The pretty policeman

Police Cadet Pettigrew stood head bowed, heart racing. His face was drained of colour. He jerked from one foot to the other. Ashamed. Humiliated. The nineteen-year-old shuddered. Soon tears would flow like a stream going down a hill. Police-sergeant Harris growled. “You damn fool. You bloody idiot.” Pettigrew shook some more. He clasped his hands … Continue reading The pretty policeman

The rookie deputy sheriff

Sheriff Connelly stared down his long nose at the snivelling rookie deputy quaking before him. “What a fool. A complete idiot. A waste of space,” he thought. His grey eyes blazed, “What kind of people is the City employing these days?” Connelly held his temper. Deputy Bahr squirmed. Sweat soaked his forehead and his head … Continue reading The rookie deputy sheriff

Another adventure at Camp Cottage

See also: Adventure at Camp Cottage -- click here   Julian bounded into the sitting room. The sun was shining brightly. My, the boy thought, what another gay day. The sun has been shining every day since I came to Camp Cottage to spend the summer with my Uncle Dick and Aunt Fanny. “Does the … Continue reading Another adventure at Camp Cottage

The rookie deputy sheriff

Sheriff Connelly stared down his long nose at the snivelling rookie deputy quaking before him. “What a fool. A complete idiot. A waste of space,” he thought. His grey eyes blazed, “What kind of people is the City employing these days?” Connelly held his temper. Deputy Bahr squirmed. Sweat soaked his forehead and his head … Continue reading The rookie deputy sheriff

Fake News at New Year

Five louts birched after New Year’s brawl Brocklehurst Bugle Five louts each received 12 strokes of the birch on their bare buttocks for brawling in the street after a new law came into force at midnight on New Year’s Day. The five, aged between 19 and 21, appeared before Brocklehurst Magistrates on Tuesday. Police Inspector … Continue reading Fake News at New Year

Neighbourhood Watch Vigilantes

The houses in The Avenue were big, many were sedate Edwardian monstrosities with attics occupied by teenagers or au pairs. Limed oak or pastel-sponged kitchens extended into pretty conservatories, and garages had been converted into home offices or games rooms. Front gardens were well tended, with not an ugly spotted laurel or dull privet to … Continue reading Neighbourhood Watch Vigilantes

That Connor Kid

“War..warr’s going on?” Lars Alexanderson woke from his sleep with a start. “What time is it?” From the street outside his bedroom music was blaring rock-stadium loud. “What is it?” His wife Ingrid was awake now. “It’s that goddam Connor kid. What time is it?” Ingrid switched on the bedside lamp. “Nearly two o’clock. This … Continue reading That Connor Kid

Keynes College Caning Case

Chief Inspector Morose gulped on his fourth pint as he studied the written report in his hand. Another killing at a college. Oxford would soon surpass those villages at Midsomer as the murder capital of the world. Just then Sergeant Lois hurried into the pub. Morose hated working with a girl but these were modern … Continue reading Keynes College Caning Case

Fake News #11

Sen. Magistrates Welcome New Judicial Caning Law EXCLUSIVE Brocklehurst Bugle Senior Magistrate Col. CET Thumpington-Smythe of the Brocklehurst Bench has welcomed the new law allowing male offenders up to the age of 40 to be caned on the bare buttocks. Col. Thumpington-Smythe (pictured above) said young men especially needed a severe dose of discipline. He … Continue reading Fake News #11