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I 'reorganised' this part of the site in October, 2008. If you run your mouse over the pictures below, you'll see what page you'll reach if you click the picture. Look before you click, sort of thing. Or, if you prefer the more traditional style of link, use those below.


CARD SHARPS: This might not appeal to many because its an excursion into political history. HMMMM.       CARP AND TOMATOES IN THE LAST WILDERNESS: A strange title? A straightforward piece though. Former students of Vasile Alecsandri High School, this could be the one you're looking for. It's here as  the result of the efforts, environmental and literary, of Petru Iamandi</a>, my long-time collaborator from Romania       CHENGDE, FIRST NIGHT IN CHINA: A travel piece from 1998, when China was just beginning to open up to tourism.

FIREFLIES, RIVER SELANGOR: This is a travel piece, added in May, 2004. It's quite short, and is based on an actual visit..       THE FIRST AND LAST LETTER TO HIS WIFE FROM THOMAS GRIFFITH: A fictionalised epistolary account of a real event that took place in the old Smalls Lighthouse at the end of the eighteenth century       FOREST OF DEAN: A short story

JUNIOR ENGINEER: A story of speculative fiction. What is the link between St. Paul and Adolf Hitler? I've substituted this for PUMLUMON, because that story was used in CHECKPOINT       LAMIA: A speculative fiction story. Is a boxing match between an alien telepath and a washed up has-been from Earth a fair fight?       LIGHT VERSE I: Several of the poems (using the term loosely) are on everybody's favourite subject, so don't click this until after the 9pm watershed. See also LIGHT VERSE II       LIGHT VERSE II: Several of the poems (using the term loosely) are on everybody's favourite subject, so don't click this until after the 9pm watershed. See also LIGHT VERSE I      

LOOKING AT A POEM: 'Gawain the Goude' is the poem looked at. Its origin is in the Middle English poem known as 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight       LOOKING AT A POEM REVISITED: 'The GOTCHA war and after is the poem looked at. This poem examines the military adventures in The Falklands Islands and Iraq. Don't look at it if you're a fan of Thatcher, Blair and Bush       MORE POEMS: Well, this is exactly what it says.       OLD ACQUAINTANCE, a short story.       THE PINKO SONGBOOK: There are those that might think that some of the lyrics verge towards a fairly deep shade of pink. What do <i>you</i> think?      

RF: A longish short story with a very short title       STRAY ARCHIVE: These are the archived STRAY THOUGHTS. They're a series of grumblings and ramblings that has appeared in CAMBRENSIS  from issue 47, March, 2001 until the closure of the magazine in 2006. The feature has now been replaced by the on-line STRAY BLOGS, operated by a number of collaborators as well as myself       WATERLOO SAL: Historical short fiction. Is the emphasis on the fiction or the history?. WHAT IS A VILLANELLE: This was added to complement the TRIOLET section. This was a major addition to the web site      

WHY WRITE HAIKU: This was added to complement the TRIOLET section. This was a major addition to the web site       WORDS ON WORDS: A compilation of short columns that appeared in CAMBRENSIS from  1999 until it was replaced by STRAY THOUGHTS. Understatement of the year: it won't appeal to everybody!       WRITER ON A TRAIN: A story - the title is a bit of a giveaway - that appeared in CAMBRENSIS magazine way back in 1991. It was also one of the stories in my collection THE LAKE.       YELLOW EYES: An unpretentious werewolf story that appeared in THE BLOODY QUILL. Despite the title of the magazine, the story is a gentle one.

Zítko's Pen. A short story set in Paris.


Card Sharps
Carp and Tomatoes in the Last Wilderness
Checkpoint
Chengde: First Night in China
Fireflies, River Selangor
The First and Last Letter to his Wife
Forest of Dean
The Lake
Junior Engineer
Lamia
Light Verse I
Light Verse II
Looking at a Poem
Looking at a Poem Revisited
More Poems
Old Acquaintance
The Pinko Songbook
RF
Stray Archive
The Triolet Section
Waterloo Sal
What is a Villanelle?
Words on Words
Why Write Haiku?
Writer on a Train
Yellow Eyes
Zítko's Pen
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