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Realism
Tom Ray

By The Lake In France

The second day he saw the woman walking her dog by the lake, Brock nodded at her and smiled as they approached each other. She

 
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Realism
Rosemary Johnson

My Blue Period

I get into football in the months after Rick left me. A single mum with two boys, I’m glad for something we can do together.

 
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Animal
Judith Pratt

Mr Duck

The duck followed me home. Not a dog. Not a cat. A duck. I heard him before I saw him, a cheerful “pwuk wuk wuk

 
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Action/Adventure
Bob Beach

Bitch

After midnight again. Christian Blake locked the big glass door behind him and glanced up at the night sky. Stars sprinkled thick as salt on

 
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Crime/Detective
Ed Ahern

Sunset Cruise

The second vodka martini went down before it could dilute. Alcohol washed over Larry’s ulcers and the cramping subsided. The bartender hovered near him. “Not

 
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Humour
James Hancock

Dirty Boy

Kyle Tomley was an awkward character and always had been.  Not necessarily on any spectrum, or having any disability; just not quite right. His mum called him

 
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