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The Vulture, Pt.1

Adam let out a generous yawn, covering his mouth like he was taught to do. He had hardly slept the previous night, favoring an empty sketchbook and...
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Trash Night, Pt. 2

He didn’t care how it got here…but there has to be some logical explanation. The raccoon moved its investigation to the suckers. It poked and pawed...
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Trash Night, Pt. 1

The click and rattle of a resuscitated air conditioner set upon the room. The time displays of the oven and microwave began blinking, demanding to be...
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chemo 16

Yesterday the bell rang outside our chemo department. Amy had finished her chemo and the bell was there to proclaim the news that she was done. Amy...
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Troy and Me (A Christmas Tale) Part 2

Troy and Me (A Christmas Tale) Part 2. Read Part 1 The guy shepherded us down the corridor to where Santa was sitting on his throne. Santa initially...
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Troy and Me (A Christmas Tale) Part 1

Troy and Me It was round about Christmas when Troy knocked on my door and told me that he was going to lose his arm. “The doctors told me they can’t...
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Laughing My Socks Off.

From I was tiny, I went every year to my god-mothers house. My god-mother, Auntie Betty, lived in Lytham St Annes, near Blackpool. I went for either...
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Story of the week

The Flat on Ashburn Hill

Another ghost story
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Behind (Part 2)

It was dark, but he could make out the outline of a woman in the entrance hall, stood far back, an unnatural place to stand when answering the door...
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Behind (Part 1)

Tom made the kids wait. They complained bitterly in those final two weeks, watching the contractors relay up and down the stairs, but the big reveal...
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Making Plans...for Archibald (Part 1)

In which Archibald answers the call and Josiah does not make plans
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Runaway Mother chapter 22

Zachs big game!
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Poem of the week

Autumn carpets

Autumn carpets don’t last long, bright colour splashes turn to brown then once more the trees get battered by gales, remaining leaves released and...
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Disappointing Shoes

I’m a little disappointed with my current pair of sneakers. But, please don’t tell them. They can’t help it. It’s not their fault. I’ve had them for...
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Holly King

Wearing flush of crimson berries, with pride revels in respect of slowing down...this restoration our sacred earth. Does robin sing your praises...
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The Community Water Officer (part 2 of 2)

[This is part 2 of this story, read part 1 here ] * 'Very sorry to disturb you, sir.' The man on the doorstep lifted an ID card, on a lanyard around...

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