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Author Archive: Garry Crystal

Garry Crystal is a freelance writer living in the UK. His short stories and articles have appeared in print and online including Expats Post, The Andirondack Review, Turnrow Journal, Roadside Fiction and Orato.

His first book Leaving London is available on Amazon and other retailers now.

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The Route

The Route

I truly hated this paper route. I hated it but I knew that suffering this route was the price I would have to pay until someone else gave up one of the better routes, the ones in the areas where you were actually given tips from the customers. The customers on this route didn’t tip, […]

By September 8, 2013 15 Comments Read More →
Politics, it’s for other people isn’t it?

Politics, it’s for other people isn’t it?

When did the writing for money so the bank account could be filled become more important Than writing one sentence that made my head buzz? When did the ashtray get so full that I couldn’t push any more cigarettes into it And it made sense What happened to me Did I become old ? When […]

Recorded Delivery

Recorded Delivery

Every couple of months my uncle would send me some stamps. They would arrive through the letterbox in small brown envelopes. I don’t know why he did this, I had never met him but someone must have told him that I had started to collect stamps. My uncle was in the merchant navy, traveling to […]

By January 12, 2013 7 Comments Read More →
Kryptonite

Kryptonite

Things had been going great and then one night she announced that she wanted a cat. As soon as she had said it, that cat was already in the room, and I knew what was coming but I gave it a hopeless shot anyway. “It’s out of the question, I’m allergic to cats. My ex, […]

Another Day, Another Publishing Scam, I Mean Publishing Offer

Another Day, Another Publishing Scam, I Mean Publishing Offer

This morning, after my usual lying in bed for an hour staring at the ceiling, I switched on the laptop to be greeted with the writer’s dream come true. Yes, an email from a publishing company offering me a book deal with an actual contract. This was it. This is what I had been waiting […]

The UK Government Waging War on the Poor

The UK Government Waging War on the Poor

If American voters need a reminder of the right wing in action they need look no further than the war waged on the poorest and most vulnerable members of British society by the UK government. It’s not too much of a stretch to say that Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor George Osborne and Deputy Prime […]

By November 3, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
The Monday Morning Hangover Blues

The Monday Morning Hangover Blues

The good thing about Londoners is that as well as working hard they also party hard and most people are listening to the same Monday morning blues as I am. But there are slight differences to be seen and they fall into specific categories commonly defined by age. No seat for me as usual today […]

Appraising: A Short Play About Selling Out at Work

Appraising: A Short Play About Selling Out at Work

  An employer/employee appraisal turns argumentative and asks the character defining question of whether or not you would remain in hell if the devil paid you enough. Small office setting. Two employees talking.   Employee 1 I just don’t see why I have to go through this. It’s totally depressing and it won’t change anything. […]

By September 12, 2012 13 Comments Read More →
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