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Like a Challenge

The mince pies are ready as I step off the train. A dozen dusted with sugar. I turn them down as I’m full of diesel fuel. The next day they’re reheated. I turn them down again but the neighbour takes … Continue reading

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A wedge of home-made butter

Pre-dawn sleet melts diamonds onto the girls hat as she finds her position on the bus. Half-term has wiped the roads clean, the lights through the one way system are green and we’re two minutes early. The driver stops outside … Continue reading

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This is what it feels like to be stuck

I practice magic tricks and this is what stuck feels like. It feels like now. I could give it a name but the name is too big. The Houdini shuffle and the pinkie split. The cards go over and over … Continue reading

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