DoctorMikeReddy


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I do all sorts of things. Mostly badly. Mostly better than others. I tell stories. Occasionally, I lie.

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A six word happy story

by DoctorMikeReddy almost 3 years ago

Wanted. Crib. Last one sold prematurely.

The Black Cat of Laugharne

by DoctorMikeReddy over 3 years ago

Laugharne - pronounced "Laaarnn" to rhyme with yarn, but rolled out a little further - at night, with the graveyard gently graced by the occasional working street light and our torches. Us searching for interesting stories told on the tombs and plaques of the interred locals, who at times had meant something to the small...   Read more

All Swings and Roundabouts

by DoctorMikeReddy over 5 years ago

"Swing." She watched her daughter, ignoring the wails and screams.

"Push me Mom!"

"No. Lean back and put your legs out. Then lean forward and pull them back."

"PUSH me MOM! NOW!"

"No. Lean back then forward. You can do it yourself. You will go higher then. Higher than even I can push you."

"MOMMY! Push...   Read more

Life Drawing (black text pixels on a white web page)

by DoctorMikeReddy over 5 years ago

There was originally only one photograph. Now there were two. Well, two halves. Incomplete. Roughly cut down the middle of the bay, neatly bisecting the bench. One was lightly discarded in a pile of "Things to do/sort."

The other was folded and refolded and bent again, then sat in a wallet....   Read more

Like Deja Vu All Over Again

by DoctorMikeReddy over 5 years ago

Trivia. I only found out when one of my (many) credit cards was refused. Then a debt collection agency letter arrived. Finally, some landlord of office space told me I was 9 months in arrears and I had two days to remove my stuff.

I repeated the story again. I couldn't remember how many times now, but it was...   Read more

Something of Value

by DoctorMikeReddy over 5 years ago

"It is here. Start digging." the large man pointed with his hat.

"How do you know? What is this treasure?"

"Dig, or I will kill you where you stand. And then it will have to be a larger hole to put you in."

"You could kill me anyway." the small man said.

"If the treasure is as valuable as the spirits say it is, I...   Read more

The Better Banking Bureau (contains bad language)

by DoctorMikeReddy over 5 years ago

"You're here because someone recommended you to me. Someone who passed the test. Someone who promised you that you'd be a better financial trader."

The Banker nodded. "Peter. Pete sugg…"

"No names. No pack drill. Only one condition. If…"

"When… When, surely?"

"If… you pass the test, you...   Read more

Like Deja Vu all over again

by DoctorMikeReddy over 5 years ago

Trivia. I only found out when one of my (many) credit cards was refused. Then a debt collection agency letter arrived. Finally, some landlord of office space told me I was 9 months in arrears and I had two days to remove my stuff.

Of course, I went round there. Not enough room to swing a cat DOT com would have been a...   Read more

Lifetime Warranty - Satisfaction Guaranteed

by DoctorMikeReddy over 5 years ago

"Lifetime Warranty - Satisfaction Guaranteed" the adverts had promised. "No one has ever returned a loveBot 7000 in the history of the company."

He flicked through the manual. Ah there it was: "If you are genuinely unhappy call THIS toll-free number…"

After keying in a few tones - he hated...   Read more

Love's Labours (part 12 the last)

by DoctorMikeReddy over 5 years ago

The farmer, his wife, the plough boy, and both maids set off towards the barn, with the old woman hobbling after. She muttered incantations as they walked through the village, then whispered to herself:

"All shall be well. All manner of things shall be well."

When they were within, Will took Pog's hand. "Will...   Read more

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