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Wet Sunday

  Pour out your skies of rain damp tears, fetid fears feeding the machine again and then there is this thing of connectivity – do we need more or less connection? The confidence to connect or disconnect, or reconnect, when connection is required, or is… Read More

Wake-up Call

The cats woke me this morning. Two pairs of paws thrust inwards under the door pulling it sharply against its frame. Two pairs of hind paws kicking relentlessly on its outerside. The effect was like a drumroll. Even the dog who is now deaf and… Read More

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The System

Originally posted on My Eccentric Friend:
What is it that pulls you off the beaten path? The path you’ve mapped so that each day follows the next in well-ordered progression. Where love is constant, unquestionable and unassuming as the cup of tea you bring me…

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The System

Excerpt: My hand has forgotten how to find yours. I wait for you to come in knowing that my eyes will not seek yours, that my gaze will drift past and I’ll need you to pull me back. What will I say? David, I’m home? Will you answer; have you been away?

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Theory Soup Wins the Prize

I am delighted to report that Dr Karl Warner, Chef par Excellence, previously featured in my blog post “Theory Soup” has been awarded the Adam Smith Business School Prize for PhD Excellence. Thesis: Networking Capability Development in New Venture Internationalisation: A Theory Building Approach I am… Read More

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GET THIS

Extract: There I was, dancing naked on the front lawn of suburbia, my heart pumping to the pulse of the sprinkler, spray-wet skin and diamonds beading my hair. “Dance with me.” I screamed at you; at your bedroom window, no longer our bedroom window. ______… Read More

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Love Locks

Extract: “Excusez-moi, parlez-vous anglais?” I asked hopefully. It was pretty much the only thing I could say in French. I stood  in the  police station and shifted from foot to foot. I was nervous, and my feet were hot. “Mai-oui, but of course, how can… Read More

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Flash of Gold

A slightly different version of this flash fiction is published as “Flash of Gold” in Oor Ain Voice, by Write Enuff, 2016. Available from epubli at this link: Oor Ain Voice, or from iTunes, or Amazon I stop for lunch and eat my institutional sandwich at my desk. I… Read More