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The Prevaricator

Of course I believe in free speech! It’s an absolute right. Except…well, it shouldn’t offend anyone, should it? That’s not right. People should be respectful. If you say something that makes someone feel bad, there should be consequences. You can’t

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The Anthropic Principle

I don’t care if you whine the word ‘please’ at me all day. I’m not going to help you. Not going to happen. You see, I’m real and you’re not. You want to know how I work that out? I

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Men of the Road

One foot in front of the other. Then the other. And the other. Ahead of the man, the road reached straight ahead to the horizon. Behind the man, a straight line of footprints in the dust bore testament to his

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Last Summer on the Beach

Do you remember last summer? You fell asleep on the beach with your hand across your stomach. I’d gone for a swim and I didn’t want to wake you up so I stroked sunscreen all over you with my fingertips.

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Friendship’s Optimum

I’d like you to know that I’m a good friend. That you are in my thoughts at least three times a day. And also that – What was that? You haven’t heard from me since last year? I hadn’t realised

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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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Ailurophobia

Lord Mudeford yelped and darted behind Jones. Jones stopped walking. “Is something the matter, m’lord?” He flavoured his tone with a dash of curiosity. Enough to allow his employer a taste of compassion but not so much as to obscure

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Hometown Friend

A lot has happened since we last met. Been a lot on my plate. I’ve gone whole days without so much as looking at Netflix while you were away in…where was it? What was I saying? Oh yes, been ducking

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