Posts byTerry Lacey

For a man of your age

Unusual, For a Man of Your Age The decision, when it came, was easy. He had been feeling unwell all day and had gone to bed early to help sleep it off. It was now four in the morning and the pain in his abdomen was intense. He had to see someone. Quickly dressing in
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The Sound of Silence

It wasn’t the noise of the crickets that irritated Rodger; it was the incessant nature of the noise. The only thing he found more annoying was the noise of the frogs that followed, after sunset. He had lain in the same spot each evening and night for three days, surveying the small house and its
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Light at the end of the tunnel

Giles had been looking forward to his weekend break after three weeks of continuous night shifts. Shortage of staff caused by Br….; he couldn’t bring himself to say the word. Things were not getting off to the best start; the taxi was late. He was just about to call in when his phone rang, “Sorry
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Tea Time Surprise

His invitation to the St Patricks Day Ball had been a surprise. It was Edward’s third attempt at trying to find someone who would get him an invitation and finally his friend Jeremy had come up trumps. The Ball was being held in the home of Lord Patrick O’Connor and was always held on St
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An Elegant Distraction

Jack wasn’t sure what it was that attracted him to the young woman, there was something about the way she seemed to move so easily among the other passengers. He had boarded the Cruise Ship just in time to catch a late lunch and was now beginning to explore the ship’s facilities. She first caught
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Rising from the ashes

The pain in his ankle was easing but it still troubled Tony as he tried to put as much distance as he could, between himself and the car wreck. He knew Pippa was pretty much unhurt as she lay in the back of the car and although he hesitated for just a moment, he knew
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….into The Fire

As the grey light of dawn filtered through the trees, he was able to make out the reason for his inability to move his foot. The impact with the tree has allowed the fire extinguisher which had been under the driver’s seat to move forward, pinning his foot against the brake pedal. However much he
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Out of the Frying Pan

The sound of the sirens was growing louder. Please let them arrive soon he thought. He was trapped in the front seat of his car and only the occasional glimmer of moonlight enabled him to see his surroundings His head was still spinning from the events that led to his current predicament and his brief
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The Well

They heard it again. A distant but clear sound that seemed to be coming from the well. The pair had been exploring the ruined village of Arenque, high in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It was a recommended diversion in a; “things to do” book, on their walk along “The Way”. The once prosperous collection
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ordinary lives

The light faded quickly in the city as the sun began to set behind high rise landscape. The young woman sat alone on the balcony enjoying the warm air and the changing colours of the buildings. Not quite the beautiful changes that happen to the trees in the autumn, but there was something magical about
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Pet Hates

Lizzy had been in the same house for many years and she liked living there. It was quiet and secluded and yet she always felt safe and comfortable with her neighbours. Although many of them had pets, the cats didn’t stray in her garden and the dogs were generally well behaved. Today however, Bobby, the
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Soft Sand

The sun was hot. No real surprise but then, there couldn’t be any surprises left on this journey. The beach bar was in sight, at last. He had shaken off the two shadows who followed him from the hotel. Avoided the maniac on the motorcycle who chased him down the alley and then smashed head
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The Lucky One

The boys slowed as they walked towards the Theme Park entry gates. Daniel and Tom had been friends since..: forever. Although they had grown up together and were now at school together, they were from very different backgrounds. Daniel was the only son of a hi-flying professional couple, with a big house, more cars than
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One Lump Or Two

The sunlight was finally beginning to warm them. John and Sarah had been walking for most of the morning through the dense undergrowth of the natural forest. The tree canopy had protected them from most of the heavy drizzle which had persisted since the previous night, but it also blocked out the sun. As the
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