Black Friday – Part 4

Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 October 2016 The sleeping bag hit the shoulder of the road with a distinct sloppy thud. Witnesses to the dump wouldn’t be able to provide much information regarding the vehicle or the driver who pushed … Continue reading

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Black Friday – Part 3

Sunday 16 – Monday 17 October 2016 Panic had a way of settling into its surroundings, of worming its way into every person involved in the situation. But it also had a way of calming some people, and right now, … Continue reading

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Black Friday – Part 2

Monday 10 – Tuesday 11 October 2016 School was a place of security for Benji Lawson. It had been that way since his big brother, Joe, had been kidnapped and murdered. With so many people around, all of those teachers, … Continue reading

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Black Friday – Part 1

Friday 7 October 2016 ‘People don’t forget the bad things that happen to them. Not really. They might block them out for a period of time, but it’s always there. And eventually, they always remember it.’ Bonnie Teller put her … Continue reading

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We Like A Train Crash; We’re Only Human

Monday 3 October 2016 Whether it’s a personal or a global situation, as a species, we seem to be enamoured with human tragedy. I know ‘enamoured’ is a strange word to use, but it seems to me that it’s probably … Continue reading

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Y’know, It Really Doesn’t Help . . .

Tuesday 27 September 2016 Yes, yes, I know, I’m terribly cynical. Have been since I was a kid. I remember my form room teacher telling me I was cynical for my age, and that was when I was fifteen and … Continue reading

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Steps From The Finish Line . . .

Tuesday 6 September 2016 There are only 2 ½ weeks left of term, and I’m exhausted. The few grey hairs that I sported prior to term’s commencement have increased threefold at least. They’re bloody everywhere, and my brain keeps telling … Continue reading

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