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22/05/13 Enjoy the fourth and final CheerReader Commendation for the Spring 2013 competition. This week, it's the turn of David L Bromwich with The Satan Virus.
Most Popular Stories and Articles in May 2013
For those of you who are here for the first time, just hover your cursor over the Stories link above to get started, and then choose either Stories for All or Stories for Children. However, if you're feeling a little too weary for such advanced exercise, make your first tentative steps into the site from the selection of humorous stories listed below.
Slim Pickings - do their bums look big in this?
You Have Reached Your Destination - Winter 2011 Short Story Competition winner.
Arrest Ye Merry Gentlemen - incompetent Yuletide thieves strike it not so lucky.
Boundless - Autumn 2011 Short Story Competition winner.
Ivana and the Pie Eaters - lunchtime will never be the same after reading this.
Learning the Spin - Summer 2011 Short Story Competition winner.
Thank You, Mr Rankin - it was a hot August night...
The Adventures of the Cosmic Sword - Spring 2011 Short Story Competition winner.
If You Go Down to the Woods Today... - revenge is a dish best served cold.
Romantic Fiction - gentle humour in a library.
Those are just a few of our standalone stories, and there are many more inside.
We've also got two series:
Huw's Garden - features Huw Windsor, who inherits a property in Portugal, but finds out that life is not quite as straight forward as he was
hoping in his sunny paradise.
Four episodes now available.
Nelson's Column - ever wondered what your cat is thinking? Nelson lifts the lid on the feline world and what they think about us, in his very own
Nine stories now uploaded.
And there's even something for the junior members of the family.
Join Spid and Jed, the naughtiest spiders the world has ever seen, in Riverside.
All they want is Brave Cake, but that's only given to the brave and courageous, and they're a couple of feckless, workshy idlers.
Follow their doomed attempts in a very funny series that appeals to adults as well.
Eleven adventures now online.
Fancy some more visual humour? Then check out Cartoons for a variety of styles and laughs.
And if you like quirky, amusing rhymes take look at Poems & Rhymes. As you can imagine, I had to think long and hard for that title.
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Got something to say about what's going on? Send us in your witty take on any real life event you like and we'll post it in Comment. Have a look now at the latest waggings and, while you're there, check out the archives.
Our door is always open to non-fiction stuff, so give it a further nudge and write something on a subject that's close to your heart, although preferably not your lungs or any other squidgy bits.
In the meantime have a giraffe with:
Jackie Paper - Hero or Villain? - for those of you weaned on Puff the Magic Dragon, this is a searing indictment of one of the tale's leading characters.
Movin' On - just why is it that songwriters always have to travel on midnight trains?
It's a Funny Old Game - following the news on the internet.
Move Over Darling - the fine art of knowing when it's time to go.
News By Any Other Name - the face of news reporting is changing.
France... and the Rest - don't let Sarkozy
put you off; there is another side to the Gallic charmers.
I'm in Love with My Car - one woman's
viewpoint. Definitely not for the Jeremy Clarksons of this fair planet.
Listen to the Band - what happened in a hospital in the Welsh capital.
Tesco Welcomes Careful Drivers - on the British supermarket chain's decision to trial indoor sat nav at one of its stores to make shopping easier.
Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall... - tribute bands and beyond.
The Why Factor - hate them or hate them, TV talent(less) shows appear to be here to stay.
Budget Man - it was Reg Dwight's 64th birthday last year.
Dancing around the Windmill in Somerset
- a fifteenth century English tradition explained.
Wish You Were Here? - Recent research has found that more and more Brits are...
What the World Needs Now - a plea to Bob
Geldof and the one with the silly shades.
Sad Old World - shopping in Portugal
For more of the same, and different, go to Articles.
And finally, if you're looking for a long-term commitment, get into The Elderly Brothers, a serialised novel about two retired gents who form a band, grab themselves a couple of women and track down a criminal mastermind.
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