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Faux headlines, 31/05/19


From a five-star review of my recent book, The Narwhallama: “A fast paced story with one surprise after another. A fine mystery. Characters were kind and brave and selfish and cruel and surprising! I loved this story.”

From the readers’ comments on my Write Practice Spring Contest-winning short story, The Porthole: “a well deserved winner. Your imagination should be tapped for originality;” “The shifts and turns in your story is intriguing, again well deserved- fantastic story!”

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Her prophetic dreams began when she was 3. She's #marched with the army ever since. She's 8 now.

"Which way?" the general asks.

Her dreams say the only path to victory is westward.

She points to the rising sun. "That way."

Maybe if no one's left, she can go home.

She says it's soon #March. It's November. We still need to honour the big King of Darkness and the Shrunk King of Light still need to mind the tiny fires on the marsh, but she is right. We'll soon waddle through black snow to the market our tails hidden under long skirts.

"So you want *groats*? Not goats?"

Confusion was frequent when trollbooths first became tollbooths.

"And what happened to the old booth #trolls?"

"It's sad, really. Live *under* their old bridges now, most of 'em—still think this toll thing's not going to catch on…"


The wood demands projection. Demands pareidolia. To walk in one is a call and response to the stories sleeping in us. - Dr. Michael Benn, 1976

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