‘Unflinching’: a tale of one man and his dog

You know when you see a prompt and think 'I have GOT to write something for this'? Well, I came across a link on Twitter to a Writing Places flash competition on the subject of Thomas Hardy and his pets. OK, maybe not everyone would have that reaction...but I've loved Hardy's work, novels, poems, stories, the lot, …

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A historical landmark

The photo above shows one of the listed structures where I live. Care to guess? Yup, it's a Grade 2 listed monolithic sandstone mounting block. It's Victorian, and set into the kerb next to a petrol station. I love the idea that people now refuel their cars where they used to access their horsepower. I'd …

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