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The Visitable Past

The title was coined by Henry James, I'm not sure he quite meant what I've made of it. The image is mine, and the photo I took of it is quite deliberately blurred
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Retirement options for tube trains, #9 Staffordshire

Uttoxeter Tube Retreats The Perfect Romantic Getaway!
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Corona log entry Nov. 16,2020

Mon.- November 16, 2020 It is a sunny and very warm day here in SW Florida. The heat and humidity is unusual in mid-November, even for Florida...
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North Star

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O tempora!

After the airport X-ray, my lungs feel lighter: the silver leaf of my alveoli has flaked away in the slipstream of neutrons.
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We Built This City

I was going to call it The Analogue Kitchen, but I got sidetracked. It is this one. Image from Actual 80's: An 80's nostalgia website. No known copyright issues.
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The Manner Of A Murderer

Very early days on a so far untitled novel I'm planning about communes, druids and bog bodies. Image: wikimedia commons
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"A Brief, But Thorough, Exploration Of Why I Hate Christmas" (Short Story)

If you insist on knowing, something happened when I was eleven. I think. I don’t know that you need to know that right now. I’ll tell you about it if...
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Roaming

The lake was behind the N road and the country house on the lake, at least that’s what it said on Waze. But the signal kept going out, and ‘ No...
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Funny Money - Part 2

The driver droaps me oaff right ootside the hospital entrance. Ah pey the boay his fare and chuck in a couple quid tip fur his troubles. Ah gesture...
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Funny Money - Part 1

Such occasions as this wid normally be held at some run doon miners club in the ootskirts ae the Toon. An expense spared, social gatherin, where...
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old men dancing

old men dancing I sit on a rough settle in the shade of an ancient oak outside an inn watching crooked men, in hand-me-down black suits and hats and...
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All Good (short story) part 2 of 2

"That’s good,” he repeats, “because then I can keep you safe from all of it.” I don’t know what he means, but I put my bag down. It knocks over a...
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All Good (short story) part 1 of 2

I’m at the closest thing my rural high school has to a counsellor, Mr. Hawkin. I’ve seen him draft an email in my presence and according his...
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I Want To Be

I want to be somewhere far from here From me Somewhere else Somebody different In the distance I want to cut the strings Undo the binding Shed the...
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Follow The Leader

I have the feeling that I've seen everything, but failed to notice the elephants. (Anton Chekhov) Image source Pixabay Photographer Rob Glenister.
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