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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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May 28 2019

Ernia Xtopose Part 1

Once upon a Time, there was a  little man whose name was Ernia  Xtapose. He lived in a little house with  little rooms and little gardens back and front Now it was Ernias  habit to get up  every morning at 7 0 ‘clock and go about his daily business but one morning  his little alarm […]

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May 22 2019

A Brother’s Farewell(Final Part)

My Brother held my son in his arms  and ten minutes later we were at the station Putting brave faces forward, we  said lumpy, fond farewells. A last hug and kiss for my son and  unbelievably my brother was melting into the distance. Oh God I would miss  him. Back at my mother’s, we had […]

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May 17 2019

An Hotel in Winter (A Brave Old Man) Part 3

Close Note I was bored with writing anyway,  having temporarily been drained of inspiration so for once, feeling somewhat  benevolent, I decided to try and talk some sort of sense with my aged  persecutor ” Brave night tonight ” I  shouted ” Aye you’ll have to speak up, I’m  a bit deaf you know “ […]

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May 16 2019

An Hotel in Winter (A Brave old Man)Part 2

When I wasn’t watching the  television I spent most of  my time writing, although the atmosphere was hardly the sort to inspire a budding Longfellow. The old man made me weary at times. He fell asleep every couple of hours or so and he didn’t just snore he bellowed. I could have gone to my […]

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May 14 2019

An Hotel in Winter (A Brave Old Man ) Part 1

The Old Man, The Lounge, The  Electric Fire, The Television set and me. three days, three nights in the  same room,hardly a word spoken but to the old man and I ,our own  individual thoughts. He didn’t seem capable of reason though, he was so  senile,deaf  too. In fact when we did exchange a few […]

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Feb 06 2019

ABOUT JOHN (PART THREE )

I took the clock to London strapped on the top of my Austin 1100, and true to his word, the advertiser, a Mr. Ronnie Moore, who resided in Fulham, gave me the £30.00 for it. He also paid my expenses. Although I knew little or nothing about grandfather clocks at that time, Ronnie , who […]

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Jan 18 2019

Added Ryder to Me, Cricket and Sconny Purcell

A Couple of weeks later we faced St Bedes again in the Baseball final. Me and Sconny Purcell were once again captains. On this occasion we absolutely slaughtered them.There was only one outstanding captain on that day and it wasn’t Sconny Purcell. In fact, If I had scored a couple more runs I would have […]

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Jan 14 2019

Me, Cricket and Sconny Purcell (Parf Eleven)

I was fielding in my usual suicide position of silly mid on, when one of our bowlers (who shall be nameless at this time) let go a loose full toss. The Bedes batsman( whose name I never knew) smashed it with all his strength at me standing five yards away. I could neither jump, duck, […]

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