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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. 

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 99: Brad brought flowers and pills and a packet of condoms

Posted on December 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM


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Brad brought flowers and pills and a packet of condoms and by the time they reached the bed was so blasted he couldn...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 98: Felt a feeling never felt before, then it pass

Posted on December 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM


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Sis open her legs and I tried waggling around. She sure thought it funny. But then a weird thing happen and little man ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 97: Miller puts down the glass on her dresser and goes to the kitchen

Posted on December 18, 2021 at 5:55 AM


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He wakes mid-afternoon. Miller rises, groggy, picks up the tumbler, sniffing the pink stain and proud he feels no urge ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 96: She watched villagers flee up mountains to disappear into the thin air of the desert heights where eagles hovered

Posted on December 17, 2021 at 4:25 PM


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On the computer she watched barbarous men dynamite ancient mosques and crucify non-believers, make women their chattels...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 95: Now I remembered where I was: amongst the enemy

Posted on December 17, 2021 at 1:50 AM


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Now I remembered where I was: amongst the enemy, a thousand miles from home. I knew what the Russians did to captives: ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 94: It couldn't last. One by one we were picked off by the streets

Posted on December 16, 2021 at 3:25 AM


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It couldn't last. One by one we were picked off by the streets. Mainline fell under a train - one of his bouts of narco...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 93: How the hell could they close a glacier?

Posted on December 15, 2021 at 1:45 AM


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The place looked closed, but the guy waved happily enough when he saw us squinting through the door. I thought all thes...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 92: All the pain, selfishness, friendships forsaken and lovers forced out by my obsession...

Posted on December 14, 2021 at 3:00 AM


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On that strange afternoon when I heard my novel had been accepted I sat in my study, Linda’s photograph looking d...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 91: It was probably the only time I was both young, and knew that I was young

Posted on December 13, 2021 at 1:50 AM


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London, June 2010

It was that journey around Europe that first gave me some id...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 90: Nothing has prepared me for Cable Beach...

Posted on December 12, 2021 at 6:10 AM


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Nothing has prepared me for Cable Beach: the dinosaur layers, the vicious reds, the camel trains and 4WDs leaving tempo...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 89: Hemingway would have taken a goat skin of wine to recover; I take Ibuprofen

Posted on December 12, 2021 at 6:05 AM


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We head north east to Soria, a small town in Castilla y Leon of Oi! graffiti and churches capped with the enormous nest...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 88: Floating above the paddy fields in an Indian helicopter

Posted on December 12, 2021 at 6:00 AM


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Floating above the paddy fields in an Indian helicopter, flashes of colour all around: painted elephants, greedy buffalo, colonial villas ruined by the sun and the vines. Everywhere ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 87: In the summer of 1983, I was fortunate enough to spend a night under the stars

Posted on December 11, 2021 at 5:00 AM


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In the summer of 1983, I was fortunate enough to spend a night under the stars. Although I had known homelessness with ...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 86: Deirdre's folks had a caravan in Wells-next-the-Sea

Posted on December 11, 2021 at 4:45 AM


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It was Mickey’s idea to go on holiday: me, Mickey, Marsha and her mate from police school, Deirdre. Deirdre scare...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 85: The West, where even the sun went, destination for the hungry world

Posted on December 10, 2021 at 2:10 AM


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The woman sat in the booth watching the film, frowning, puzzled: so was Donald. The world portrayed - some rich America...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 84: A truck pulled up past the charred hotdog stand by the empty grey beach

Posted on December 9, 2021 at 2:15 AM


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A truck pulled up past the charred hotdog stand by the empty grey beach dotted with driftwood or dead seals. Honey look...

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#MilitantFactionsQuotes 83: -When I was a kid, he said, -mum took me to the big shop in town and I sat on Father Christmas's knee and he got a boner

Posted on December 8, 2021 at 3:05 AM


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-When I was a kid, he said, -mum took me to the big shop in town and I sat on Father Christmas’s knee and he got ...

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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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