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The Kiss

There are several young people in the art gallery sketching copies of the grand masters’ works but you notice her in particular because she is...
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Wish You Were Here (yma whans dhym ty dhe vos omma)

The summer Ruth spends in Cornwall is glorious. She stays with her Aunt Jane, her mother’s younger sister, who, with her husband Roger, moved to St...

The BC Adventure 44

14 May, 1923 Cedar Creek My Dear sweet Mummie wife I've just heard that the two mails a week have started, so not to lose it this time I'm writing...

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (16) The Highfinch Curate (Part 01)

The village of Highfinch sat just on the edge of the Pepperstock Hills and Lily Green Hollows Golf Club separated the village from the Hamlet of Lily Green and since moving there in January, Nick Faulkner, had completely immersed himself in Village life and they welcomed him with open arms such was the nature of celebrity.

SUNDIAL

The sun burned bright Its rays struck the sundial

Choice Tales from the Vale – (045) A Room with a View (Part 01)

Claire Jarvis went to University in London where she studied English at Roehampton and it was for her, like many girls of her age, a life defining time. She was the only child of well to do parents, who divorced when she was seven and as a result she had been thoroughly spoilt and was given everything her heart desired, except the one thing she craved most in all the world, their love and as a result she withdrew into her own world.

On the "Superbug" !?? story in The Washington Post

Regarding the super-bug, I don't feel the story is sincere. Today's civilization is semi-advanced in some ways: medicine is not one of them. It hasn'...

the fly

There must be a bit of humanity In this little modern fly Sitting very amicably Wondering how when and why In a kind of rudimentary way It ponders on...

Count sheep (Children's song)

(Intro) One sheep, two sheep, three sheep, four sheep, five sheep, six sheep, seven sheep more sheep... 1. If you want to sleep then try counting...
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Le Cock: My Struggle.

I’m reading ‘The International Literary Phenomenon’, Some Rain Must Fall: My Struggle, Book 5 , by Karl Ove Knausgaard. Cliché after cliché so it...
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No More Pussy Galore

No More Pussy Galore So she lent her fist to his face for a while purposely punctuating his velveteen smile graciously grinding the skin from his...
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Yellow for my daughter

An edit of an old piece I want to re-post in memory of my daughter Julia Jane Macpherson who died suddenly May 18th. She also wrote on this site as Overthetop1. Coral Jane

Full Circle In The Wheel Of Life Part Three

Sylvie by now was becoming uneasy, not sure if she would sound authoritative enough over the intercom. Pressing the button a man's voice called out...

The Music In You

The Music In You By Paul McCann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zHKhvEqoMg A dickiebird spread the word and soon everybody heard you can’t deny that...

Jack Mutant - Which Way Is Down (1)

‘What form are you in again Jack?’ ‘7G, I’m in 7G mum.’ Jack coughed, coughed it away. His form number seemed loaded with doom, 7G; the seven being...

The BC Adventure 43

March 8, 1923 Cedar Creek My own lovey darling, I've just remembered that the mail goes out tomorrow morning so here goes. Last week was splendid...

So it goes

The serving suggestions on the front of food boxes are eternally misleading. It seduces me in to imaginary notions of al fresco living. I became...

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