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Good Morning Sky

Good Morning Sky by Paul McCann Sure is a beautiful sunrise , oh what a beautiful day . If I could bring you a sunrise here is what it might say, Don...
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Nanny Anna

Nanny Anna’s council house in Dalmuir had three bedrooms, but the stairs were a bit much. She mostly slept in the living room on the red, leather...
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慈 — Compassion

— And they say money can’t buy happiness! Plato wasn’t sure how well the two-headed boy understood his witticism (the language barrier struck him in...
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His Eternal Authority

Masterson stepped back to loosen his clothing and that’s when it became clear that Katrine was the other body involved; and she too was emancipating...
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Winterreisse

The winter of 1827 in Vienna was savage and relentless and life in his tiny apartment had become almost unbearable. On occasions, even the ink froze...
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On a Bench at St Osyth’s Bay

If only Franz Ferdinand had taken a holiday in rainy St Osyth‘s. If only they’d stopped Hitler at Nuremberg with love and fresh white scented roses...
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Puddle of land

They started coming soon after a woman on the island of North Ronaldsay mentioned her on a programme about island life shown on the telly. Mhari didn...
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Isaac and the Big Idea Tree

Isaac lived in the Broken City where nights were very dark. But Isaac had a Big Idea.
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The Treasure Problem

I was woken early by a hammering on my back door. I quickly dressed and rushed downstairs, to find Alun in an excited mood. "I've found treasure, Jed...
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Oh Mercy (1989)

With Jake now over in Europe travelling under the pretence of teaching English as a foreign l anguage, Gary was glad in many ways to see the back of...
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anxiety

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Plaza

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Shouting at the Television

What it says on the tin. Relieved now, aren't you? Image source is wikipedia.org used in accordance with fair use attribution , https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17602459
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The Kill

‘I have committed no crimes worth a long trial so I’ve little to fear from your psychomonic flummery,’ said Masterson. ‘This brain here’s...
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Bracken Ward Hero

A reworking of a little poem from yesterday. The accompanying image is my own.
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The Name That Squid Problem

I was woken early one morning by a hammering on my back door. I quickly rushed downstairs where I found Alun in an excited state. "I'm on Name That...
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So To Drift

Seems so long ago now, parched as we were in Scorching heat - followed coastal path of Seclusion, quenching thirst I cupped my hands, Reached down to...

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