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Real Magic Realism

You're in Guatemala, in a minibus apparently powered by reggae and with an air conditioning system that is approximately as effective at cooling air as a child blowing into an oven. The road is cracked and uneven, baked dry by months of relentless sun, and as you sweep towards Belize the bare tyres of the… Continue reading Real Magic Realism

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Ryan Giggs And The Wheelies

After being the focal point for a cynical media-orchestrated campaign motivated solely by the desire of newspaper editors to be allowed to gossip freely about where footballers put their penises noble campaign to preserve our right to freedom of expression, I couldn't help but notice that as he ages Ryan "Giggsy" Giggs looks more and… Continue reading Ryan Giggs And The Wheelies

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No-one Cares

Written for a flash fiction challenge - word limit of 350 words, title "No-one Cares".“Did you hear the news?”“About the assassination?”“Attemptedassassination.”“I heard about it on the radio. Terrible, isn’t it?”“Awful.”“I can barely believe it.”“Did you hear how they did it?”“They planted a bomb, didn’t they?”“They planted a bomb in a briefcase.”“Oh, a briefcase, yes. I… Continue reading No-one Cares