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extreme unction

Nah, I’m no dr-drunk and I meant to teleph-teleph-telephone you.’ I shoved by Sandra, as if she was a turnstile, to be sick in the toilet. And for...
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The Patients of Job

Regarding the title (sic-k) I think you'll work it out. Image is from Wikipedia commons
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Story of the week

Natural Religion

“What is so funny About beasts above understanding?” - Jack White
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A Man of the Mountain - Epilogue

Need to catch up? Link to the full collection here: https://www.abctales.com/collection/man-mountain-2018 Epilogue - The End When Shirley awoke, she...
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The lie

This is a book I've been working on. I haven't shown it to anyone yet and would appreciate any comments. Chapter 01 The Lie Sunday, 8 July 2018 11.08...
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Aura (26)

Image attribution: Wikimedia Commons Author: Blanford, William Thomas, 1888 License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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Aura (25)

Image attribution: Wikimedia Commons Author: Blanford, William Thomas, 1888 License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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Aura (24)

Image attribution: Wikimedia Commons Author: Blanford, William Thomas, 1888 License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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Dark Age Sands

This is not how we planned it, the careful sift stratified to mechanical layers, a mosaic of meaning in the shattered soil. Bury this and it comes...
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The Wait

Un bel di vedremo.... (Image: Wiki commons).
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James Dean, a Memory and an Abrupt Ending

"You're James Dean in a uniform," she said, "is that it?" At my small piece of real estate there is a James Dean movie marathon playing. Giant ,...
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Melancholic pigeons from Berlin.

Chords are played on a piano in Berlin. They are played with a slow, melancholic touch, late on a cold night. The apartment is quiet and the sounds...
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Ross on Wye and Chase Wood 15/11/18

Full Wye flows around the town – town sitting on its cliff; with wooded slopes behind. Walk along the Wye out west of town, then turn towards the hill …
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Moon Whisperer

Hello, moon. Caught you smiling just a bit ago. Made me smile a bit, as well. I know what you’re thinking. That I’m about to ask you, once again, if...
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Pages of Rage

I hear liquor on his breath dad wrestling with the door fingers scratching wood-- painting it with curses. Falls down couple of times before making...
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Romance Not

I could never forget the first time we kissed In a telephone box reeking of piss Our lips touched briefly before the smell drove us out It was a...
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Cabin crew seats for landing

Phones come out, their inboxes filling up with mini email avalanches.
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Poem Written On A Plane Over The Atlantic Attempting To Justify A Life Of Debauchery

But surely now my wings must melt. I’m flying so near the sun. But the victims of sobriety Have not run as I have run. I have no right to judge of...
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The duplicity of witches

For my 35th birthday we lay in the shed at the bottom of the garden of our two by two amongst a cornucopia of rusting metallurgy. You wore your...

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