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The Magic Lullaby

Once upon a time there was a little boy and girl called Lulu and Bobby whose parents loved them very much and, every night, to send them off to sleep...
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"Meh-tha tur-ah?"

The title? You'll have to read it to see what that means... Picture is the Bridge at Belleek, which will form part of a hard UK Eire border, should it come to that. Source is wikipedia commons.
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Dressed In Autumn's Colors

Inspired poem by this Autumn scene from Pixabay free. Paint me a scene where I can ramble cruise down river on leisurely barge, gazing at all the...
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Salty

‘David Salter,’ the woman said. She had his file in her hand, looking over the top of her glasses and scrutinizing him. Five-foot four with sandy-...
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Dollar For Your Thoughts, Part 11/14

“Stick with me. Close.” Connie stood and shouted- “Mea Culpa!” And walked toward the mayor who now held the smokin’ pans to either side, with a pair...
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Wrinkles

Her mother always told her this: iron your clothes before you go out. It’s a minor thing, but it makes a difference, it affects how people see you...
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Stay

life is a hard thing to understand The dark and the light in the palm of your hand the pain and the sorrow that peel you away the love and the beauty...
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Junior Jungle

Junior Jungle Today! At South Bank! My girl is dancing! Her arms; tentacles of an octopus. To the tunes of my youth: Jungle music. At the background...
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Compromise

Compromise By Paul McCann . C onflict resolution . O ffer some contribution . M ediate and understand . P ut together a peace plan . R econcile and...
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Showdown on Main Street

Every so often, I'll find a volume in my library that takes me by surprise. I don't remember acquiring the book so I don't remember the moment that...
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Dollar For Your Thoughts, Part 9/14

As if finding a solution, she turned to light. A negative of herself. I grabbed her arm. Then I couldn’t see anything. Connie was still with me,...
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Only we Know...

Only we Know... The stranger did not start the fight today. New man in town, come looking for a job, he prayed for God to take the gang away. He’d...
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Empty Manifesto

Read it out in the manner of Christopher Ecclestone reading Evidently Chickentown... clean the mirror afterwards. Image from Pixabay Free for commercial use, no attribution required CC0 Creative Commons
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Because I can

Because I can I am smoking in bed way past midnight. I am smoking in bed and I have no work tomorrow or the next day and I have just eaten a streaky...
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No Good Deed 93 (WMDN)

A plan? Really? Image is Wikipedia Commons and is free of copyright. Mock engraving courtesy of cooltext.com
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A Woman of the Swamp

A Woman of the Swamp By Ashton Macaulay “Alright now, repeat it back to me so I know you understand the plan.” Marie’s voice was patient, but stern;...
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The Witts End Evangelism Campaign

"I want to buy the farm at Piddledon and turn it into a Christian Conference Centre," said Rufus. The comment was met by varying degrees of shock and...
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Content in a cage

The vastness of the ocean greatly frightens me wide empty spaces further than I can see But I hate a box and I hate a cage and I hate commitment and...
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Working for my Dad.

Working for Dad Dad’s van driver delivered meat for those customers in and around the area who couldn’t call into the shop because of age, physical...
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Treading water

Time weathered skin; lines drawn. Water carving rivers through lost lands. Weary eyes held open, hoping it could still exist. Futures falter through...

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