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My name is Martin and I enjoy writing the kind of short stories I like to read. The people in them are often bonkers, vindictive, skewed and sometimes dangerous. They are set in and around my home town of Newbury, a quiet market town in West Berkshire in the South of England.

 

Most are humourous, off-beat,  and hopefully good fun, though occasionally you will find a sad or moralistic tale- Give them a go – and please let me know what you think.

 

Martin

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  1. Hey, I just found your blog through Amy-Westphal.com
    I used to live in Newbury town center and then in Enborne before I moved to London.
    Look forward to reading your stories.

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    1. Dear Caramel

      Thank you so much for your message of support. Newbury will be forever fab, but not the same without you as a resident – everyone says so. As a resident myself, I can hopefully get away with saying it remains a town of odd folk of varying motives to habit my silly stories. I hope you enjoy them – let me know! I look forward to reading your blog. Martin

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      1. Thanks Martin. I have a good friends in Newbury, Thatcham, Headley, Enborne, Kintbury and Hungerford who I keep in touch with. Most of them have paid me a visit when they come into London. I was very happy there.
        I can imagine you have a great sources for stories. I knew lots of super-fit residents of Newbury in their nineties. They all had cats who were about twenty years of age. I always if there was something in the water that keep the vintage generation going for so long.
        I worked for a year for a married couple who were 100 and 94 – they were incredible.
        Yep…I will be checking out more of your stories definitely. Will you post some photos of the lovely countryside

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  2. Caramel

    You are right about our perky pensioners – what a bunch! As you are a fan of mischievous matures, can be so bold as to lead you to my story ‘The Turbothrob Triple-X’ – it’s on my blog and may just remind you of your feisty centenarian. I’ll see what I can do in regard to pics of ol’ Newbs town, in the meantime I see I have plenty to read on your blog.

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  3. Doug says:

    It’s the 2nd time reading but still funny. As a perky pensioner I still don’t understand what the hell is going on but it’s a rollicking tale. And it nearly solved the Thatcham crossing dilemma.

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  4. Thanks Doug! I’ve bought myself a sketch book and pencil and have started drawing illustrations to add to some of my old stories. I’m no artist, but with my daughter taking illustration at Uni I have begun sketching in the hope that I might get some tips from her. This also has the side benefit/drawback of resurrecting previous stories from the depths of my blog, so apologies if you have read them before!

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