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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Fifty Three

I only have one clear memory of my dad from before he left. Mum was away somewhere, can’t remember where and so dad was lumbered with me. We had a...
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Fifty Two

When someone dies, it’s easy to imagine that everything they did, everything they said, everything they created, also died with them. As if the...
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Pretty Woman

Edited repost from 2019 No, not that appalling film.
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Split Atoms and Broken Suns

woke up to find the sun hidden behind thick cloud and lightning playing on the horizon
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Hilda On Sabbatical

And there coming up the small access road to the senator’s: a car, one of those tiny Volkswagen dinkies. Oh great. More incoming mulligans . He...
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Fifty One

I had a text from mum. I haven’t spoken to her since she sent me the ‘I luv u 2’ text. I really didn’t know what to say and I doubt that she did...
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Fifty

“So tell me about Belgium Jimmy boy.” We’ve destroyed the steak, chips, the coleslaw and even the accidental naan. Jimmy looks fully exhausted. “It...
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You Must Remember This

A short poem about things that happened two-thirds of a lifetime ago... image source picclick.com no known copyright issues.
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Forty Nine

The world feels really fucking small today. The pieces of sunshine that visited yesterday have gone and dark clouds linger over my pathetic back yard...
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A Botanical Conundrum

Indecision.
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Teaching Birds to Sing

We noticed that there are so few Regent Honeyeaters that they don’t get the chance to hear each other. They copy other birds and sing their songs...
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Forty Eight

Loneliness is a really spiteful little conundrum. It hangs around in the shadows, waiting for you to truly believe that you are free of it, that it...
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Footsteps on Mars

In the dead of an iridescent moonlit night, in an amphitheatre of curious crickets, chirping in the rattling reed bush, I am camped under a haven of...
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Story of the week

Sooz 5

Better get goin’, or we’ll miss the train,’ Badger had to crane his neck to speak in Eddie’s ear. A DJ dressed as Elvis but wearing an orange wig appeared and he’d pumped the volume up, flinging in a medley of ABBA classics beginning with Winner Take it All and working his way back to Waterloo to get the girls dancing.
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Sunrise

Dear diary...Tuesday 27 th April 2021. Awoke at 5.30am, couldn't get back to sleep, got up went to our back bedroom where I write. Sat at my desk...
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An Unwelcome Visitor

An old lag and not "The Saint"
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Caper On

It's not night-time, it's not midsummer, but this dream is a nightmare. Licence CCA-2.0 source wikipedia.org. creator Matt Brown
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Martha-The Rewrite Chapter Forty Seven

Gemma woke up at 6.57pm. She’d been out for 3 hours. I made her coffee and let her senses almost return. During her slumber she had gone from raving...

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