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The Christmas mouse ran through the house, whilst everybody else was asleep. As was his instinct, he began in the kitchen. Oh what a feast! The remnants filled his empty belly til the mouse thought he might burst. After much chewing and licking, he was fully sated, and more than slightly inebriated…
A celebration of a published story, a new name, and a blank page.
After 350 weekly posts since February 2008, Halfthoughts will switch to a monthly schedule.
The dream of space flight is thrilling. The human race has many good reasons to venture into space. However, the practical realities make space tourism an exceptionally stupid innovation in leisure.
A poem for somebody with a coincidental birthday.
Gordon Brown and the Labour Party say they do not want two ‘tiers’ within the British House of Commons. But there are already many tiers amongst MPs, not least as a consequence of inconsistent devolution around the UK.
IPSO, the UK press regulator, judged that Caroline Criado-Perez and the New Statesman misled readers when claiming that domestic abuse is the largest cause of morbidity in women aged 19 to 44.
In the last instalment of Preston Dirges’ office saga, Preston was briefing a hungover Valerie, and an ever ready Gordon, for the final audit meeting. We join them as the auditor, Thimbleby, is about to arrive…
The sun closes another day
I find myself tired inside
Weary to the bones
Wearing no expression on my face…