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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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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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Jun 04 2019

Roundabout Part 1

Arising from my bed, I gingerly  pulled back the curtains and smiled at the new day. After all every body was fed up with me, why couldn’t I smile for once? ” Be cheerful”,they said “It won’t kill you ” so today was the turning point, I was  determined to be happy.. A cold bleak […]

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May 31 2019

Ernia Xtopose Final Part

Ernia who was by now, completely  overcome with anger and thoughts of revenge.lept up and down on his little bed laughing  helplessly with glee and occasionanly mumbling to himself ” Ho ho, I taught that little  alarm clock a lesson ” as he continued  to jump about. However what  what he did not know  was […]

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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 24 2019

Down the Motorway(Part 1)

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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