Mini Mag: Crime

29Dec

Mini Mag 141

Guru Tony says … I’m not a fan of Piers Morgan but the idea that a petition could lead to expulsion from a country for non-violent views is, to me, horrendous. Send him back to the UK? America, keep him. Please keep him.
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Polly Ticks says … Lib Dem leader says UK must stay in European Union. Typical of a deputy Prime Minister who has made a laughing stock of democracy with his pact in the Coalition govt. Very European Union.
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Pappa Razzi says … Gerry Anderson has died at 83. Creator of Supermarionation, his hit TV series of the 60s – Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet – were groundbreaking successes & inspired many, including me. He will be missed.
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THE CRIME POST

WATCHING: The thief watched the
festivities, preparing for what he had
to do. The ghost of his past justified
his life – too many Scrooges had ruined
it for him. The ghost of the present
then showed him thousands of other
victims who had overcome it. He was not
impressed. Hence, as the warder turned
off the TV and ordered him to his cell,
he continued to be the ghost of
his own future.
***

Newgate hanging tree
Infamous to gallows swing
Birth of Gala Day
***
OFFEND: He was determined to con the
girl at the party – to offend. Indeed,
he told so many lies that soon his
long false nose became redundant.
***
When years aren’t new
But just a different number
You are standing still
***
Call back Sun for stories

I, CRIME WRITER
by Anthony North
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Flash Fiction in crime genre
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10Nov

Mini Mag 134

Guru Tony says … London councils buying up houses in rest of country ready for Apr 2013 when housing benefit is capped, forcing poor out. London’s great cleansing of the poor.
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Polly Ticks says … Obama gets 4 more yrs. Why are western govts always staying in for more than one term now? Votes should always go to the party not in power. Don’t give any long enough to do damage.
My Politics page

Prof Isaac Galistein says … UK suffering a brain drain again, as professionals go overseas. Britain has forgotten how to run itself. A lack of imagination in an increasingly decadent country.
My Graduates page

THE CRIME POST

STRUGGLE: When her husband was
kidnapped she struggled with the
silence. She was told: do NOT contact
the police. She never told; nor paid
the ransom. And weeks later her
struggle failed and she
screamed: ‘Yes!!!’
***
Not a sound is heard
Struggle through the crescendo
Silence is noisy
***
AMPHIBIAN: His criminal types called
him Amphibian for his escapes. But as
he stared at the road, police close, he
said: where’s the sewage cover gone?
***
He was so fierce
Vanquished all – except his own
Inadequacy
***
REMEMBER THEM: The battle looked so
abstract as they looked down from above.
Recently departed, they pondered upon
truth, the greatest abstract of all. For
there IS only one truth: there isn’t
one. Yet still the politician criminals
sent them. But there IS a cause …
So remember this as they fall,
They died for their loved one,
The noblest cause of all

BARD STUFF
by Anthony North
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29Sep

Mini Mag 128

Polly Ticks says … Lib Dem leader Clegg wants to sting the rich with taxes. Here’s what he should do: pull out of the coalition and cause an election.
My Politics page

Prof Isaac Galistein says … Hubble telescope has new images of cosmos 500m yrs after its formation. Yet is it real, or the result of our particular way of looking?
My Science page

Guru Tony says … Makers of Kit Kat have placed 6 trackers in their bars & when they find you you’ll get £10k. How to get us used to being bugged.
My Technology page

THE CRIME POST

ABSENT: Empty alley. Windows staring,
invitingly. The intruder entered, stole.
Next morning the child smiled, tooth
absent, replaced by surprise.
***
He took the credit
Cleaned out loads of fat accounts
He pleaded guilty
***
PLACATE: They stood at the cliff edge.
2 of them, where once there’d been one
– after he’d pushed him off. To placate
the ghost, soon there were none.
***
It was always free
Food, drink, a bed every night
Sadly he was not
***
LUNCH: Hid under the window, the
detective evaded the cannibals’ luncheon,
but had a sense of failure. The murder
suspect had been the main course.

INMATE, EARTH
by Anthony North
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11Aug

Mini Mag 121

Prof Isaac Galistein says … UK eBook sales have overtaken print. This revolution has 2 causes – the ease of downloading, and total ineptitude of traditional publishing.
My Technology page

Polly Ticks says … After Lords reform defeat, Brit Coalition is in trouble as Lib Dems won’t play ball with boundary changes. Every dictatorship crumbles.
My Politics page

Guru Tony says … As the Olympics comes to an end, congrats to all Olympians, especially my fellow Brits. Our best performance since 1908. Very well done!!

THE CRIME POST

BATHING: He bathed in his success. So
many deals, bribes, cons. And now he
had a pool to bath in forever – as
his victims held him under.
***
Crime had lessened now
Another timely sojourn
‘Til night falls again
***
ERUDITE: We must be erudite. The room
was locked; the presents were stolen. No
suspects but the toy figures. Motive? He
did always break their legs.
***
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24Jun

Mini Mag 114

Polly Ticks says … Global leaders soul search over responsibility for impending Eurozone crisis. So who IS responsible? The first reason lies in the initial downturn. Through Globalisation, economies are so interlinked that a crisis in one area spreads like a virus. Globalisation is a house of cards.
A second reason can be found in continental European philosophy which is holistic in nature, in that it loves grand designs bringing Europe together. It was tried with Fascism and Communism. The European Union is a more subtle attempt.
And of course, a third reason lies in the people who believed the dream of affluence without responsibility. That was all of us. Globalisation offered a pact with the individual, and as we should know, if you make a pact with the Devil, there’s an eventual payback.
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THE CRIME POST

To possess; to steal
I must take from him – a crime?
Her name is Crystal
***
INCANDESCENT: He was shining, his mind
emitting light upon his world. Even the
6 foot toad looked appealing. Of course,
the next trip would kill him.
***
Confidence to cheat
Must convince to set the sting
Crime pays … the cop’s wage

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12May

Mini Mag 108

Polly Ticks says … Summer of protest planned by Brit public sector workers over cuts and pensions. They’ll get little public support. Cuts are needed. The problem is they’re happening too fast. And they get better pensions than most private sector workers. Maybe this is why their protests are piecemeal.
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Guru Tony says … So, French and Greek voters have their say, rejecting austerity measures. And I don’t blame them. When you’re ruled by unelected Euro committees of bureaucrats, and dictated to by Big Biz, you should know you’re not far from serfdom. And to think, Europe invented democracy.
My Economics page

THE CRIME POST

TREASURE: The baby was a treasure
seeking treasure. The man holds it to
him as baby cries. He didn’t understand.
Thought only: you stole my dummy.
***

ESSAY: ROBBERY – Robbery is taking what belongs to another. But what belongs? It all comes down to ownership. Capitalism extended the right of ownership to all – it had to be for people to buy things – but before this, ownership was a product of power; basically, who could use their power to rob the most. Of course, we need laws of ownership, and penalties for robbing from others, but it should be remembered that wealth began with crime.
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Blogger Bard says:
The Arsonist strikes
Fire of bitterness licks
Cleanse mind with death’s flame
***
CRIMSON: Crimson is often the colour
of crime, evident at so many scenes.
It flows from within. The heat of
adversity; the result of stupidity;
the outcome of vacuity … The blush
of the victim.
***
I pine for freedom
I am innocent, yet jailed
Through neighbour from hell

I pine for freedom
I could take no more, so bang!!!
My neighbour’s in hell

I pine for freedom
Redemption! – he’s forgiven
Yet I’m still in hell

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15Apr

Mini Mag 104

Polly Ticks says … As a new in-work benefits regime comes in in UK, survey of job centres show only half of vacancies give enough hours to qualify for it. That damn poverty trap will always arise.
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Guru Tony says … Brit police looking at gas to use during riots. No!!! We don’t do that here. For centuries police had simple snatch tactics to arrest ringleaders. I assume that’s too dangerous for them now.
My Crime page

THE CRIME POST

PRICE: Mowing the lawn transported
him to a tranquil place. Beneath
the blades, destruction. Always a
price for man to leave his mark.
***
Criminal intent
Empty shells are everywhere
They say: I’m homeless

ESSAY: NEWS – News can often be criminal. Whenever reporting a crime, it’s sensational. After all, they have viewing figures to chase. This leaves people thinking crime is more prevalent than it is. And always a parade of victims to cause an emotional response. This is subtle. Feelings are extreme, then gone. This stops us thinking too much.
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Blogger Bard says:
Annoyance in life
Self inflicted reaction
Chief motive for crime
***
Every single time
When he robbed the cops were there
Serendipity

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18Mar

Mini Mag 100

Dr Illya Ness says … Many senior doctors in surgeries are left with just one day a week to see patients as UK govt reforms of health service tie them up in reorganisation. Turning doctors into administrators is mad. As I’ve said before: modern efficiency means twice as many experts doing half the work.
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Guru Tony says … Half of Britain’s young black men are now unemployed. Why is it so many don’t gel with society? Early IQ tests can offer an answer. It seems those who did best came from the prevalent culture. It seems ‘intelligence’ & belonging is as much about culture as true intelligence. So WE fail them.
My Xenophobia page

THE CRIME POST

RENEW: The Godly Knights renewed themselves
each week with bread & wine. The next morn,
monks whipped them to church for Eucharist
& redemption.
***
Rule by Divine Right
Miracle of politics
Kings were good con men

ESSAY: JOUSTING – Jousting was part of Medieval ideology, linking warriordom and chivalry to a king who ruled by Divine Right. God and thinking were one. It is similar to computer gaming, changing young minds to think in parallel but without long attention span. Hence, they data process but don’t seek wisdom. Just what today’s corporate world wants.
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Blogger Bard says:
Knight hides in armour
While peasants are hacked to death
Battle was hell then
***
THE QUEST: The Knight quested long
for the Grail, determined to reach
Godly purity. Finally, he found it.
He killed nearly 100 men to take it,
and the encrusted jewels guaranteed
the only purity he desired.
***
Endurance of old
When different thought led to stake
For the love of God

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19Feb

Mini Mag 96

Dr Illya Ness says … There is a revolt in the Tory Party against the health service reforms. Is the govt beginning to care? No. They fear they could harm chances of re-election.
My Illness page

Polly Ticks says … Prime Minister wants a football ‘racism’ summit. Discrimination should always be fought, but what the hell has this to do with the govt? They want to politicise everything nowadays.
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Guru Tony says … Poor diet kills 2.6 million infants a year worldwide. Did the 3rd World have such problems before western interference, or did their society cope? Beware. Globalisation kills.
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THE CRIME POST

REVOLUTION: The elderly lady noticed
the young couple behind her. She thought:
mugging. A revolution in attiude as she
took out her knife – robbed them.

Techie Without A Clue says:
They are light fingered
Stealing your life, like fairies
Elemental hacks

ESSAY: FRAUD – Don’t you just hate it – being told things that aren’t true. And if the lie goes on, and you’re conned? Well, fraud just isn’t nice, is it? And confidence tricksters are the scum of the earth. So please forgive me as you read this essay. That’s fiction writing for you. Fraud for the law abiding.

Blogger Bard says:
He’s fed up of drafts
Smash window – police give him bed
Break from homelessness
***
ELEMENTAL: Conan Doyle wrote more than
Sherlock Holmes; even about fairies –
which caused a problem when he got mixed
up and a fairy appeared in a Holmes
tale. Sherlock scratched his head.
Said: ‘It’s elemental, my dear Watson.’
***
He did love the spring
Cash down; spring sprung. Caught!!! By cop
Locked up ’til next Spring

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22Jan

Mini Mag 92

Polly Ticks says … Mass credit downgrading in Eurozone countries, ‘cos leaders are not doing enough. Good example of who rules – politicians or business.
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Dr Illya Ness says … Charities speak of ‘neurology timebomb’ as Parkinson’s, MS and motor neurone increase, but what surveys are being made into the modern life causing it?
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Pappa Razzi says … Wikipedia blacked out last week in protest at copyright legislation. I’m all for guarding copyright, but not sneak attacks on freedom.
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THE CRIME POST

BLUSTER: A crime takes a criminal and
an idiot. I knew that. And as I told
them my horse could talk, it diverted
them from the safe. But it grassed.

Guru Tony says:
For good or for ill
There is always a motive
Behind every smile

ESSAY: BLACKMAIL – Blackmail is the vile attempt to gain something from another by threat of disclosing a secret. Yet blackmail could be on the way out. It relies on society having a strong moral ethic, so as morality declines, so does the possibility of disgrace. Who’d have thought that immorality could be a means of fighting crime.

Blogger Bard says:
A silhouette world
Shadows thriving in the shade
This is where crime lives
*****
NIGHTMARE: She was tied up, naked and dead.
Somehow, though, I knew it was a dream –
mere symbolism of the end of my latest
relationship. But as I awoke, I screamed.
She was tied up, naked and dead.
*****
Crimson – so vivid
At crime scenes you see it often
Blushes of the fool

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