Category Archives: Fiction

How the Grinch Stole Summer

A classic tale that I’ve rewritten for those, like me, who actually like Christmas, but hate the heat. ———————————- All the Whos down in Whoville liked summer a lot. The Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville did not. The … Continue reading

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Famous poems as haiku

Today is haiku poetry day (not sure who actually decides these things). For reasons unrelated to this blog, I rewrote a few famous poems into haiku and, not one to let such things go to waste, I figured I might … Continue reading

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Lost in Transit – A short story

[Transcript of laboratory 15 voice recorder during first human teleportation trial] [Doctor James Hanover] Ok, Mister Johnson, please have a seat here, while the technicians get things finalised. [Harry Johnson] No problem. [Hanover] While they’re getting ready, let me just … Continue reading

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Death Games – A (very) short story

Jim Jones picked himself up off the tarmac and dusted himself down. “Wow… didn’t expect to survive going through the car windscreen like that.” INDEED “I mean, normally that’s game over, right?” IT IS “Bollocks.” QUITE Jim turned around and … Continue reading

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Isaac James’ Favourite Book

Once upon a time there was a boy called Isaac James, Who tormented both his parents with his silly, silly games. He once got too annoying while his father tried to cook, So was banished to his bedroom, where he … Continue reading

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Why I will never write a children’s book

I make no apologies that the following will only make sense to those intimately familiar with Julia Donaldson’s writing. We have a number of Donaldson’s books in my house that are firm favourites with my son. This is fair enough … Continue reading

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Human extinction events… not as jolly as the acronym sounds

I read an article today that was looking at human extinction events and whether we need to be concerned. The good news is that most events that spring to mind fall into two categories: 1) Very unlikely Yes, there’s a … Continue reading

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