Category Archives: story

Yes, there was something in the night…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I re-read a few weeks ago, marking in pencil my favourite bits of Nabby’s writing. Martha, on her husband: With her whole being she … Continue reading

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Oh look, some more of those Crush names…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s vole is the one trotting through town carrying a very small ukulele case. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> What the hell was that clattering noise, coming from the front of the house? Oh, it was just the letterbox in … Continue reading

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I was sucked in by the TV forensics…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s instruction is to snip open the plastic envelope containing the instruction sheet, take it out, glance at it, screw it into a ball, and throw it playfully out of the window. Lay all the elements … Continue reading

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The strange endpapers…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave – which, aha! I have just finished re-reading. As I expected, it ended, as with most Russian novels, with misery and madness. Even so, it … Continue reading

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Tiny and Jock – kidnapped by bandits!…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Honthony Apkins and Hom Tardy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sixty-three years is a long time. Actually this book does look as if it’s sixty-three years old – the edges of the thick, almost cardboardy … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: grubby, tribrachic, mancando, wowf, chenopodiaceous, posological, and cuddly. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sitting, pen in hand, in the cafĂ©, he tilted his great round head trying to make out the lyrics of the song … Continue reading

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How about a few Crush names?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s octopus is the one having fun constantly slithering down, and blocking, the up-escalator in the posh department store. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Are you a writer? Do you write stories or novels? Do you ever find that you … Continue reading

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