Trumpet’s Downfall, part 5

This the final instalment of The Rise & Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq. I hope you've enjoyed it.Critiques and comments welcomed. Trumpet set Phibbs to examining the legality of the charges and what his potential liability might amount to while he marched to the door of Mademoiselle Fifi Fontaine. It was Mrs Mayfly who greeted…Read more Trumpet’s Downfall, part 5

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Trumpet’s Downfall, part 3

(part 3 of The Rise & Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq.) Thomas Wellspring II found Bench waiting for him, as arranged, in the back room of a small alehouse, down a laneway near the dockside. It was a deceptive location, he noted, barely noticeable in the alley gloom but inside, so much more spacious than…Read more Trumpet’s Downfall, part 3

Trumpet’s Downfall, part 2

Part 4 of The Rise & Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq. This is it, blog post #500. I began writing this blog in 2014 but by March 2016, I had written only 80 blogs. The other 420 have been written since then. It is fun but it does take time to find your groove, so…Read more Trumpet’s Downfall, part 2

Trumpet’s Downfall, part 1

part 3 of The Rise & Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq. Jack Connell had everything stacked against him; an Irish born Romany migrant worker, married to Consuela, a Spanish Romany woman. He worked for Trumpet Fisheries and eked a miserable life out of digging razor fish and clams from the shallow salt marshes on the…Read more Trumpet’s Downfall, part 1

Trumpet’s Downfall

Last week, I read a story about Charles Dickens and the names he chose for his characters in his books. That got me thinking what Mr Dickens, himself a campaigner and great philanthropist, would make of the name 'Trump.' So I decided to write a Dickensian style story with a character named Trumpet, a bombastic…Read more Trumpet’s Downfall

Trumpet’s Challenge, Part II

Part 2 of a Dickensian style trilogy, The Rise and Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq. ...........................   Five generations of Thomas Wellspring's family grew up on the shoreline of Failsafe . Wellsprings were fishermen, sailors and, for the last three generations since his grandfather, Benjamin, started his business, fishmongers. Indeed, until recent years, Wellspring's Fishmongers…Read more Trumpet’s Challenge, Part II

Trumpet’s Triumph, Part I, a Dickensian tale

Part 1 of The Rise & Fall of Donald Trumpet Esq. Picture credit: nymag.com After posting a story yesterday,,  reblogged from The Literary Hub, about the origins of some of those names so beloved of Victorian English writer, Charles Dickens, it occurred to me that Donald Trump would've made an ideal Dickensian moniker. So I…Read more Trumpet’s Triumph, Part I, a Dickensian tale