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The Gardener and Other Short Stories Writing

The Story Behind the Stories! (#1 The Gardener)

I thought today would be a good moment to introduce, one by one, the seven short stories from the The Gardener and Other Short Stories. I will write a little about the collection, what they’re about, who the characters were based on, when they were written, that sort of thing! But no spoilers, I promise! […]

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The Gardener and Other Short Stories-My new book!

The Gardener and Other Short Stories is my new book! It’s finally here. A collection of illustrated short stories and I’m as happy as I am proud! It’s even got me blogging again! It’s my latest self-published book, about surreal villages, suspicious people, nosey postmen and unhelpful neighbours and over the next month I want […]

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ST NICHLOAS AND ST LUKE

I turn off Creek Road,A little way behind The Duke.Come upon the lovely stone built church,Dedicated to St Nick and Luke. I attend its little garden,Take pleasure in its repose.Pluck the head of a candy chrysanthemum,And stick it under my nose. I push the wood door gently,Careful not to intrude.And once I’m sure it’s empty,Absorb […]

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Communal Wine Vicar

Every Sunday, about 11, God gets disturbed up in heaven. The bells of St Pauls request The attendance of those still undressed. The drunks, the crooks, the ex-inmate, The church does not discriminate. Call the men having hair of the dog, The priest wants to talk to you about God. The Rector shakes your hand […]

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The Most Famous Goat in History

Raleigh, Columbus and Cook, The finest sailors of the sea, But in the list one name is forgotten, A nanny goat from Swavesey. She sailed the seven oceans wide, Providing milk for all the crew. Traveling from the islands of Tahiti, To the coast of Timbuktu. Twice she sailed the world over, This lucky charm […]

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Vivian Two Face

Poor old Vivian Was born with an extra face, She wasn’t a politician It was a terrible medical case. They shared one nose, They shared two eyes, And when walking in the street They shared everyone’s surprise. But luck would have it That Vivian met a fella Who wasn’t from a circus Looking to sell […]

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“Chickens Can’t Swallow Upside Down”

Tommy Tell read one day, In a dusty textbook hidden deep away, Under newspapers all stained brown, That Chickens can’t swallow while they’re upside down! When Tommy first saw this he could only grin At the idea of something so horrid and grim For someone must have tested this view Because how else would they […]

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Oh, To Be An Angler Fish!

Oh to be an Angler fish, Let alone a Male, An ugly, helpless, lurking lump, A small sad blob with a tail. Fated to skulk in the murky Oceans, Deeper than two miles down, For all the oddities in the sea, The Angler takes the crown. It cannot see, it cannot eat, But there is […]