonances of factory-line steam-hammers raw and edged like John Lee Hooker’s “BOOM…BOOM…BOOM “, … Continue reading

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Warriors ( A Short Story )

  Running. Days spent running. Long days running away. Far, far away from that Hill. Senlac.Where Harold Godwinson fell. All that remained of his Housecarls, all that evaded the keen eye and whetted blades of those Normans was here in … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Britain

Faded, forlorn the banners of our memories once held high now cast aside, cast down, trodden into the dust by legions of those who came after in ignorance; Even the ghosts have departed this empty husk of a once was … Continue reading

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Dunkirk

Time stretches taut as a drumskin, each passing syllable a vibrating membrane with the, longed for hoped for prayed for.. Time stretches beyond the horizon each immeasurable step further from the vanishing point of the, longed for hoped for prayed … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Ennui :- June 24,2016

On the retro-style barstools along the windows, millenials garbed in their faux-assemblage of the hat,faded cargo pants and designer leather sit staring at their i-phones or just gazing out into the drizzling rain, holding large artisanal coffee cups between their … Continue reading

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Posted in About Britain, Allegory, British History, Contemporary Austerity Economics, Contemporary Society, Culture, Dystopia, Ennui, EU REFERENDUM 23 June 2016, Existential, Horror, Identity, Philosophy, Social History, social satire | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ancient Voices

Sublime exquisite, their expression, their emotion, their surreal evocation of an Age long since past, beyond memory: Revived, to seduce transfix in the Here, the for Now everlasting Here, Connecting nigh on five centuries how vibrant, mysterious,transparent cogent the notation … Continue reading

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