Half Marathon

I had this one published in the Spectrum magazine. Training for a Half Marathon in 2020? Having a “challenge” to train towards is a highly satisfying goal. The buzz and achievement you feel on race day is unbeatable! When it comes to preparation though, life often gets in the way; thus, our training and motivation …

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Top Hat Boy

The train door slid shut. All by itself. Barry was fascinated – like a sci-fi film he thought. This time yesterday he was gripping an udder – squeezing it like a milky stress ball. He needed it. Family business or not: the bright lights of London were in sight. Feeling like a Hollywood Star: Barry …

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A mini country tale

My winter thermals and thick woolly beanie made no difference. Raw, biting air chattered my teeth, iced my bones: turning my nose pink and stiff. Wafting drifts of burning oak tantalized my goosebumps as I strode past the 17th century “Ferret”. Thatched, village pub: dilapidated, with its faded orange chimney – puffing relentlessly, like an old …

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Squidgy, muddy, puddles spatter Jon’s calves as he jogs away his Sunday hangover. The perfect cure for one too many bottles of wine. He often tells himself he’ll cut down, but once Friday comes around – it’s back to square one. Beautiful sky Jon thinks – looking up – taking a deep breath of the …

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This site has been great for a bit of doodling and getting creative, but it’s now time for the hard work to start as I  begin my degree tomorrow. I will update when I can, and keep the stories going! Andrew 10.9.19

Midnight Stroll

A large wine glass smashes into a perpetual scattering of shards and minuscule pieces as it slips from the tray. The entire restaurant looks up, goes silent. Anna’s face turns a shade of pink as she runs to grab a dustpan; ‘butter-fingers’ announces Amy – her bubbly, garrulous colleague. Anna fakes a smile. She’s been …

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