Archive of John Shone, Author at Antique Grandfather Clocks

Jul 11 2019

The Agendas.Starring Harry Tweed and Hi Der Queenie

The Setting is Tweeds flat. He and Hi Der are sharing a glass of wine together ,when suddenly Four Masked  Gunmen burst in open Fire and then disappear Rat aTat  a Tat  a Tat a Tatt Tat a  Tat a Tat Tat rat a Tat -Tat Tat Rat a Tat  Tat Tat  Tat RAT RAT […]


Jul 03 2019

On the Motorway (final part) by Corin Trivass

Not long to go now,not long. There’s the signs,follow the arrow aim the car up the slite gradient to the roundabout and away down a country lane. Leave the rushing, pushing, crowded motorway to its  own devices 

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Jul 02 2019

On the Motorway part 4 by Corin Trivass

Bored  anonymous cashire, encased  in glass , make-up peeling, stiff hair falling over eyes, which  dart from tray to hand to register. Red gash in peeking face speaks.  Hurry passed to vacant table and ease tired, aching body onto  slashed seat. Look around and notice how garish  the friendly place really is with its contrasting […]


Jun 26 2019

On The Motorway part three by Corin Trivass

The evening twilight,turning darker  in shades(everything is shaded) serves as a signal (what we need) for lights to pierce the blackness showing the way (what we  need) for weary vehicle and man. On into the night,off  white,amber,glaring,winking twinkling(faltering) Suddenly a bright neon fill the  sky, a welcome break On the limited horizon (of  rush), Pulling […]


Jun 20 2019

Down the Motorway Part 2 by Corin Trivass

Cruising down the motorway (any  motorway) watching frail ,graceful  bridges, decorated occasionally with  faces(any faces),loom from out of nowhere to soar up and away overhead and  vanish rapidly from sight (there will be more) On both sides, various, sparkling  cars of reds, blues, yellows, whites (any colour) rush by resplendent in shiny chrome  glittering in […]

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Jun 19 2019

In the afternoon it stopped raining and my little box was illuminated by glorious cascades of sunshine. Perhaps my stars were in the right position or something but whatever the reason, everything, just everything was perfect. I left at 5.30pm prompt, a minor miracle in itself, no overtime to , work and proceeded  on my […]

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Jun 14 2019

Roundabout Part 5 by Corin Trivass

What was the matter with me ? Why should I feel so good? From the large glass doors, through to   the elevators and eventually my office, I didn’t pass one soul without a kind word. My secretary’s nervous grin was greeted by a cheery “ How do you do “ and the look of astonishment […]

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Jun 12 2019

Roundabout Part 4 by Corin Trivass

It lulled temporarily waiting for my customarily lash back with the brolly, but as it never came and noticing my apparent disadvantage, the rain hurled its full fury at me. Unflinchingly, I walked out and unlocked the garage door, which stood quaking, waiting for its daily kick,but instead I pushed gently and it slid back […]

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Jun 10 2019

Roundabout Part 3 by Corin Trivass

I treated myself to a new shirt too, from one of my many Christmas gifts I had stockpiled over the years , simply because  I wanted to wear the life out of the old ones and see disappointed faces when I condescended to accept invitations for dinner and arrived looking like a hippie convention. “ […]

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Jun 06 2019

Roundabout Part 2 by Corin Trivass

I stood for a awhile conducting, but  looking at my alarm clock, which had developed a nervous tick due to constantly being hurled across the room for daring  to intrude upon my slumber, I saw that I was late and shivered my way to the bathroom for my daily ritual  of shower and shave. Shaving […]

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