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About highamwriters

A group of recreational creative writers and if you ask us nicely we will let you publish some of our work

THE CREATURE By John Lary

The moorland house sits quietly in its place as the last streaks of red leave the darkening sky. Another day is ending. A day when the inhabitants of the moorland house harvested their crops, loaded their livestock and sent them … Continue reading

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JACK’S STORY By John Lary

“And this” says Staff Nurse Riley, as she opens the door to number 13 “is Jack’s room”. Gemma follows the Staff Nurse in to meet Jack – her very first patient. A frail man with sparse white hair is sitting … Continue reading

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THE PRIZE By Marion Twyman

Jill set the timer and stood watching the egg boil. How many times, she wondered, had she boiled Steve a breakfast egg ? Well they’d been married twelve years, so multiply three hundred and sixty five by twelve, deduct twelve … Continue reading

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CROOKED ANGEL By Henry Miles

  “I don’t reckon the Police would know about the money” “ We’ve been over this Gary, it’s a lot of cash, he could have robbed a bank or something” “ I’ve checked all the news there’s nothing about any … Continue reading

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ONE OF A PAIR By Marion Twyma

Betty Johnson was moving. Since her husband Albert had died five years previously, she had rattled around in the big house that had been their family home for over fifty years, in effect only using two or three rooms. Her … Continue reading

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COTSWOLD’S CAPERS By Ray Abinett

The Tiger Moth Bi-Plane swept low over the snow covered landscape of Windrush Valley in the Cotswold’s, its fixed wheels almost touching the tops of the stone walls and hedgerows that surrounded the many fields. Bono Stewart, the pilot of … Continue reading

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THE DILEMMA By Ray Abinett

Herbie Stuart stood on the edge of the runway watching the Cessna plane, his flight out of the remote African ocean island; disappear into the distance without him.  It had been the fulfilment of a lifetime’s dream to come to … Continue reading

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HABITAT By Denise Leppard

She turned her head away from the computer screen and half closed her eyes.  Dammit, the man had done it again. She had read the story three times, and every time she felt that tingling sense of awareness that told … Continue reading

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A TRICK OF THE LIGHT By John Lary

Martin’s hands were tingling. He hadn’t expected it to be so cold, but the mist enveloping the country park had brought the temperature tumbling down. “Should’ve worn my gloves, Jean” he said. Jean smiled her I-told-you-so smile. She never felt … Continue reading

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LAST ORDERS By John Lary

Herbie stood on the edge of the runway watching the Cessna plane, his flight out of the remote African Ocean island, disappear into the distance without him. It had been the fulfilment of a lifetime’s dream to come to the … Continue reading

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