Ireland (Part 1) – Where the people wave at strangers

Ireland (Part 1) – Where the people wave at strangers

It’s not surprising that Guinness has come to represent the darkly enigmatic country that is Ireland. And, no I’m not sidestepping the interestingly frothy top, through which you have to delve to get the true sense of all that rich darkness. The Irish have a...
The 1984 Miners Strike

The 1984 Miners Strike

The 1984 miner’s strike was a form of natural disaster. It causes were largely organic, its immediate effects were uncontrollable and the fallout left a trail of devastation. Much has been written on the subject from those within the industry and outside it. Social...
Rebecca

Rebecca

“Hello Mrs Popborski, I don’t know if you remember me, but I think we need to talk.” A small silence followed in which Richard Davenport could almost believe he saw her standing with the phone against her cheek, her long fingers trembling and the hint of a smile...
A Bite of the Big Apple

A Bite of the Big Apple

“Lets go to New York.” H was excited by the prospect; standing over me with lustful longing in her eyes as I sat at my desk at work feverishly prevaricated. “Go on. You deserve it…” Recently divorced from problematic spouses and the financial baggage of eighteen...
Secret Sunday

Secret Sunday

She turned, fretful, mindful of the room. That the curtains were closed shutting out the brightness of a sunny afternoon and the faces she knew far too well. Not that they could see. She knew they couldn’t, not through an upstairs window. But still, just in case she...

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