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Well

well, the man who mends the well means well...
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Poem of the week

don't die (inside)

don’t die (inside) don’t – be fooled into drinking that flat white
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Precious Nature

Think within myself awaken creations eyes capture springs message... energy of colour as harmony blossoms savour blooms before petals scatter, enrich...
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The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 6) (6)

I should have thought about it more. I realised as soon as I saw mum's reaction. It was a mistake. It caught her out. It was all too much. All those...
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The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 6) (5)

Karen fished in her bag and brought out an envelope. Natalie beat her too it, though, with one from her jacket pocket. Natalie's was one of those...
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Angel 40 (earrings)

Her shoulders dipped and she sighed, staring down at the table. ‘I’ve got to listen to most of the girls in here talking non-stop about what they’re...
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The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 6) (4)

"Have what you like," mum said. "I don't care what it costs, because I'm paying." "No you're not, mum," said Karen. "It's your birthday." " No...
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The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 6) (3)

The pub wasn't too crowded, which was good. Our table was in a quiet corner bay. Karen and Natalie led mum over to it while Rod and I went to the bar...
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Scoop

Off the record, (An old short story of which I was reminded by a comment from Graham Fewell)
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Modern Love

Just throwing a summary up here because there are maybe what some perceive to be "bad" words near the beginning. :) Also, I got it to indent or tab in just fine on my word processor when moree than one line was required for the dialogue, but it's not doing it so well when moved here.
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Ode To A Carton Assembly Machine

A dust-streaked yeoman mechanism, thee. A loud and stolid juggernaut for card. And many boxes you have caused to be. You assemble cartons. Sharp...
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Elephant Nest - chapter undecided.

Patterns on my wall paper drift, seeming to move and slide up and down, yet, somehow, remain static, unmoved. Sometimes it can be calming, tranquil...
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The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 6) (2)

I'd been hoping they'd come in Karen's less 'look at me' Previa. But no. The Roller sat there in the estate's tiny car park, like an aircraft carrier...
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The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 6) (1)

A long chapter, this one, so I'll split it over a few days.
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Poem of the week

That's Not The Way I Go

That’s not the way I go. I go Through the knotted hedgerows In the folds of misty trees. I stop to listen to the music Spirits rustling in the...
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Wrigglers

Grimur Passer had come to rescue the Littlewoods on now more than one occasion. How could one possibly pay off such a debt? Might the Littlewoods...
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The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 5) (3)

Of the ones I had of mum and dad, there were three that were special favourites of mine. One of mum as a young woman, posing like a movie star pin-up...
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The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 5) (2)

There were some early school photos of me. I didn't like having my photograph taken, and it showed even then. The attempts at smiles that mostly...
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The Love of the Loveless (Chapter 5) (1)

Next morning, I got up early and went for a short run - just up to the end of the promenade and back. A couple of miles that included a brief stop at...
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Speedy Connections

… so much in the blink of an eye, or a flicker of thought.

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