Goading the ‘We’ People

“How are we today?” Silvia asked the customer. “I can’t speak on behalf of anyone else, but I’m fine, thanks,” he replied. Silvia forced a smile, wondering what he was talking about.  Idiot, she thought. “What can we get you today?” she asked. As Silvia was the only person at the counter, her customer assumed others would…

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Dead Money

Dead Money A voice from the grave Since I was a little boy, the bank has encouraged me to save. ‘Save it, you have it; spend it, it’s gone.’ Every Friday I’d put two shillings into my passbook and then bank it. ‘Save it, you have it; spend it, it’s gone.’ That witty phrase, created…

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Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water A supernatural tale of treachery and revenge They seldom talked—it had been a blur for some time—but deep down, Tim felt responsible. Tim Dougman and Jeff Hozell had served on the warship for three years, and they loved it. Dib, dab, dib, dab—if it didn’t move, paint it. As able seamen,…

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Raising Eyebrows

Raising Eyebrows How an Advertising Agency Won the Day I was guided to my seat by his lackey. Initially the Product Manager looked normal, but after a few seconds, I had to confess there was a sprinkle of distrust. I’ve seen these sorts of shifty eyes before. You know, the eyebrows that extend from one…

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The Tea Lady Chronicles

The Squeak that Roared Squeak squeak, click, squeak squeak. The tea-lady’s trolley with its squeaky left wheel manoeuvred around the plush offices of Heavenly Plastics. Whilst its arrival, twice per day, created excitement, its departure did not. Once the tea and biscuits were delivered, the squeaks became irritating. Especially after filling with empty rattling cups….

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Knotted in the Winds of Deception

Knotted in the Winds of Deception Unraveling a fouled up Coxswain’s tale To be successful, every fledgling journalist knows they should thoroughly research and verify information, develop an interesting angle, write clearly and concisely, structure their story effectively, and diligently edit and revise their work for improvement. But that isn’t what happened to the story…

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