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The Volunteers

What became of the volunteers? At school they raised their hands Stretched them to the ceiling tiles While I looked down and made Myself as invisible...
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30. Lady Writer

Needs must I suppose, 'cause the Devil IS driving... Image is from Wikipedia Commons: Moshe Milner took the picture of this lady writer who has absolutely nothing to do with Fools Rush In (not yet anyway) and it's used in accordance with CC-by SA 3.0
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Angel 24 (Corton Vale)

‘How’ve you been?’ Karen stumbled and pressed her face against Angel’s neck and a male prison guard patrolling the passageways around the tables and...
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Seasons Connect

… The sunshine weak … ’til seeds awake … the seeds awake …
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The Tree of Many Fruits (Part 2 of 2)

We sat in the house, surrounding the low table, with the purse and its contents strewn, shining, tempting. “This is a lot of money,” Johesh said. “A...
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The Tree of Many Fruits (Part 1 of 2)

I planted this tree in my garden. It was an orphan tree, a lone survivor of the storms that kept us inside for nearly a week. And then, when the...
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Angel (change and charges)

Angel’s time had been taken up with crying and trying not to, when she had riches bestowed on her, a puff of a smoke—she had to bang on the door for...
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Mind Games

(Wordsworthian sonnet): Your love burned like a toy and hobby shop in the first flush of an insurance scam. With you a partnership is not one gram to do with love, but “How far can I flop, turn, river, baffle, push before you’ll drop?”...
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PCT Beginning

Begin the Beginning Introduction This last mile isn’t even trail at all, but road, near a highway, certainly not the kind of scenery that one thinks...
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Poem of the week

driverless

the more people run away the less there is to escape to the more beauty we buy the less room we have for truth we fuel our vehicles with tomorrows...
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Living

A thing
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Need To Survive

Beneath the Glitz And glam Is a world Where poverty And crime Walk hand In hand, Where Forced Copulation Screams out In the Night... But nobody Comes...
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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor Irish Press June 19, 1952 Sir – I am writing to you with regards the review which appeared in your recent publication, written...
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Christmas With Debbie

Extract from Englishman Descending - a pre-Brexit comedy.
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Drivers

My world is full of drivers Alone inside their spaceships I watch them going by See the furrows of their faces Eyes anchored to the road But the mind...
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The Wind in Our Hair

It’s windy up here. It’s exhilarating and galeforce and make-you-feel-alive. There’s a half hour hike through paddocks, and a short stretch of forest...
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Angel 22 (time)

‘We can dae this the hard way, or we can dae this the easy way,’ said the stout officer doing the fingerprinting and he rifted. His breath smelled of...
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Master of the Macabre (Part 2)

Ash stopped in the Prince of Wales, one of his favourite places. It was unusually quiet for a Thursday night; maybe late-night shopping had brought...

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