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Ugly Puggly 28

We trooped down the stairs, out of breath and excited, as if we’d just returned from a long cross-country run. Ugly Puggly had that distant look, as...
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Memory and Mourning

Fifty years ago, I had the opportunity to spend a day within Attica Prison. I got clearance to be part of a counseling group that worked with men...
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The Castle (6)

Dan Arent meets with Sir Paul Pindar, whose delicate constitution suffers on Rotterdam's busy wharf.
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The Castle (5)

In Rotterdam Dan Arent, ship owner and captain, plans a final crossing before breaking with the past.
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Ugly Puggly 27

We’d the pole stuck in the ground, falling sideways at the front of the house with a FOR SALE sign. The latest ruse was to add the name of the...
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Legend of the Pah (9)

Wednesday was a late night opening at the clinic, for professionals who were too important to take time out from their working day. Cece usually...
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The Castle (4)

With Fairfax's Roundhead army nearing Falmouth, old Elijah, Elowen's neighbour issues a warning.
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The Castle (3)

After a brief period of respite, Elowen and Maben come across rogue soldiers from Pendennis Castle.
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Ugly Puggly 26

‘It’ll no take us long if we work as a team,’ Ugly Puggly picked up a ladder from the side of the building. Both aluminium ladders seem much the same...
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Luna Moth

Did you stop to gaze at moon, hypnotized by its beauty? Moth with unfolding wings, in wild trance and zephyr's breeze; fluttering limbs with ease.....
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The Castle (2)

Cornwall, 1646. After the death of the footman, Elowen reclaims something hidden and Maben yearns to set the royal horses free.
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The Castle (1)

Re-post of work in progress. The year is 1646 & England is beset by Civil War. On the outskirts of Falmouth, Cornwall, Elowen and Maben find that their lives are in danger.
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Ugly Puggly 25

I came into the kitchen, yawning. ‘Whit’s that yer daeing?’ Ugly Puggly was up before me. His body slumped sideways, his eyes asked as he glanced up...
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Night Heron

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In a Land of Magicians

Audio version at: https://soundcloud.com/user-62051685/in-a-land-of-magicians-mp3 If you believe in something enough, can it become real? In a Land...
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When I Write

I delight in writing about the sky with its colours and windy tussles while below stories need telling about life among those in cities and towers...
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Ugly Puggly 24

‘Whit’s this?’ I sniffed the plate Ugly Puggly put down on the table. Screwing up my eyes, I shook my head and prodded it with my fork. ‘It looks...
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All the Diamonds Raining

We bet, Pascal and I, all the d i a m o n d s raining on Jupiter and Saturn that something is out there. He glories in uncertainty, I in its opposite...
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GREECE TRIP APRIL 1966 - PART 2 THESSALONIKI & BEYOND

GREECE TRIP 1966 – PART 2 – THESSALONIKI & BEYOND Before embarking on the further travels of this trip, I should explain that my sense of...
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Phantosmia

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