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In the Beginning

Once upon a time there was a story, And the story made us feel And the feeling made us connect And the connection was recognised by those who wanted...
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Looking at my youth

Looking At My Youth Eyes closed my mind flying, to days before and days after Remembering snow falling in April And still worse “pea soupers” on the...
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Runaway Mother chapter 11

Does Mary find a clue that could lead her to her mother? Do her and Zach make up? You'll have to read to find out!
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Witch's Mist

Morning walk. Image author's own
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Daffodils

There I am again, running through the field picking daffodils. I never change. Well, no, this part of me changes. This part of me has those sixty-odd...
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The Colours

The Colours Jennifer Pickup 11.11.2022 Red is the colour of those lost and blessed, Red is the blood that the enemy shed, Red is the badge in the...
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Belfast Simon Community the house shopping one Ideal Stores morning

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Part 1 We can catch up with the people in our own sweet time. adrain the upright English man, Kate and Steve Leary the cowboys from america, Maiye...
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The Hypertension Tango

I'm a man with hypertension, that's high blood pressure to you, I wore a 24-hour monitor to confirm that this was true. I have to take two pills...
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A Load of Balls

Listen, fellas, gather round there's something you must know, The time has come to talk about, well, "down below" Ladies you can listen in, if there'...
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Runaway Mother chapter 9

Could it be? Is Mary finally sticking up for herself?
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(Not) The End

The shrink feeds her amphetamines and she stops sleeping or eating, irately rearranges sofas three nights running, strips the shelves and singes the...
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You Smell

The flickering, fluorescent lights hummed. Charcoal and candyfloss scented the air. Alice winced as perfume invaded. Lucy was kind but pungent. Alice...
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White Feather

White Feather He was only sixteen When she handed him a white feather Not yet in uniform Trudging through the wet winter weather He was tall for his...
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The Last Door

“One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.” Friedrich Nietzsche The Last Door The moon shone in a pitch-black sky, its...
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Bronte's Inferno XXIV (I Don't Dream of Dollars)

So, The Editor-At-Large reveals a little, if not much. I made the image at canva.com
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Ivy

The curse kicks in every September. I wish my family had warned me but they don’t like to talk about it. Maybe they’re ashamed – our dirty family...
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Guard!!

Fire, fire burning bright in the forest day and night damaging the national park – from where came igniting spark? … ( with apologies to William Blake)
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Wildflowers

"There are too many of them growing. They're in the wrong place. If you aren't careful, they'll take over." Resilience and strength are ignored...
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Poem of the week

Legacy

One day the room you are in will be here And you will not. The tidying you have not done will remain, A reminder that no-one dies with a completed to...
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in extremis

and always diving deeper, there came a morning when the light splintered on the diamond shapes of the day and knowing it was beautiful but using ever...
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