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The Golden Girl – Part 4. Conclusion

The Golden Girl – Part 4 is the conclusion of the life story of Margaret. In many ways, it is also an overview of life for two couples, during the 40-year span from the 1960s through to the 1990s.

Having started with so much, and finishing with so little, we now gain a glimpse of the motivating forces that pushed this story to its conclusion.

Perhaps we can use it as a cautionary tale. But it’s up to you, the listener, to delve its meaning.

 

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The Golden Girl – Part 2

The Golden Girl – Part 2 is the second of our four-part series.  The runnaway bride reappeared briefly, but the timing was bad.  And now she has a different husband. But has she “stuffed up” again.

The 1966 Aberafan disaster wiped out every child in the village

Sadly we could not bring you the original voices of the Welsh Male Choir, but this version is a good alternative.

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MakesYouThink Reflection

The Golden Girl Part 1

The Golden Girl Part 1 is almost two parts in itself. It begins with a friendship that almost comes to an end on the most crucial of days. But survives, only to falter again, at the worst possible time.

Ten Pound Poms was colloquial for a bi-government initiative between England and Australia – in an attempt to help populate the country. The fares would be paid from the UK to Australia, with a two-year compulsory stay. Otherwise, the fare had to be repaid.

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LifeInTheSlowLane

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill: A little story in keeping with our times.  Two young women who have been friends since childhood, resume their friendship.

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LifeInTheSlowLane

Keeping up with Mr. Jones

Keeping up with Mr. Jones is better described as a yarn than a story. Not ‘a shaggy dog story’. By tradition, they are long and multi-directional. This is short and focused. And keeping in line with the season just past, leaves a nice warm fuzzy feeling with you as you come to the end of the simple tale.

We introduce a new reader to fastfictionpodcasts. Trevor Bell first appeared in A Day Too Long, and later, An Ordinary Couple. Keeping up with Mr. Jones is his first narrative, and we think his voice is ideal for yarn spinning. If you want to know a little more about him, go to the Rogues Gallery.

While we like to think this is a ‘nice’ story, our next one will be ‘nasty’. Indeed, The Sound of Silence may keep you awake at night. So ensure you sleep well before we release it. Take care.