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So The Story Goes (Bring Out Your Dead series - Part 54)

After the tumultuous events of last Friday, Josiah and Archibald start a fresh week back in the old routine, but nothing is quite the same!
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Parcel for You..Part 18

Spencer was staring intently out of the kitchen window, moving his head to focus on the treetops and then back down to the lawn. ‘Three blackbirds,’...
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Remember to Forget (Part 2)

“Mr Matthews, you can go in now.” Aaron gets up from his chair and enters the therapist’s office. The spacious room is richly decorated: rugs...
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Remember to Forget (Part 1)

An oversized fly lands on the back of his neck, but Aaron makes no move to flick it away. The insect jitters back and forth for a few seconds, legs...
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A Devil of a Man (1) - Call to Arms

Image: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license. Author: VollwertBIT
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New Directions (11)

After Dev got over his initial shock things calmed down and we were able to have a sensible discussion. I handed over Celia’s cheque. Irina took all...
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Progress!

Winter’s retreating …
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This Sort of Thing - January 2024 - Main Course

Written at the rate of 100 words per day, this is the second part of my account of a journey from the settee to the corner of our kitchen where the kettle is. At this point the kettle is switched on. I only wish, during that icy month, I could have said the same about myself.
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The Home

Sometimes hard things have to be done!
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Productivity is Dead

Productivity is dead We should slow the hell down And enjoy being alive instead Bill Gates talking about AI The white collar workforce shrinking away...
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New Directions (10)

When Dev asked, ‘What are we going to do about this?’ I knew I’d get sucked in if I couldn’t find a way out. After his wife brought the tray with...
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Always the hands.....

Check the bolt Check the bolt For action Hands slip and slide Mud and sweat Sweat and mud “Alright mate” “Aye” “Alright mate” “Aye” “We’ll be alright...
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Dark Night of the Soul

The dark night of the soul is a recognised period of spiritual development; when the person can lose all belief until the self as ego is abandoned. The two saints who exemplified this for me are St John of The Cross, and St Therese of Lisieux, (image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
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"Oneiroi" (Greek myth - gods of dream)

Pasty faces and foggy lands In dreams that shake the soul Phobetor weaves a tapestry Of dank and dripping shrouds To chill the blood and tremble lips...
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The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone? Various media sources have attempted to parse the meaning, of former President Trump’s -Kabuki performances in rallies and on...
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Joyful, frugal celebration!

Her ring was old, her grandma’s gold; her love, commitment new and true; her dress she’d had to borrow … no sop to superstition, or slavish following of tradition – just
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This Sort of Thing - January 2024 - Starter

Written at the rate of 100 words per day, this is the first part of my account of a journey from the settee to the corner of our kitchen where the kettle is.
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what some may call...

what some may call… hill swept, i pass the gate after a time-worn ascension as wind bends the ring of beeches i can see for miles, millennia even...
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A Murmuration of Starlings

Why Starlings gather in their murmurations (from the sound they make) is still a mystery, and long may it be so. We are fortunate in having had some good displays this winter, in the nearby RSPB nature reserve.
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The Manual (Part 2 of 2)

Link to Part 1 The Manual - Part 2 What might have once been a simple storage facility has been draped in red and black cloth. Traditional...
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