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    Writing is how I relax from everyday stresses and pressures of life. I find it very therapeutic and energising. Very often, the value of the writing activity is the activity itself, rather than the output. Most of what I write therefore, gets quietly pushed aside, buried under a mound of paper, filed in an electronic folder forever...
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    Skype (12) – Seven Lines of Code

    Inspector Rigsby switched his phone off, pushed it down his right trouser pocket and began to walk after his suspect who was moving fairly briskly now and with more than 10 years age difference, the distance between them was widening…

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    Skype (13) – Chequers Court

    Jack Rigsby watched as David Conway was escorted to the police car and the more senior police officer tried to calm the Citizen Advice Bureau manager who saw an opportunity to help a citizen, she was certain, was wrongly arrested…

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    Skype (14) – Armageddon

    Hilary Jones and Sam Conway went to the kitchen for a discussion. The Chief Inspector put David Conway’s confiscated passport on the kitchen counter and tried to persuade Samantha Conway to stay with her at the apartment. Sam was determined…

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    Skype (15) – One Last Thing…

    Jones: You put a civilian in harms way tonight, Constable Appleby Appleby: Ma’am? Jones: You allowed Samantha Conway, an unarmed and untrained member of the public, to go into a dangerous situation inside my apartment Appleby: Well, I felt I…

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    Dampatch: The Missing Eyepatch

    I wrote this story in the Autumn of 2006 as a Christmas gift to my wife Claire and three daughters Leila, Rosy and Faye.  It was to remind the girls of their innocent and carefree childhood days when we invented…

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    Dampatch: 1 – First Encounter

    You might say it was the perfect British Summer’s Day on the banks of River Usk in Newport.  A perfection spoilt, from her perspective, by the fact that nearly everyone in town felt the same way as she did and…

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    Dampatch: 2 – Walter Patch

    Walter Patch is a genius but no one knows it, least of all, Walter himself. Walter is always thinking of new ideas and inventions but he ignores them for a while until eventually someone else comes along and thinks of…

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    Dampatch: 3 – Second Encounter

    It was a Friday and Riesling took her bacon butty and Turkish Delight lunch pack and walked to the river front. Her usual bench was free and she could easily have sat there and got on with her lunch as…

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    Dampatch: 4 – Riesling Damp

    You wouldn’t have guessed it from her name but, Riesling is a Welsh woman through and through. She was born in Casnewydd (Newport to you and me), and she intends to die in Casnewydd, and that’s a fact. Her mother…

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    Dampatch: 5 – The Date

    Walter turned up at the M&S main entrance in Commercial Street just after 6:00 p.m. He didn’t know where exactly Riesling would emerge from and asked a member of staff in the front who directed him towards the staff entrance…

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