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Mark Liam Piggott is the author of several novels, including “Fire Horses” and “Out of Office” (both published by Legend), and dozens of short stories published in anthologies, magazines and online. He has had hundreds of features published in the nationals, researched and presented for television and film, and been a guest interviewee on TV and radio. Now an editor for literary consultancy The Oxford Editors, he is represented in the US by Titans Management.

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 74: Her father sprayed petrol on the beehives and lit a match

Posted on December 2, 2021 at 2:10 AM


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Once, when her mother was still alive and her father still had something to live for, he had kept bees, selling their h...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 73: Everyone knows where London is. They just don't know what it is

Posted on December 1, 2021 at 2:15 AM


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-You’re not from here, are you? she asks. I sip my tea.

-No.

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 72: Wallaby's been in the night, leaving a cabbage leaf trail and specks of blood

Posted on November 30, 2021 at 1:55 AM


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Wallaby’s been in the night, leaving a cabbage leaf trail and specks of blood. Miller follows the trail and behin...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 71: Above the smashed Boston pub smoke rises

Posted on November 29, 2021 at 4:00 AM


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Defecating in the bush and wiping with leaves he leaves the park in search of food and water for his pill, feeling uncl...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 70: Another plane vanished from the sky: another conflict far away

Posted on November 28, 2021 at 6:10 AM


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Another plane vanished from the sky: another conflict far away. This one crashed to earth. The only dispute was who bro...

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The longest night of my life: my new piece for The Critic

Posted on November 27, 2021 at 5:35 AM


Handle with care. This is my advice to anyone desperate enough to consider ingesting Psilocybin in the hope it will ease their depression, as suggested by researchers at Compass Pathways in London. For although Psilocybin, commonly ing...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 69: On a long straight section of road he inspected his map

Posted on November 27, 2021 at 5:20 AM


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On a long straight section of road he inspected his map: thirty kilometres to the nearest junction, three times further...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 68: I was floating. When I opened my eyes not dead after all: I curse

Posted on November 26, 2021 at 2:05 AM


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I was floating. When I opened my eyes not dead after all: I curse. Carried on makeshift stretcher through night-ruins. ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 67: "I'll kick you so hard in the testes you'll need an operation!"

Posted on November 25, 2021 at 7:40 PM


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Luckily the next watering hole we stumble upon is Holloway’s finest, the Litten Tree, aka the Happy Slapper. Some...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 66: "I was down the market boozer," he said, "and there was this street trader..."

Posted on November 24, 2021 at 3:45 AM


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“I was down the market boozer,” he said, “and there was this street trader with all his mates so I wa...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 65: Beneath the curving staircase to his left a plain wooden door carried a faded brass plate

Posted on November 23, 2021 at 2:30 AM


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Beneath the curving staircase to his left a plain wooden door carried a faded brass plate bearing the unimprovable word...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 64: When he awoke with a tender head he would be embarrassed and ashamed

Posted on November 22, 2021 at 8:40 AM


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When wine got the better of him he would come late at night, his eyes imploring those eyes to pity him and his loneline...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 63: Forest slid by on all sides like we were in some computer game

Posted on November 21, 2021 at 5:55 AM


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Out in the boondocks. Forest slid by on all sides like we were in some computer game. One last stop, down a sad little ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 62: An angry young man, but never hard, I got into numerous fights

Posted on November 20, 2021 at 5:25 AM


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An angry young man, but never hard, I got into numerous fights; as the Whitty’s x-ray department can confirm the ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 61: 9.9.88 (Friday) Patras, Greece

Posted on November 19, 2021 at 2:05 AM


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9.9.88 (Friday) Patras, Greece

People say Patras isn’t Gre...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 60: How to sketch a portrait of Broome?

Posted on November 18, 2021 at 4:05 AM


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How to sketch a portrait of Broome? Take a palette containing some copper reds, some luminous blues, a few brown sticks...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 59: We wake to watch the sun rise over the Bay of Biscay. Actually, that's a lie

Posted on November 17, 2021 at 2:10 AM


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Wednesday 15th

We wake to watch the sun rise over the Bay of Biscay. Actually,...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 58: In the next beach hut, refugees from the Sixties play Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd

Posted on November 16, 2021 at 2:35 AM


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In the next beach hut, refugees from the Sixties play Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd. Wish You Were Here? Welco...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 57: One cold night in another century, the longest of the year, I realised I had lost my keys

Posted on November 15, 2021 at 2:10 AM


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One cold night in another century, the longest of the year, I realised I had lost my keys. The only spare set was with ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 56: Should have felt wrong, shagging someone with Ian Wright on their shirt

Posted on November 14, 2021 at 5:50 AM


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Should have felt wrong, shagging someone with Ian Wright on their shirt; somehow it felt great.

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