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The Arm Farm [Part 2 of 2]

Sorry, this took longer than expected to write, but I hope you enjoy it! Link to Part 1 for those who haven't read it. Part 2 Where it All Falls...
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Confronting Demons

When tempests batter Down your door, Thieves of pain skulk In secret corners, Their chains rattling Deepest anxieties, Dig deep down To those roots,...
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the butterfly bush

‘Explain to me how you came to drown?’ His dark eyes twinkled as he peered at her over round glasses that sat squinty on his broad face and a bush of...
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The Secret Of Survival

Not a cheerful piece I know, but when I found out about the nuclear bunkers...far to late. I had to smile and wonder...
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Through the Doors

There’s nothing you can’t find when you walk through these doors. Nothing that doesn’t have a price. You remember you: there was this girl, blond...
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Tattoo

as the ink marks my skin i smile the words you used to hurt me the ones that cut into my soul are now wrapped around the wrist i was so careless with...
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The Private Members Ballot

"Good news my Lord," Box said one morning, as he brought me my morning toast, post and coffee. "You've been drawn first in the Private Members ballot...
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Angel 63 (going home)

A nurse held the door open for the consultant and Angel smiled up at her. The nurse’s fresh face made the tiled room seem less stuffy, less...
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My Body Lies Over The Ocean

My body lies over the ocean My body lies over the sea My body lies over the ocean Oh, bring back my body to me. Masterson had a fine voice. He...
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The Miles from Here to Home

You wake to the dawn light as cold as winter. There’s frost on the ground, and there’s frost around the collar of the old tweed coat that keeps you...
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Money for the Circus 6

Bet you'd forgotten all about Marcus. Don't worry that's what he expected... Image by Andrew Menage https://www.flickr.com/photos/amenage/9512826942/ Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
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Pad Life: End of Days

An absolute monarchy. That's what we need. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
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Angel 62 (night troubles)

Angel dropped off into sleep, like she’d fallen off the side of the Erskine Bridge. Exhausted, she heard what she thought was a cat mewing, but it...
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Quincite

A reddish mineral deposit within limestone... Image is from French website Fossiles et Mineraux, no known copyright issues.
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Nanny Anna 2

Nanny Anna rifled through the cupboards for biscuits. She tended to stuff them into the back of the cupboard after she’d opened them and forgot about...
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The Ocean

is a feral roaring cascade of movement in a waterfall night foaming crests climbing higher and higher then thrusting forward in a frenzy on unclaimed...
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Haymaking

Horace is alive and well and living in the 21st century.
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As if Dancing to Basie (after Phil Burdett)

Warm beer, rosary beads, clutched for nothing but comfort. This knotted man is undone, nightly. He two steps the pier as if dancing to Basie...

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