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Dare To Forget

I often tease my wife about hearing her voice of command when she's not around and this piece is one of those voices. The last of a trilogy about my mother in law's passing.
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Angel 55 (advocate)

Angel’s mum had come to visit, but it hadn’t ended well. Stacey asked her to leave because Karen was blitzed and shouting abuse at anybody that came...
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A Stillness Of Trees

It might surprise the under-tutored to discover how faithless the faithful could in actual fact be. Oh, some may have been up to the test, ready to...
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Poem of the week

Misophonia

This is something that affects me, particularly the sound of people eating - though there are other sounds. It's not the volume, it's the sound itself and the almost inability to control the irrational anger it gives rise to. Until a few years ago I used to think everyone felt the same. I don't know whether that makes it any easier to put up with. At least giving it a name helps I suppose.
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Story of the week

The Misery of Flight

Prefix i worry about dying young. Every pain, ache and dull throb is an alarm. It's carpal tunnel. Lou Gehrig's disease. A heart attack, right around...
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Like music

The sun is a heart beating light into the coldness of space. And this heart is a small, ugly dog running joyfully through the bright spring air,...
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Rock Me In My Cradle

I wanted to show the family featured, but image sizing means I can only post the fulcrum of the family RIP Irene Brown
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Angel 54 (new deal)

Angel heard the shuffle of feet coming up the stairs. She could still taste fried food in the air and the dank smell of unwashed kiddie clothing...
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Age concern

You set off just before me, after you switched on the birthday lights
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friday

It’s Friday evening; it’s Friday fucking evening! Excited chatter slips through the gaps in the music that bleeds from my earphones. London beckons;...
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Narcissus Poeticus

A Rimus dissolutas (ish) poem Narcissus Poeticus: also called Poet's Narcissus or Poet's Daffodil. . . . Some poets are more narcissusistic than others. (Image from Wiki commons)
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I'm A Right Hard Needy Poet, Me

Performance poem.
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the look she gave

My feet had barely touched the landing - yet there she is again trailing behind me with those eyes For the fifth time today I stood in front of the...
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Love Twins

In the beginning it was perfect. It was as if all roads in your life had been converging on this point. Every false start that you had endured, every...
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Angel 53 (baby-shaped hole)

When Angel woke it was still dark outside and, for a moment, she thought Jaz was coming to get her and she wondered where she was. It was the sounds...
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The First Night of Spring

Dog Rose moved silently across the neatly trimmed grass of the park, heading towards the locked gates on Manor Road. Tonight, he would take his route...
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Cancel The Apocalypse

This is not an attack on faith or people's beliefs, but a satirical attempt to point out what a good job some are doing to make the Horsemen's jobs redundant.
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Did Defeat in 1922 in Scotland Turn Churchill Tory Again?

It may seem unfair to start an article with a question that the author has no intention of answering, but that's exactly what I'm going to do. The...
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"Past Or Present" Chapter 12

The library’s interior was welcoming with its warmly lit rooms and massive rows of shelves filled with books of knowledge. Victoria wandered through...

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