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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 55: mighty molehills of pallets, sleepers and Papish effigies grew skyward to be burnt

Posted on November 13, 2021 at 5:05 AM


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The only fires now came on Eleventh Night when mighty molehills of pallets, sleepers and Papish effigies grew skyward t...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 54: Genevieve went down in the basement with the bag of tramp-clothes and stuffed them in the furnace

Posted on November 12, 2021 at 3:05 AM


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Genevieve went down in the basement with the bag of tramp-clothes and stuffed them in the furnace she kept burning day ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 53: His wife dressed up in leathers for him once a year

Posted on November 11, 2021 at 4:25 AM


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Through pub-hubbub Gaz explained at considerable length but no great erudition why he hated Christmas and they all agre...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 52: A drab middle-aged salesman scooted out of the afternoon drizzle into an empty public house

Posted on November 10, 2021 at 3:25 AM


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On 23rd August 1979 a drab middle-aged salesman scooted out of the afternoon drizzle into an empty public house in a sm...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 51: Daddy's cell rang a tune: Kenny Rogers, fine time to leave me Lucille

Posted on November 9, 2021 at 2:50 AM


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Daddy’s cell rang a tune: Kenny Rogers, fine time to leave me Lucille. Daddy always loved that man. Bet he wished...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 50: One sunny afternoon he got mushroom flashbacks and fed his fingers into the spinning metal

Posted on November 8, 2021 at 2:15 AM


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I think he went to a private school. There's nothing to do in those places except bugger each other's arses and minds. ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 49: The robe only fell as low as her knees, beneath black nylon

Posted on November 7, 2021 at 6:00 AM


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Opening the wrought iron gate he walked up the gravel path and rang the only doorbell: deep within, soft chimes. The bo...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 48: "Well, I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but I voted BNP"

Posted on November 6, 2021 at 5:15 AM


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“Well, I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but I voted BNP.” There’s a frozen silence round the tab...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 47: We are within a hundred metres of the turnstiles when there's a guttural roar from behind

Posted on November 5, 2021 at 2:55 AM


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We are within a hundred metres of the turnstiles when there's a guttural roar from behind. I turn: forty, fifty huge, p...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 46: Maddox's idea was, he felt, more worthy: he wished to bury himself alive

Posted on November 4, 2021 at 2:55 AM


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With the benefit of hindsight, it now seems likely Maddox’s strange ambition might have come about as a result of...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 45: Clutching her anorak about her shoulders Mary shivered and hurried along Fairbridge Road

Posted on November 3, 2021 at 3:05 AM


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Clutching her anorak about her shoulders Mary shivered and hurried along Fairbridge Road to the flats, Father KellyR...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 44: Writing has always been the most subversive of the arts

Posted on November 2, 2021 at 3:05 AM


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Writing has always been the most subversive of the arts. If I was sat here sketching her, not simply sketching her with...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 43: Up in the sky a wompoo fruit dove makes its way south

Posted on November 1, 2021 at 2:50 AM


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Up in the sky a wompoo fruit dove makes its way south, yellow-green underbelly a bright feather comet against pacific s...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 42: Waving a severed arm Martin steps inside shattered frontage and helps himself to home-made pasta

Posted on October 31, 2021 at 6:45 AM


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The crowd are starting to turn. Nathaniel judges it might be prudent to walk on. He nods at Martin, who smiles politely...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 41: As days became weeks and the plane remained missing Fazia wrote of other inexplicable vanishings

Posted on October 30, 2021 at 5:35 AM


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As days became weeks and the plane remained missing Fazia wrote of other inexplicable vanishings. Schoolgirls led into ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 40: No signs designated this border between Europe and Russia

Posted on October 29, 2021 at 2:45 AM


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No signs designated this border between Europe and Russia, no street lights, no fence, not a single sign of human habit...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 39: Each morning in fox-hole more dead bodies, Panzer divisions of lice

Posted on October 28, 2021 at 1:50 AM


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Each time we tried to retreat there came bombardment all around as if entire Russian 62nd army had no interest apart fr...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 38: The papers are full of the funeral and subsequent death of Tony Parsons

Posted on October 27, 2021 at 3:45 AM


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Murf labours under the misapprehension that each of the 22 “proper” boozers (as opposed to wine bars, Turki...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 37: They took me to pubs without names over the door

Posted on October 26, 2021 at 4:15 AM


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They took me to pubs without names over the door, to early morning markets where you could pay butchers to chop up your...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 36: He climbed twenty-three dusty cement steps to the main entrance

Posted on October 25, 2021 at 3:35 AM


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“Reaching the Victorian building with its mock-turrets, its Georgian facades, its blinded windows, he climbed twe...

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