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Corona Log entry- November 6,2020

Friday, November 6- 2020 It is a Balmy 84 degrees here in SW Florida today. We had driven up to the Babcock Ranch this morning. It is northeast of...
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Rampton (Chapter 1)

Clarke meandered through the church, ignoring the tour guides, and surreptitiously taking photographs with his small digital camera though the...
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The Collection (Part 2)

(Trigger warning for this part. Not for people upset or distressed by depictions of self-harm) The following morning Layla sat eating toast and honey...
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The Leather Football

I watched in dismay as my leather football flew over the playground fence, my leather football signed by the whole 1971 Aberdeen football squad -'The...
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The Collection (Part 1)

She wanted to get away quick, but Reverend Wilkes stopped Layla and her husband on the church steps, ensnaring them in conversation. As the other...
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Caratacus (3)

65 AD. In Rome, the British warrior Caratacus, former king of the Catuvellauni tribe, reflects on his past. In this chapter: The cripple Ordic is lured into the forest.
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Caratacus (2)

65 AD. The British warrior Caratacus, former king of the Catuvellauni tribe, reflects on his life. In this chapter: In the shadow of the Dun - the Catuvellauni tribe's ancient tribal hill fort - a secret is revealed.
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Dear Annette - (Short Story) (part 1 of 2)

Dear Annette, I’m writing this because you asked me to. I don’t know if you remember. I want to start at the beginning. I wanted to explain as best I...
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In the Key of S

Audio With a squawk I was sucked from nothing, caught and chucked into the world’s swing; now I’m one part wish not to hurt, three parts need to...
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Noise

the music, the noise and the heartbeat of time the clinking of glasses, filled up with wine the rumble of traffic , a distant roll call, the roar of...
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Water Burial

The morning after, a dark night had passed along with lack of sleep and worry. The ocean called; it’s long scream broke the dawn. Along the shore the...
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A whistle-stop Grand Tour of Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc Is a grande randonée: One-seven-five klicks, Elevation 10-K A circular path That's popular to hike, In eight to twelve stages...
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Caratacus (1)

The year is 65AD. In a villa outside of Rome Caratacus, former king of the Catuvellauni tribe, reflects on his life.
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Caratacus (Prologue)

Britain, the year 10AD.
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8. The Gunpowder Plot. Gargantua. A midnight flit.

8. The Gunpowder Plot. Gargantua. A midnight flit. Read 7: The Horvát Twins. The Croc-Pit. Wet dreams . "Wait here, I have something of a surprise...
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A Reliable Source

200 words Flash Fiction.
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Pataphor

It's derived from Pataphysics, it's more than a metaphor. Pataphysics is a fore-runner - not to say a strand - of surrealism. There, that's my title justified. Image is a screenshot, is it my copyright or wikipedia.org's? Good question. I take full responsibility.
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7. The Horvát Twins. The Croc-Pit. Wet dreams.

7. The Horvát Twins. The Croc-Pit. Wet dreams. Read Part 6: Prize conker, the son of a Norwegian ferry captain. Escape plan . There have been rumours...
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November

The month began without gaps tongue to tongue We kissed through laughter Held thighs between thighs Stroked trails of tingles with soft fingers...
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2 Metres Apart

8 widths of wooden floorboard Connect us in this room Your nearness tastes sweet As heart-shaped haribo Distance closes in Your face appears Close...
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