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A father's thoughts

It brings me so much joy, when I hear my children laugh It makes the world better And when they find it scary, my arms will always comfort them They...
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Wonder

Skin, hot, sticks to me. I wonder what you wonder. Light crawling from behind the drawn curtains. Slats on the poorly assembled bed creak beneath the...
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I'm Just Writing a Story on the Computer

On balance, I'm not a fan of the word "just". "Just" as an adjective is fine and in the case of this sentence, it is fine as a noun. "Just" as an...
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Jack Mutant - Which Way is Down? (Part 3)

Jack and Chris re-assembled for afternoon registration and left the school gates together. Stepping along awkwardly as they became accustomed to the...
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Tangled Threads

Not long ago when mail was slow across the ocean waters (and phone costs high in days gone by) communication’s steady flow of parted love was written...
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Soundbites and Humble Pie: The 2017 (alternative) Great British Menu Banquet

A short political morsel.... This year’s Great British Menu Banquet, in recognition of the austere times in which we live, was only two courses; a...
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Anon

No place to hide
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Conspiracy Theory

A couple cans of Brew Dog's Punk IPA, a touch of boredom, and this popped out onto the paper tonight. It's a little rough around the edges...beer does that...but it passed the time until bedtime.
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Great Crested Newt

Great Crested Newt In the wood’s stippled light a deadened pond full of mud and last year’s decaying leaves, a little-stegosaurus prowls in the...
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Handle With Care

Handle With Care - by Paul McCann . On the fringe , on the street , trying to get back on your feet . On a binge , on your todd , you call out ; for...
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Peggy Seeger

At Kala Sangam in Bradford late Sunday afternoon, one singer sits on a hard chair waiting for the other to take the stage, tune her guitar to the...
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Fool's Paradise

*/ Wetlands at dusk: pink-skinned water ripples with the sibilant trees. A great orchestra of atmospheres, the virtuoso lift of keys from minor to...
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Grimms83

‘I’m here to see Tony,’ says Angela. Bob stands elephantine in the doorway of the Home with his checked shirt buttoned up to his neck, glasses off-...
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Hip Replacement Update

Dear diary...my brain's in a whirl with so much to do and focus on. People tell me not to worry so much, but there's so much to organize in two weeks...
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You

Your light licked the corners of my locked rooms (Creative commons image)
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I’m not upgrading

Athletes say that they can run just as fast as they ever did but it’s the recovery factor that gets them. Boxers claim that it’s impossible to...
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Invitation on a Saturday

Rains beats a sleepy time staccato on the tin roof. The nom-nom-nom-crunch-crunch of the rabbit chowing on her early evening vittles. Soft splash of...
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Grimms82

Jaz sits in his usual table in the corner of Maggie Scott’s, with a view of the door, nursing a pint. He’s been reduced to mooching about in his Y-...
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Prior to embracing Ambiguity

I remember a time before I decided to embrace ambiguity and make it my life work that I felt a weird sense of relief that Albert Einstein had come up...

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