Fiction Author: Maria Thomas

Mrs Daniels does the wrong thing

Longview Academy Accident Book   STUDENT NAME Peter Williams CLASS 7B DETAILS OF ACCIDENT Bruising to left arm. Student clearly sore, moving with difficulty. Student says he fell in the playground. REPORTED BY Mrs Daniels DATE 10th September   STUDENT NAME Peter Williams CLASS 7B DETAILS OF ACCIDENT Student has livid red marks encircling both …

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Fragments

She’s a bit of a hoarder, my mother, her tiny house now littered with graveyards of collections. Her latest, latest, fads. The sitting room, the one we never sit in – we keep it for best darling – is full of glass cabinets, pottery, and porcelain and earthenware. Clarice Cliffe, Josiah Wedgwood, even the odd …

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Of Cabbages and Fools

It’s a lettuce-crisp morning when Belinda finally visits the allotment, the first time since Richard was found prone amongst the cabbages and rhubarb. The sun hasn’t yet burned off the dawn and Belinda needs to be sure she’s doing the right thing in passing on this patch to someone else. Malcolm from next door has tried …

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