Rock breaking open to reveal the gold inside

Fiction by Judy Backhouse

Stories, snippets and samples of my fiction projects

Judy Backhouse

Published by Vine Leaves Press

My best present this festive season was a note on Christmas eve from Jessica Bell, the Editor of Vine Leaves Press to say that a (very short) story I'd submitted had been accepted for publication. Vine Leaves Press publishes a daily story in their 50…

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Judy Backhouse

Specification 1: Peon Individual-Human Assistant

Specification: ITU-T:PIHA:H001:2049:Peon Individual-Human Assistant: Hardware elements, high-level overview Working group: Peon core functionality - engineering overview Publication date: 05 March 2049 Notes: This specification replaces PIHA:H001:2047 and is to be read in conjunction with specifications PIHA:H010 to PIHA:H999 which detail the components described herein. Overall…

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Judy Backhouse

Vignette 5: Direct democracy

"Do you want to vote next month?" "Yes Mo, you know I do." "Why?" "Because the health centre matters to me. Because we need the funds, because we are not catching cases early enough to do good preventative interventions." "And to be eligible to vote…

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