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Tattoo

as the ink marks my skin i smile the words you used to hurt me the ones that cut into my soul are now wrapped around the wrist i was so careless with...
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The Private Members Ballot

"Good news my Lord," Box said one morning, as he brought me my morning toast, post and coffee. "You've been drawn first in the Private Members ballot...
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Angel 63 (going home)

A nurse held the door open for the consultant and Angel smiled up at her. The nurse’s fresh face made the tiled room seem less stuffy, less...
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My Body Lies Over The Ocean

My body lies over the ocean My body lies over the sea My body lies over the ocean Oh, bring back my body to me. Masterson had a fine voice. He...
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Story of the week

The Miles from Here to Home

You wake to the dawn light as cold as winter. There’s frost on the ground, and there’s frost around the collar of the old tweed coat that keeps you...
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Money for the Circus 6

Bet you'd forgotten all about Marcus. Don't worry that's what he expected... Image by Andrew Menage https://www.flickr.com/photos/amenage/9512826942/ Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
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Pad Life: End of Days

An absolute monarchy. That's what we need. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
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Angel 62 (night troubles)

Angel dropped off into sleep, like she’d fallen off the side of the Erskine Bridge. Exhausted, she heard what she thought was a cat mewing, but it...
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Poem of the week

Quincite

A reddish mineral deposit within limestone... Image is from French website Fossiles et Mineraux, no known copyright issues.
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Nanny Anna 2

Nanny Anna rifled through the cupboards for biscuits. She tended to stuff them into the back of the cupboard after she’d opened them and forgot about...
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The Ocean

is a feral roaring cascade of movement in a waterfall night foaming crests climbing higher and higher then thrusting forward in a frenzy on unclaimed...
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Haymaking

Horace is alive and well and living in the 21st century.
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As if Dancing to Basie (after Phil Burdett)

Warm beer, rosary beads, clutched for nothing but comfort. This knotted man is undone, nightly. He two steps the pier as if dancing to Basie...
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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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