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Black Humour
Des Truscott


‘It’s true! It’s true! It’s the Law!’ said Frank, jabbing his finger in the air towards Kenny. ‘If the trapdoor fails three times, they have

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Bruce Costello

Only Human

A doctor is surprised when his patient wholeheartedly accepts his terminal diagnosis.

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Gwenda Major

Under A Cloud

Helen is prompted to remember Mr. Potts, her Sunday school teacher, who had to leave the village 'under a cloud'.

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DC Diamondopolous

Billy Luck

At 85, after a lifetime at Gerling's Carnival of Fun, Billy's been summoned by his dyin' friend Daisy.

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Coming of Age
Patrice Brynmer

Becky Was A Runaway

Two young teenage girls are in awe of Becky, a runaway, who smokes, drinks, has sex, and likes to 'get high'.

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