Cherrypicked stories

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we got old so quickly

we got old so quickly the clanging snare of punk sideswipes riflemen in gaiters as caverns of spoken gold echo with ladder rungs numb feet vodka...
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Reading on a rainy evening

The hours went. Since I was sitting still, I listened to the rain’s uneven sounds, as if it answered to the wind’s remark. My book was dark. It’s...
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More About Cats

Dear Federal Representative or Regulatory Commission: Despite my repeated requests for them to stop, cats insist on leaning into my hand when I pet...
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Art Collecting

Hidden treasures. (Image from pixabay - free, no attribution required)
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By No-one's Rhetoric

I always write something on National Poetry Day. This is this year's. Image taken by Humphrey Bolton, source: Wikipedia, licence: CC by 2.0
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The Long and Spectacular Life of Agnes Magnusdottir 17

Chapter 11. After having been so forcibly and humiliatingly expelled by McPhearson and his cronies I made my way back to the library, stopping only...
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Poem of the week

October robin

cold air's become a glitter ball with falling leaves its swirling lights as trees dance round their disco hall in fearful thrill of frosty nights now...
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Autumn Things

Autumn things are not at the beginning, but the winding stream that leads to an end, the clogged up water course filled with the gold of leaves and...
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When the Time Comes

This is for all the gang in Jersey who kicked the proverbial out of it last weekend, as we always do. image under licence Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) image from https://www.flickr.com/photos/94775792 @N00 Daryn Nakhuda
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Light

sitting here, in this infinite maze a forest of my own thoughts depression like brambles happiness like a dangling apple. Anxiety, a brisk breeze in...
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Jam over Toast

I spread my love like jam Over toast without butter Covering the burnt bits Rhubarb and vanilla linger You pick out the pips I jab at crumbs with a...
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Pawns (Part Two)

* * * Two Weeks Earlier The street’s quiet when we arrive ootside ma bit, just a delivery driver drappin aff rolls ootside the coarner shoap further...
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Story of the week

Pawns (Part One)

Ah think ah’ve goat everythin. Two boatles ay ginger: wan, Irn-Bru , wan, Garvie’s Orange ; three packets ay biscuits: Toffeepops, an two ay mint...
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Fall: Jardin Ennui

Sunflowers. Some as tall as nine feet. With bird-feeders on an abandoned clothes-line post nearby, which has rusted to a beautiful semi-gloss. I’m...
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Strangers on a Street

A fleeting acquaintance can be memorable but will it be remembered? Strangers on a Street Rain cascades in near horizontal sheets, neon light dances...
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The Godfather

An old piece rehashed for this week's Inspiration Point
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part 10

Mary jumped back from the hole and went to Wong, always keeping that hole in the web in sight, as if the Monster would burst through any time. "Wake...
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To know but be unknown

Facebook smiles and ‘touched-up ’lives – charade. Out and about, ‘on parade’, masquerade: …

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