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Jessica's Life Journey (13) - Hot On the Trail

Flash fiction - 500 words. Image from Pixabay.
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Terrence Oblong’s money saving tips (2)

Readers Top Money-Saving Ideas Governments, save money on expensive wars by simply surrendering to invading armies and giving them everything they...
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Terrence Oblong’s money saving tips (1)

Terrence Oblong’s money saving tips Save money on expensive boomerangs by simply picking up two similar-looking sticks, throwing one away and...
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"Willow's Tail" 30 ( narrowing down the suspects)

“I’m glad you’re willing to talk to me,” Jon said as he placed the teacups on the table. “I wouldn’t say willing; it’s more like compelled,” Perfidia...
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This Old Form

Image: Wikimedia Commons
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Ferns

Image from wikimedia commons.
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The Castle (18)

The Adventurer reaches Cornish waters. But, once again, fate refuses to deal Captain Arent a fair hand.
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hear, here

his voice, to his people, once, was a bear's called Paddington, in a fun children's film before all the children fled abroad. Now as Paddington chats...
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Beautiful Things

Despite my recent hymn to body positivity, “Metamorphosis” - which I still stand by - my ongoing body confidence journey still has its wobbles, all the same. My low self-esteem as of late, along with the prompt "what beauty means to you", inspired this quick poem. (Image from Pixabay - free to use)
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The Castle (17)

A meal, a meeting, and the imperative of war.
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Jessica's Life Journey (12) - Empty Benches

“You can't blame the poor girl”, said Uncle Jeremy sympathetically.
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Alabaster Conjugal 3.2

I opened the wine and swigged. The moon hadn’t judged me harshly. It was the sun I couldn’t trust.
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Alabaster Conjugal 3.1

“Happiness is fleeting. Sadness, it can last forever.”
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Story of the week

Alabaster Conjugal 3.

I wrapped the alabaster version of Marnie in a black bin liner, lifted her over my shoulder, and put her in the boot of my car. It was past midnight and when I looked at the sky I was relieved to see that the moon didn’t think any less of me.
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Largo and Seraphine

Largo’s birth occurred inside a sealed tunnel of cruciation. Like the storm that changed the landscape forever, bursting banks, forcing deep-rooted...
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Legend of the Pah (11)

Alistair nodded. ‘Yes, she does get muddled sometimes.’ ‘Anyway, you made the right decision, we’re very professional here. So this is something you’...
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Poem of the week

Forever

Forever, we met one childhood...
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The Castle (16)

As the town adjusts to life under Fairfax's occupying army, Maben comes face to face with his fraternal other.
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Evening peace

Barley swaying in the breeze, stricken sentinel stands stark, no scarecrow but a symbol bold of strength and beauty, permanence – impermanence...
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