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The Village, Episode 068 – At Beryl's Boudoir #50WordStories

Beryl set up ‘Beryl’s Boudoir’ with the proceeds from her late husband’s nose-inhaler business.
She inherited the mannikins from the previous owner. Occasionally they change their pose with seemingly no human assistance. 18 more words

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When I mess up, and lord knows I mess up, all I want to do is unzip my skin. My mistake envelops me, creating a membrane of someone else–someone who isn’t a good friend, someone who hurts others. 197 more words


The Village, Episode 067 – The House of Obi Wan Kenobi #50WordStories

In Leslie Crowther Crescent, a cardboard cutout of Alec Guinness – as Obi Wan Kenobi – watches from the bedroom window of number twenty-three.
No one has ever seen the occupants. 19 more words

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#FridayPhrases (#65)

Welcome to my weekly FridayPhrases roundup post. This is a weekly microfiction event hosted on Twitter. Check out the link for more information. :)

This week’s theme: Mercy. 108 more words


White Chocolate

He’ll come with a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates. I know he will.

They say life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. 100 more words


Don't Squeal

“Come in, Hobson.” Lord Dartmouth didn’t look up from the papers until he noticed the footsteps were not approaching with Hobson’s shuffle. He looked up and took in the girl at a glance: no spirit and no bosom. 1,039 more words


The Village, Episode 066 – Mr Cythraul the Butcher #50WordStories

Mr Cythraul was Welsh. Butchery had been in the family generations. Despite the age gap, Brenda loved him more than haslet, or so she wrote in her diary. 22 more words

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