Category Archives: Short story

The Swallows of Summer

Are you heading off on holiday or into a traffic jam or both? Ted Hughes’s wonderful poem ‘Work and Play’ encapsulates the contradictory nature of this time of year – swallows soaring in the sky at work, and people stuck … Continue reading

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Round robin

Dear Derek I can’t believe it’s that time of year again,  and that here I am, once more sending my Christmas greetings. I’m sure you’ll understand when you see this rather impersonal word-processed letter – they’re awful aren’t they? But … Continue reading

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