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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 82: The first tethered hot air balloon flight took place in Paris on 19 October 1783

Posted on December 7, 2021 at 2:00 AM


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The first tethered hot air balloon flight took place in Paris on 19 October 1783, designed by the Montgolfier Brothers ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 81: Cutting his clothes away I set to work. Not much blood: heart stopped pumpin'

Posted on December 6, 2021 at 1:55 AM


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Cutting his clothes away I set to work. Not much blood: heart stopped pumpin’. The toes were easy, feet not so ba...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 80: He didn't get off with Sarah and good job too

Posted on December 5, 2021 at 6:25 AM


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He didn't get off with Sarah and good job too. I heard she once had a boyfriend who she loved. One morning she found hi...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 79: He sat on the low wall outside the hospital and people gave him money

Posted on December 5, 2021 at 6:20 AM


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‘Eva Hersch loved this place’: that’s what it said on the silver plate screwed into the bench. He was...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 78: Once they're all sloshed Mike suggests they swap partners

Posted on December 5, 2021 at 5:55 AM


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Once they’re all sloshed Mike suggests they swap partners, and Sue’s mood of resigned boredom momentarily l...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 77: We'd each necked a pill from Greentooth

Posted on December 4, 2021 at 4:00 AM


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We'd each necked a pill from Greentooth, just to make sure we weren't being robbed. Or rather, Kirk had: I kept mine un...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 76: Peter was seeking momentary solace in his room with a newspaper cutting of Mariella Frostrup

Posted on December 4, 2021 at 3:55 AM


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One night, tired of television (if, as Elvis Costello once remarked, “the ‘Late Review’ is wrestling ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 75: Even the books he'd read on Colditz escapees offered few clues on where to hide earth

Posted on December 3, 2021 at 2:05 AM


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A further problem was where to hide the excess soil. Maddox considered mixing it with water and flushing it away, but a...

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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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