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Wicker and Stone and Coral (Part 2)

In which the journey begins and each learns some about the other.
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Story of the week

Anthony and Cleopatra

Some days it’s all a blur; people are a blur, the weather blurs sun and cloud, windless air and blurred voices carried on the breeze, the blurred...
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Supplies

Geissel and Walter hung around all day in the hotel talking. From the restaurant, they moved to the lobby (where topics included Kant, Jung, and the...
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I Didn't Kill the Scarlet Beetles

I didn’t kill the scarlet beetles Who fed and fornicated upon The pregnant buds of beauty My martagon lilies, frilly nods Which shalt not come if I...
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Winter's Tale

In the dead of winter The winds do chill For this winter’s tale Of love and will... Fie on this day So bleak and cold I fear the battle Takes his...
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Reminiscing.... Girls have a hankie handy

Memories I was seventeen when I first met Bert I can’t say that there was any real attraction between us at first, in fact for the first year it was...
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Fani

Fani P K Routray Well forecasted was the cyclone but ill crafted was our preparation to stand the Fani’s massacre and murder at the capital and smart...
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Pad Life: Tunnelling Through

The Pad has an idea for a new business venture: Borrow A Gosling. Picture: Pixabay Creative Commons
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Chadpocalypse - 2:3 Don't Fear the Reaper

Link to previous chapter. 2:3 Don’t Fear the Reaper Chad stepped out into the cool, clear afternoon, shivering as the wind whipped under his burlap...
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Poem of the week

I'll Be Your Romeo...

Not all young loves end this way, but I've seen a few examples.
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Larry and Mick at Procrastination

“Welcome to Procrastination!,” said the chap with a clipboard, standing outside the airport. “Thanks,” said Larry. “Can you tell me how to get to the...
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A Glass Winter 6

There was some sense of malice, as if the mirror knew what he had done, laying bare his betrayal. Like Dorian Grays portrait enumerating his sins.
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VIVA MILANO! - PART 5 - HOME TRUTHS

It’s hard to believe but important to remember that back in the swinging days of the 1960s communications were a whole lot more difficult than they...
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Up Carningli

(north Pembrokeshire 7/5/19) Beautiful lush green peaceful Gwaun Valley: walk up through woods of birdsong on to the heathland – bilberry, gorse, heather beginning to green … scramble up the path through the highest pile of rocks to the ‘crow’s nest’ with 360° views … :careful!
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The Misery of Flight (3)

I go back to school. It’s an old convent with toothless nuns still lingering in the halls, seemingly floating half an inch above the ground as they...
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VIVA MILANO! - PART 4 r R & R - THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

During my stay in Milan, I visited the cinema three times. Once with my Italian friend Anna, when I had my first viewing of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang...
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VIVA MILANO! PART 4 - R & R - OUT & ABOUT

Life in Milan in the late 60s was not all toil. They say all work and no play make Giulia a dull signorina. Not much chance of that. The arrival of a...
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VIVA MILANO! - PART 3 - HI HO HI HO OFF TO WORK I GO

Monday morning dawned at the YWCA in Milan, and, in spite of the enjoyable evening spent with (teetotal) Anna the previous day, I woke up bright and...
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Contra Mundum

‘I’m interested in what you said about the ice, sir,’ said Geissel. ‘I believe you were applying metaphor?’ ‘You can call me Dr. Juhl. Or just Walter...

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