To Consult a Medium

There was a noticeable chill in the air and the ocean didn’t seem that inviting; but that didn’t stop people from visiting the popular sea-side resort of Preschester-On-Sea, home to the longest pier in the world. Among the people visiting the iconic pier, were Dave and Sarah Peterson and Terome and Esmeralda Lancaster, Sarah’s parents;Continue reading “To Consult a Medium”

An Australian in Greenwich

When they were growing up in the sandy deserts of Tooraweenah, Bruce Richardson and his friends never thought they’d one day meet each other in leafy Greenwich, looking out over the iconic view of the Queen’s House, the Old Royal Naval College behind it, and the modern skyscrapers of Canary Wharf towering over the wholeContinue reading “An Australian in Greenwich”

The Assistant Chief Constable’s Birthday

The people of Leamington Spa were shocked to discover the local Wetherspoon’s blocked off with police cars and armed police officers. Everyone wondered what was going on. Was the pub a target for terrorism? Had a burglary happened? Did a bar fight between several people who’d had too much to drink go way out ofContinue reading “The Assistant Chief Constable’s Birthday”

Drama at the Chief Constable’s Birthday Gathering

“Is everything to your satisfaction?” Charles Thompson, the owner of the Golden Pheasant; the five star luxury hotel in Upper Strangling, Lower Strangling’s more commercialised neighbour, asked Warwickshire Police’s Chief Constable Stuart Kennedy whilst looking at a buffet full of high quality food. “Yes. Everything is top quality as it always is, Charles,” Stuart said.Continue reading “Drama at the Chief Constable’s Birthday Gathering”

John Granger and the Summer Solstice

Of all the ways John Granger thought he’d be celebrating his 57th birthday, standing on Hampstead Heath at 4AM with his daughter and four of her friends waiting for the sun to rise was not one of them. Adele, John’s daughter, originally planned for a large gathering on the Heath with her Pagan Brethren toContinue reading “John Granger and the Summer Solstice”

The Vegan Pagan’s Birthday BBQ

“Now then. That one’s for meat, the other is for vegan food.” John said to his vegan daughter, Adele, whilst showing her the two barbecues in front of them. “Do you have to have two barbecues?” Adele asked her omnivorous father, “I’m sure no one would mind eating vegan food for one meal. It’s notContinue reading “The Vegan Pagan’s Birthday BBQ”

The Banana Technician’s Lent

It was the eighteenth day of Lent, and Dave Peterson was beginning to mentally plan his PCC resignation announcement ready for the next APCM. He’d initially voted to flagellate himself on the basis that it would stop Simon from being crucified as his proposed passion play. Now, eighteen days in, Dave was beginning to wonderContinue reading “The Banana Technician’s Lent”

Vicar Publican Butcher Spy

Not for the first time in his life, the Reverend Simon Abernathy was alone on his birthday. Usually he had the village round for a birthday meal, but due to COVID that was now impossible. So he was alone in his living room, in front of a pile of cards and presents given to himContinue reading “Vicar Publican Butcher Spy”