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Moon Balloon

    “This is it Billy. This is what is going to make me and you famous my friend.” “OK Jimmy. What exactly is it?” “It’s a Moon Ballon, mate. It’ll take us into space. The bloke who sold it to me said it’s what Chinese astronauts use.” “And how exactly does it work?” “It’s […]

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Time I Was Off

  I’ll just sit here a moment, get my breath back. It’s that bitch from number 43, won’t leave me alone. Every time I leave the house she’s there, by my side, those big doleful eyes staring up at me. Gives me the shivers it does. Don’t get me wrong, she’s a real looker and […]

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Cinderella

I’m telling you mate, it was me. See it fits. I told you it would. That’s ‘cos I was the bird dancing with the Prince all last night. I know I shouldn’t have left like I did, running off at the stroke of midnight, but I had to. I’d left the kids with a neighbour […]

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Photo Centres

“Gosh dad, so these places really existed?” “That’s right son. Most of them have been knocked down but this one has been protected. A reminder of how bad things used to be.” “Why was it called a photo centre dad?” “It’s where people used to go in the olden days to have their photographs taken. […]

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Holiday Excitement

I never tired of this sight. As a kid I used to get really excited when we came over the brow of the hill and I caught my first glimpse of the Universe stretching out as far as the eye could see. Another forty minutes and we would be at the ferry port, well ahead […]

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Anybody Want To Play Ball?

“What do you mean, ‘He fell through the hole’. What hole?” “You know dear, the one left by that beanstalk.” “Is he hurt? Where is he?” “He’s fine dear. Playing in the water with some new friends. You’ve got to stop fussing over him like you do.” “You stupid man! Have you any idea what […]

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