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The Death Mask

‘Let’s have a look inside.’ ‘That would be profoundly inappropriate.’ ‘Why? We’re priests. We have the right. As entrusted by God.’ ‘ Not to...
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Moonlight on the Hudson - A Craven Danger Mystery

“Where the blue of the night, meets the gold of the day, someone waits for me. . .” “Mr. Danger?” “Yeah, Betty?” “When you get done torturing the...
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A Conversation with Bohemia upon Arriving into the Czech Republic

“Hey, don’t I know you?” He looks round, places a battered copy of something by his Pilsner, and shimmies slightly up the gradient.
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Sweet Thing

Drunk again, drunk before Knocking at an open door Giving you things to keep Things that I had buried deep Placing my heart in the traction Of...
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My Max

Goodbye my darling, my precious, my all. You helped me throughout my fall In health and looked at me in awe With those big eyes and that brown paw...
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Breathing In Life

Sunday 18 th August 2019. Sarah's birthday barbecue. Enjoying need For inspiration As hearing caw Of crows, Deep thoughts turn To northern winds,...
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The Son God

I’ve had my head in the clouds since early memory. I feel safe up there. As a result, people find it hard to get my attention. It’s not that I don’t...
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anti depressants

I take these two orange pills every night They dull out the pain the struggle and fight They numb my senses until I feel Nothing that this world...
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A Boxful of Beads

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/a-sorceress-at-pompeii/ A good point well made, Professor Beard . Cesare Abate took this photo. I asked him if it was okay, if he says no, I'll remove it. Can't say fairer than that. *He said yes.
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Red Alert!

I hadn’t visited Baxter in some time, having been off in Albuquerque tending to business with a malfunctioning electrical system in a parking garage...
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So I Can Barely Afford

All of the faces on money look sad. I think people are too busy working for it or spending it to notice, but they all seem kind of miserable...
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Force Nine Gale

A silver haired woman furiously sweeps away the dust on her porch, the sheets on the washing line wave like a sail, the dust blows back into her face...
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KidsSpeak

On prematurely awaking from a car-nap, Little boy lost …, Nearly three – “You can’t see me!”, How long is high?, A 5-year old’s bedroom
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The Wedding

Emma stood at the water's edge. Her toes feeling the sand as it crunched under her weight. The morning sun rays bounced off the water; giving the...
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An Intervention 1

This is a story about marital strife, seen from a child's viewpoint, and set in Ireland in the 1960s
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The jazz girl and her mate

The neck of her saxophone glistens like an industrial chimney, its golden valves bubbling up crotchets through the whisky-drowsing air.
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Burnt Out

Burnt Out by Paul McCann Working too much , starting to loose touch , can’t stop thinking about you and that’s just enough to help me get through ,...

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