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SUPERMARKET DAYS By Thomas Parr

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TIPTOE THROUGH THE TOURISTS By Thomas Parr.

I am happy when standing on the corner watching all the tourists go by. They do so enjoy themselves. There is the family, out to see the sights. Mother pushes the large pram and tries to keep two toddlers under … Continue reading

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THE HOUSE AT WELL END by Tom Parr

A thick Persian carpet covered the bloodstains, and a weighty oak desk pinned the carpet in place. Susie knew nothing of this as she sat down in the sunlit room and prepared her laptop; ready to take dictation from the … Continue reading

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THE BOX IN THE DARK by Tom Parr

Have you ever started the day all bright and chirpy, and then been told something that really knocks you for six? It happened to me, on what started off as a routine Thursday morning. I was happy. My one-man-and-a-boy painting … Continue reading

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GREEN EYES AND YELLOW EARRINGS. by Tom Parr

Maggie came in from the garden with an armful of flowers and a carefree smile on her lips. father then ruined her day. “Mrs. Sinclair phoned, and wants you to baby sit tonight. They’ve got to go to an important … Continue reading

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CHAPTER SEVEN OF SPLINTERS FROM A PERSONAL LOG

TWELVE OF THE BEST Within two years of joining the navy, I had the chance to serve on a ship based in the Far East at Singapore. “That’s for me,” I chortled. “The Far East and its mysteries.” I lost … Continue reading

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Chapter six. Splinters from a personal log – THE CONCRETE CORVET

On the 15th of May, 1950, I strode down Chatham high street to meet my destiny. Taking a deep breath, I entered the Royal Navy recruiting office. “How soon can I join?” I asked the officer sitting at a desk … Continue reading

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CHAPTER FIVE of Splinters from a Personal Log THE EGYPT EXPERIENCE

After the unfortunate incident of the tea party, the relationship between Lorna and me drifted into the doldrums. Neither of us knew quite what to do.

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SPLINTERS FROM A PERSONAL LOG BY TOM PARR

CHAPTER 4 WHEN TESTOSTERONE RULED When I joined a youth club in 1945 that was held in the Methodist Church hall, I stepped slap bang into the middle of a silent cold war. The Reverend wanted to open the meetings … Continue reading

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SPLINTERS FROM A PERSONAL LOG BY THOMAS PARR

CHAPTER THREE MIND THE MINE! There’s a tree in the meadow, with a landmine lurking nearby. It shouldn’t have been there. It was the year of our Lord 1944, and Germany was still dropping assorted bombs on Britain, and parachuting … Continue reading

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