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Homecoming in Three Acts

"Hey . . . it's me. I'm home . . . well, stateside, anyway, I - " "Well, that's just great, honey, whenever you get settled why don't you come and...
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Craven Gets Flashed VI

Jenny Wilkins made her way across Third Avenue as the roar of the El came to a stop at the 89th St. station. She was determined to make her way to...
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Closing Act

Made the marriage and the ceiling! Pic: no © issues
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Sidewalks, Bicycles, Ice Cream, Barbecues...and Friends

My childhood home still stands and though it is no longer mine, I have visited my old neighborhood many timed over the years. It is bittersweet to...
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Little Prince of the Skies

(Horst Rippert, a German fighter, had just learned that one of his 28 kills in wartime was his favourite author.) Strange how he arrived at the truth...
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Uncle John and Jimmy.

Da didn’t believe in noise. He’d be sitting at the grill with the wireless on the window making toast and listening to Radio Athlone. Even from the...
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Apolonia

I don't have a toothache today. I rejoice. During my last tooth emergency, I promised myself and God that if this pain went away, I would remeber and...
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JAMES

James is a monologue for an audition. James is a black man, who iis over seventy and has received a terminal prognosis. The brief is for him to be a be a family loving man who is trying to maintain his independence and not be a burden on ohers.
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Craven Gets Flashed V

“My tattoos used to be more glorious,” said Mildred. “When I wasn’t so wrinkled, and before these girls decided to head south. I have two dead...
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Days

Dear sun, the clock face, winching, winding, up onto fluffed pillow horizon
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A Brief Pause in the Inaction

Haven't we all been playing with ourselves a little too much since we've been cooped duped and quarantined? Haven't we become a little self-indulgent...
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Adam's story

The rain fell in sheets through the day. At night the thin canvas drenched ripped. Adam could not sleep, the shifting clay Of his dreams turned to...
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River in Spate

Downpour falling river filling spilling tumbling … the ocean vast at last.
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Lordy Lordy - Bubble Buddies

I was woken by the chimes of the ice cream van, which had been abandoned in the east field since lockdown was announced in the middle of the village...
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Pad Life: The Joy of Jabbing

The Pad has a day out and takes the Red Arrow (nothing to do with Lord of the Rings, before you get excited). Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons Picture:
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Poem of the week

After the Blizzard

Frozen in the ground, I found the bones of a forgotten road. Where it was so hard to dig, under scentless layers of pristine snow. An unspoilt drift...
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Talking Eggs

I’ve always been over-awed by those folks who could draw faces in such excruciating detail that the output looked photographic. One of my dear...
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Awareness

"Hey, TJ, you need to talk to your ladies. They're slackin'." My ladies? I ain't got one, nevemind ladies . But I knew what my foreman meant. These...

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