Monthly Archives: November 2014

James Holden: The Ticket

This post was inspired by the picture to the left, which came from a random image generator at http://www.writingexercises.co.uk I had a couple of other ideas when I started writing, and may write those up as well. It was one in … Continue reading

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James Holden: The Wedding List

I’m really chuffed that one of my short stories – The Wedding List – has taken second place in a competition. It was organised by On The Premises, who were looking for stories with a theme of property. They’ve billed … Continue reading

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Alby Stone: Bullshit Detector

Copyright © 2014 Alby Stone ‘What’s that?’ I asked. My Uncle Ron had been busy with scissors, a soldering iron and a tube of superglue. The kitchen table was littered with bits and pieces. He held his creation up so … Continue reading

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Simon Jones: Having A Few Drinks (An experiment in social interaction, 1996)

The sun was shining, the trees were blossoming and we hadn’t had a drink for at least a day, so we got it together one lunchtime to share a pint or two. I got a call off Dog who’d got … Continue reading

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James Holden: Nadine Gordimer and the politics of writing

It’s often said that the political is the personal and this is nowhere more evident than in the work of the South African writer Nadine Gordimer who passed away earlier this year. I must confess that I had previously only … Continue reading

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