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Christopher Bradbury

Location: Barnsley, United Kingdom

Member Since: June 2013

Last online: June 2020

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Last Updated Apr 26, 2020

The New Normal

Hi All,

What an awful phrase! 'The new normal'! Normal is normal is normal, that's it. The thing is, there is no 'normal'; there never has been. We are guided by laes and moral boundaries, but within those, 'normal' - or what we know as such - is a rainbow and thank God for that. I'm not sure I would want to live in any kind of 'normal'; it reeks of homogenism and has no room for the individual, the different, the artist, anyone who looks at life askew and lives life from a different perspective. Don't be normal, I say! Take normal and tear it apart and put colour into that rainbow.

It's also a time when the deformed dinosaur of racsim has reared its ugly head. I was talking  - I say talking; I mean tip-tappng on the keyboard - to someone who is very pasionate about the whole 'Black Lives Matter' concept. Don't all lives matter? I asked. Their response was, how can you respect all lives if you cannot even respect one section of life? It was a fair reponse, but one that demeaned the people whom he was defending. So long as you segregate by thought, you will segregate by deed, however unconsciously. By saying that one section of society matters, not only do you make that section exclusive, you exclude others by doing so. No one has the right to oppress or demean or harm another, regardless of colour, gender, sexuality or belief. We all matter. You do not overcome oppression by becoming oppressive. You do not spread hope by the quasing of belief, cuture or opinion. You do not create history by obliterating the past.

I demand tolerance, patience, love, kindness, consideration and equality. I reject oppression of opinion, thought and deed. I accept that every action has a consequence, not only for those against whom we act, but against the person performing the act.

All lives matter.

All the best to you and yours.

Chris B


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Chris Bradbury was born in 1962. He attended schools in Bracknell, Windsor, Mauritius and Bloxham and, despite all these, failed to learn a thing. He spent his formative years in a cocoon and failed to see the time go by. When he woke up he realised that it was too late.

He has been a shop worker, a hospital porter, worked in medical records, in the CSSD department, as an estate agent, as a nurse, as a delivery driver and a bus driver and now works in a warehouse, ironically for a one of Britain's best publishers of military books. Do they publish fiction? Do they heck as like! Hey ho.

He is married to a lady and has some lady children.

He loves them.

He has written over twenty books including the Mike Ward series of spy novels.


Phoenix - An Examination of the Causes of World War Two

The High Commissioner’s Wife

The Devil Inside


No Time to Repent


The Stilling of the Heart

Shorts – A collection of novellas and short stories

Condition of Life - The Poetic Confessions of a Grumpy Old Man

The Ghost of Dormy Place and Other Tales

The Ashes of an Oak

A Kind and Gentle Man

Praxis (Sci-Fi Fantasy - with Ian Makinson)

Praxis – Part Two: Regeneration Paradox (Sci-Fi Fantasy - with Ian Makinson)

Praxis - Part 3 The Liar’s truth - (Sci-Fi Fantasy - with Ian Makinson)


Earthbound Part Two - Hellbound

Chine (Horror)

Uncomfortably Numb (Play)

The Scarlet Darter (fiction for children)

Unton’s Teeth and Other Tales of Wordful Mystification (poems for children)

A Beginner’s Guide to the Wars of the Roses

A Beginner’s Guide to Creative Writing

A Beginner’s Guide to Death




A Most Notorious Man

Chaddleworth - short

The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre - short

The Ease of the Affair - Talking Head

A Perfect Way – Talking Head

Uncomfortably Numb



I work with Mainline Design of London.



A Most Notorious Man (2020)


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