Monthly Archives: March 2020

Bricklayer Jack

Jack laid another brick. It might have been the hundredth or the thousandth he’d laid this morning. “Good man, Jack, keep it up,” said the foreman as he walked past. Jack covered the brick in mortar and took another brick

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Things that Matter

Tessa hadn’t been to Matt’s flat before. She made it to the middle of the living room before she stopped and looked around. “You’ve got so much…you,” she said. Matt took her coat. “What do you mean?” Tessa waved at

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From the South

She came from the south. I was walking along the edge of the woods when the first swallows of the year arrowed over my head. I saluted as they wheeled away from the treeline and faded into the distance. It

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The Wisdom of Derek

“Lemme in,” shouted Derek. “I’m getting drenched!” “No.” Samantha replied through the letterbox. “Why not? What’s the matter?” Derek knew people respond better to questions than demands. “Because you can’t keep your pants on.” Derek spread his arms in bemusement.

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