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Cordelia Bright and the Headless Orphans: Chapter Two - Getting to Know the Orphans

The story so far: Cordelia has arrived at the St Justus Home for Headless Orphans. She has met Matron Blessed, who is in charge, and Sister Odium. 568 more words


Cordelia Bright and the Headless Orphans: Chapter One - First Day at the Orphanage

When I was alive, it always used to be my ambition to have one of my stories printed in the “People’s Friend” magazine. For some reason, they always used to reject the things I sent in. 662 more words


Auntie Doris's They Died Too Young #22: Laika - Died November 3rd 1957 aged 3

The space race was on. The Russians were winning it an’all. They had sent Sputnik 1 up earlier in the year, and the Americans hadn’t even got one into orbit yet. 459 more words


The Auntie Doris Years #50: 1959

By the close of the 1950s The Russians and Americans had filled the sky with ruddy satellites, so it was hard to know which ones were stars, and which ones were lumps of tin. 628 more words


The accident

Old lady knocked me off my bike. She handed me a piece of paper with a bogus phone number. Told me she was in a hurry to get to church. 9 more words

Rescue Me

The Auntie Doris Years #49: 1958

Lord Justice Tenabrief , who presided over the Nipper trial, was of a mind for clemency. He was of a similar age to my father, and was of almost the same religious conviction. 607 more words