8.30 Walter Flood checked his face in the mirror. It was the same face in the same mirror he’d looked at these past forty-nine years. He gave his head the once over. His hair was of a bizarre design, not that he would have said so after all he combed it that way. It was neither blond nor ginger but a toffee smudge of colour with a large centre parting, about six inches or so, … [Read more...] about Walter Flood – More From The Village Tales of Fekenham Swarberry
Feckenham Swarberry Continued (read at your peril!) Elizabeth Lotofap entered the Frog and Radiator. Outside the night was chilly. Inside the reception was warm. Spotting Ethel Blowvalve nursing a large rum and coke whilst conversing with Millie Mead, Rose Buckshot and Violet Springheel, the Matron at Muckleford Hospital cut a swathe through the public bar like a galleon … [Read more...] about Horace Cupletick’s Apples – The Tales Of Fekenham Swarberry
Millie Mead had an air of significant superiority about her. Sat before her was a woman of middle years, a tourist to the village of Fekenham Swarberry, who had ventured forth from Tadworth, Surrey seeking the rustic tranquillity that graced the oft-overlooked Dorset quietude. Millie's joy at having a captive audience, one with whom she could regale with all her gathered … [Read more...] about Millie Meads Monologue – Village Tales Of Fekenham Swarberry
Outside a fog had gathered. Fekenham Green looked remarkably like the site for a ghost story, unfortunately, all spectres had either gathered inside the Frog and Radiator or gone south for the summer. The yellow-tinged haze hung over the cricket field making it nigh on impossible to cross without fear of falling into a ditch. Inside the evening flowed in a flicker of flames … [Read more...] about The Horrible Haemorrhoids of John Tuck – More From The Village Tales of Fekenham Swarberry
I have to say right from the off, I voted to stay in Europe. Yes, I am one of those who saw mutual and great benefits for Britain in the EU and not out of it. That said, I am also a Democrat and as such have to abide by those principles or face the charge of being called a hypocrite. As much as I may and do dislike the way the vote went, we lost, that is the remain side lost, … [Read more...] about Ever Had The Feeling You’ve Been Cheated?