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.14 why am I 'vegan'?

Why am I 'Vegan'? Why do I reject the social normality of eating animal flesh and produce? Why is it so important to me to be different and awkward?...
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To Dance in the Shadows

To Dance in the Shadows Dew lay like a wet blanket on mother deer and her young one, as they drew warmth from each other. Young buck stood,...
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Shades of `Cold Comfort...`

She came towards the end of Autumn A cousin of a cousin. We were farm entrenched Farm deep in earth yield And carcass cuts Drenched in milk lakes And...
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Jack Mutant - Which Way is Down? (part ten)

Jack woke to find a warm, scraggy lump pushed up close to him, he reached out his hand and ran his fingers through Bristol’s coarse fur, the dog made...
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To Trump or not to Trump

I worked for over thirty years in the political arena of WNY. Many of those years were spent battling in the super-heated contests of local elections...
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Ready. Aim. Fire.

Before , when they barely knew each other, Ben told her he had a secret. It prickled for years, under the surface, under her skin. He would often...
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The Golden House

Once, a poor boy was walking through the forest when he found a golden key lying on the ground and, picking it up he thought. "Where there is a...
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Aria

S ilken fingers flow into mine tender hands caress my cheek your mesmerising voice drifts across my senses as raindrops cling to summer’s ripened...
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Hydrotherapy Est. 1894 (2)

Image: © José Manuel Suárez/Wikimedia Commons
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Hydrotherapy Est. 1894 (1)

Image: © José Manuel Suárez/Wikimedia Commons
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Pavement Diamonds

Not about much... photo free of copyright issues. (I asked the estate agent).
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Queen Cordelia's Lament.

I silently slumber beneath tired air as sounds of sourness mediate rhythms to my shattered heart. Our rainbow’s edge pierced, I fell to sodden earth...
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Gods And Men

Pretentious rubbish? Probably. Image would have been a screenshot from BBC Parliament posted on line by the Daily Mirror, but hey... this is from Flicker... no copyright issues.
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Black Cross (Chapter One)

Extract from The Fortford Times, September 31 st 1978 “ Serial Animal Killer” Strikes Again Deaths of up to 30 cats found decapitated in Blackcross...
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The Way Things Have Always Been

Two related pieces here - the first I wrote in the middle of last year the second more recently. The Way Things Have Always Been (JULY 2017)...
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DREAMING

I turned a golden key to open the closet door. My dream slipped out and smashed on the ebony tiles. A thousand shards of shining glass changed to...
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Beyond

There was fear in the yard and the wood mouse hid....
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A man of few words

This is what happens when you sit reading Heaney
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Coffee and Cake at the Writers Club

A tongue-in-cheek affair - based loosely on a writing circle I was in years ago. Mind you, one wonders if things ever change that much. I know I haven't and I'm as guilty probably as the next writer .
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