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never ever after

Aug 25 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

Once upon a time, in a faraway and now long gone land, lived a handsome king and beautiful queen, who ruled their people together with justice and mercy. To this fair pair was born a little girl, and they named her Jane. Once the queen had recovered from childbirth, they held a banquet to celebrate, and almost everyone was invited, whether ordinary or extraordinary.

But as the fairies crowded around the child’s cradle, there was silence. “Why, she’s just as plain as I am!” squealed the Weed Fairy. There was a gasp from all assembled, and the other fairies shushed him, but it was true – Princess Jane was plain; as plain as print, as plain as truth, as plain as the nose on your face. The Lilac Fairy gathered herself together. “All babies look a little bit funny when they first come into the world,” she declared, and her own nose involuntarily gave a little spasm. “To go with your honest complexion, I give you an honest voice, that will always speak true.”

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nobodys perfect

Aug 21 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

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Aug 20 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

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Tracy Bonham

Aug 20 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

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rubbish

Aug 13 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

John’s mind ran as clear as the hot water rushing in the shower, but as he towelled off and then began brushing his teeth it dawned on him that it was not because he was at peace, but because he had amnesia. “Ah, that’s it!” he thought, “I have amnesia!” He flashed himself a grin in the mirror (“Nice Choppers”) before realising that there was something worrying about his memory loss. He could remember a vast range of details like his name and address and workplace, but nothing emotional came to him about who he really was, or had been. His first girlfriend? Or perhaps boyfriend? Had he ever been gay? He had no idea. What kind of family had he been brought up in? Had he been a good student, or had he made things difficult for his teachers?

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settlement

Aug 12 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

the road had been made a long time ago and although it had been made well it really had been a long time since then. the road was in such poor condition that an attempt to repair it would have been futile. it was all completely broken up into small pieces, and what was really needed was an entirely new road. but there was nobody to make a new road, and so any travellers had to take the old one.

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grove

Aug 02 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

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fan mail

Aug 02 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

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a thousand miles

Aug 02 2013 Published by under Uncategorized

“next please” said the robot as John approached “next please”. it said this despite the absence of any other customer apart from John, by which he recognised that its programming was not very sophisticated. the fairy bureau, consisting of a booth down an alley and around two corners next to a dumpster where a stray cat had recently dropped its mewling litter, was a little uninviting, and perhaps did not often require a sophisticated attendant.

“Someone I know gave me this ticket to fairy land as a present, because he didn’t want it anymore. Can you tell me why he didn’t want it?” John showed his ticket, and the robot gripped it in in the primitive pincer it had instead of a hand and ogled it with a pair of marbles that John supposed were its visual sensors. the marbles dully shed a dim red light onto the ticket by which John guessed he was meant to understand that it was really “seeing”.

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