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Don Wells
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Short of hair, stature and a few teeth, but with a ready smile and a persistent optimism.
Short of hair, stature and a few teeth, but with a ready smile and a persistent optimism.

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Some people have asked to read the story which has just won me first prize in the Scottish Association of Writers short story competition. As well as a cheque, I get a trophy!      But what pleases me most is that I first wrote it over 40 years ago. Since t...

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This blog is now defunct, not going anywhere, has breathed its last, dropped off the twig and gone to join the choir invisible.  After its leap up to around 300 in the daily pageview charts in mid-November and through till March, it has slumped into single ...

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Let's get back to humo rous verse. I could do with a good laugh. Perhaps my readers in USA could do with one too. Where have you all disappeared to, guys? The
Magnificent Attenboroughs That
chap David Attenborough    Is
inordinately thorough                ...

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Here's my third place winner (if that's not a contradiction in terms) for Flash Fiction at the Scottish Association of Writers annual conference.  I was about to give up on this blog when the pageviews slumped from about 300 a day to single figures and tens...

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My blog's pageviews have dropped dramatically over the last 3 or 4 weeks. The only reason I can think of, apart from a drop in the standard of my offerings, which is unheard of, is that I missed posting for two weeks, though not consecutively. It's true what they say then: regular posting is essential. Check this one out, then dare to tell me my stories are rubbish. Next week I'll post the one that won 3rd place in a Scotland- wide competition.

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Another piece of flash fiction from my files           Leave 'er! Mick was getting impatient.  Why
was Robbo standing there like a plank, looking at the bundle on the ground?      ‘ She ’ s 'alf dead,  can ’ t yuh see?  Fuckin ’ leave ‘ er, mate. ’      Rob...

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Here's a double helping of fantasy, a 1600 word story, from the guy who didn't think he could write fantasy. I suppose mine is too rooted in reality to be out and out fantasy. I hope you enjoy it. Looking Back I first noticed the difference in Tuesday ’ s E...

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An episode from my ultra-pure youth. The One that Got Away She was not wearing a navy blue blazer so she wasn't from the High School. She was sitting on one of those uncomfortable iron slatted benches that were anchored on concrete bases in our parks. This ...

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Last week I promised I would post an article about tai chi chuan, which as you will discover, is one of my passions. The promise was to the daughter of an old friend. She was one of my earliest tai chi students and her daughter remembers as a child trying t...

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Sarina was not her name; she used it when she was in a trance or "channelling". Past Portrait The portrait she planned was
the face of a queen; the painting emerged as a
bearded young man, someone
imagined, whom she’d never seen,             a
face from the...
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