All posts by Alex Jury

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Three Sisters

On a day of wispy clouds and torn shadows, I walked with my two argumentative sisters to the sea. I held the first page of our parents’ will, the more vicious-tempered of my sisters held the second and the most bitter of us all held

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A New Term

The assembly hall is empty, school’s finished for the day, even the teachers have gone home. In the way of large buildings usually filled with people and noise, it’s creepy, the corridors echo, every shadow takes an uncanny form. I walk down the corridor towards

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Chef’s Special

I tell her I’ll order the wine as my French is pretty fluent. The waiter takes my order with an impassive nod and removes the water glasses. I look at the girl I’ve taken out across the table; she looks tense and slightly fearful. I

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If They Give You Lined Paper, Write the Other Way

The thing is, if you’re going to stick a sign up saying, ‘Please do not climb on the guns’ then that’s exactly what I’m going to do. There’s nothing malicious about it, I’ve just noticed that when adults forbid you from doing anything, it’s usually

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The Fosdyke Jones Annual Objectives Conference

It’s the Fosdyke Jones Annual Objective Conference next week and this is the symbol they’ve chosen: a bee. It’s on all the stationery, invites and posters for the conference and it’s supposed to represent us, the humble workers producing all this lovely golden honey of

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Writer’s Retreat

I saw it on a discounted holiday cottage website and fell for the description: “19th century Alpine cottage, gorgeously unique with many original features. In a tranquil setting in the area where Charles Dickens wrote many of his classic works, this wonderful cottage would provide,