Category Archives: James

No Rest for the Wicked

By: James   “Harper, you bastard!” That bastard Harper’s been at it again. Give me strength. Listen to him, scurrying about like some sort of teenager whose furious masturbation session has been abruptly cut short by a grandparental intrusion. To … Continue reading

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Life in Blue and White

By: James   Man, I hate that thing. It’s been up on that wall ever since I can remember. When I think back to the days we’d come round after school, and she’d sit us down on the couch while … Continue reading

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A Pair of Shorts #8

The Spike and the Plug By: James You can’t quite believe the anger you’re currently feeling. You’re pretty certain that you’ve never been as angry about anything in your life. This really has to be the last straw, surely. I mean, … Continue reading

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A Pair of Shorts #7

He didn’t recognise the stamp on the postcard. By: James “Who the hell are Diane and Mark?” “What?” “I said, who the hell are Diane and Mark?” “Sorry, didn’t get that. Who’s dying what?” “Fuck’s sake. Who the hell- you … Continue reading

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Insolence is so appealing

By: James   At least he could take some comfort in the fact that there was nothing he could have said or done that would change matters. Votes were cast, the ballots were in and the verdict was there, clear … Continue reading

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A Pair of Shorts #6

Everybody loves a good drama By: James “You can’t say that!” “Says who?” He can’t believe it. He really can’t. To be fair, I think part of him is actually amused that I’d come out with such a comment, but really, … Continue reading

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A Pair of Shorts #5

(Seventeen pence for) A fresh soul By: James “I don’t understand… I mean, look at it. Just look at the bloody thing! I don’t know how I’m expected to work like this, not under these conditions! What am I, fucking Helmut … Continue reading

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A Pair of Shorts #4

Semi-skimmed coconut-vanilla By: James Health-conscious are we, somewhat jaded and slim, but skimmed makes us leaner I think this is a haiku, though I don’t personally care for such contrivances. However, given that this very project is a virtual exercise in … Continue reading

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A Pair of Shorts #3

Tallulah loved flowers; they always seemed so happy By: James Yet their relationship was a rocky one. She could never settle, could never commit. One week she’d bring home bright red Tulips, another week she’d return with some Hydrangeas. If she … Continue reading

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A Pair of Shorts #2

Like broken branches, destroyed by a hurricane, they fell By: James He didn’t want to go. He knew it was a bad idea from the moment he got up. He had a bad feeling about it. Actually, he had quite an … Continue reading

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