'I beg your pardon?' I couldn't believe what I'd just heard. Who did this impertinent little person think they were? 'I was just wondering if it wasn't best to just admit we got it wrong?' 'Who are you?' 'Erm, I'm Nigel Billingsworth.' I waited for him to say more. 'Public Relations Assistant.' Another pause. 'Culture … Continue reading WITH ALL DUE RESPECT


Agnes was getting all the sympathy. Each friend that popped round to see her with flowers and fruit and chocolates gave Archie the same look - a shake of the head, a sigh and raised eyebrows. True, Agnes had her ankle strapped up and needed crutches to get around (although Archie was sure she was … Continue reading THE BRIDE’S PARENTS


They wrangled back and forth. Neither would accept the result. We waited for violence to escalate. In the end, Saskia won and Scooby-Doo went on. Dad would have to watch the football later. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt, hosted by SammiScribbles. This week's prompt was: Wrangle. Click on the link to read more stories … Continue reading DEMOCRACY