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Sammy (Part 1)

Gerald stands at the rear of the group gathered about the grave. He wears his best coat, a heavy black garment he considers appropriate to the...
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Story of the week

Tight as a Boiled Owl

A quaint Victorian tale of family togetherness, and drunkardly behaviour. Special thanks must go out to my girlfriend, Annabelle Wells, who shared a post on Facebook, which provided the inspiration and source material for the Victorian slang terms in this piece. Thank you, sweetheart. I love you. Explanations of the various terms will be footnoted at the end of the piece .
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Stages of Emotional Well-Being

It was three days since the last ship passed. They waved; but nobody waved back. So much for comradeship on this barren sea. A desolate sheet...
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What Thought Did

What Thought Did My heartbreak thought that to smoke crack would take away the pain. ‘ Just one more little rock.’ My mother thought that to drink...
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Adrift

Edited repost. Nearly five doodle
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Poem of the week

Tentacled Lagoon Worm

Photo of Avon Estuary from Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avon_estuary_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1509944.jpg
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A Glass Winter 8

Whatever has become of her, he thought. Reading her letters didn’t shed much light, the same deathly romantic, self-satisfying musings as when they were together.
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A Suspicious Demise

The sign on the wrought iron fence read: Tombstones for sale. All items must go. You buy it, you keep it. Don’t bring it back. “Howdy, friend,” the...
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Light

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Tiara

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Hyped up

Is hype hyper, hyper-critical or hypo-critical? or hypocritical? hypnotizing, mesmerising, flattery to fascinate (faults 'photo-shopped' out),...
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Looking for Andrew (Journal 10)

Well, the unexpected did happen and I didn't see it coming. Andrew dumped me by text! After that lovely day, when Andrew was so full of hope and...
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Prayer For The Birds

As Littlewood steered Dolores away from Jan Mayen in a north-easterly direction, and the volcanic isle left their sights, they became aware that a...
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Old Poet, New Verse

Image in the public domain.
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Six Plumed Bird of Paradise

Image courtesy of Luigi from wikimedia commons, licence in comments. And evidence that some hype is lived up to. Maybe.
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Returning to the sea

A kind of reverse of my Monachopsis poem.
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A Series of Ethnic Villages

A Piece of the Banner Chapter I A Series of Ethnic Villages It is a place that exists more in the minds of those who live there than anywhere else...

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