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If it quacks like a duck then it is a duck – well maybe

On 29 June 2012 The Wall Street Journal carried edited extracts of an interview with the inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil postulates that by about 2029 machines will have achieved human level consciousness and the emotional understanding which goes … Continue reading

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Hemlock

The girl approached Malcolm and taking his hand in hers intoned in a soft musical voice “Darkling I listen; and for many a time I have been half in love with easeful death, called him soft names in many a … Continue reading

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The Pain behind the Smile

The below story is not for the faint hearted. In it I attempt to understand what makes a lady turn to prostitution. The factors leading to such a decision are, no doubt many and varied, however Isabel’s (entirely fictional story) … Continue reading

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Lucy

When Lucy appeared in Mark’s life eyebrows hit the roof. How could this crusty old batchellor attract a nubile young thing like Lucy Finch. There she stood just over five feet in height her long black hair framing an exquisitely … Continue reading

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The First Time (Part 3)

Below is part 3 of “The First Time”. Part 1 appeared on 10 June and Part 2 on 11 June. Becky, a graduate with a first class degree in english literature has run up a credit card debt of £5,321. … Continue reading

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The First Time (Part 2)

Below is part 2 of “The First Time” part 1 appeared on 10 June 2012. Becky, a graduate with a first class degree in english literature has run up a credit card debt of £5,321. Believing that she has no … Continue reading

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The First Time

Becky stirred in horror at her credit card statement. Surely she haden’t spent all that money? Becky scanned the list of transactions for the sixth time. There was no mistake, the statement was accurate, the outstanding balance was £5321 . … Continue reading

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