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I Wanna Be Adored - Chapter Four - If Only Tonight we Could Sleep.

"If only tonight we could sleep, in a bed made of flowers" I don’t mean to upset mum but that doesn’t override the fact that my shirt and tie are...

Covid 19

This situation has me petrified , It feels a bit like genocide! Lockdown is a scary word! Especially from the Taoiseach’s mouth heard! It's the worst...

Finding the Real Christ

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] If your fears, frustrations fester lift your heart to prayer for faith – not a mindless, empty ritual – finding One who rules the earth. …
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Every Night

Every night I have this dream. The night is heavy, and the darkness is liquid, caressing inside itself warm, whiskey colours; umbers and ambers and...

Busking On Blisters - Chapter 1 - Part 2

Busking On Blisters By Paul McCann Chapter 1 Dark Nights, Dawns And Fast Twilights. Part 2 It was the place where I busked everyday and in my mind it...

Busking On Blisters - Chapter 1 - Part 1

Busking On Blisters By Paul McCann Chapter 1 Dark Nights, Dawns And Fast Twilights. Part 1 Australia in the seventies was exciting and fashionable ...

Busking On Blisters - Authors Preface

Busking On Blisters A Novel by Paul McCann Authors Preface Let me invite you into the lonely life of travelling musician . Your welcome to come on in...

Downshire Diary – (95) Escape to the Summer Fête (Part 01)

Paul Biggerstaff and Liz Bradshaw were staying on a camp site in the Finchbottom Vale that was once a working railway station before it fell afoul of Dr Beeching and his cuts, in a place called Sharpinghead.

I HAVE A LITTLE RIDDLE FOR YOU

I have a little riddle for you

YOU SPEND YOUR LIFE AVOIDING CONFLICT

“You spend your life avoiding conflict”

Shattered Strings

Your body and bones, Entangled in mine, Lucifer’s embrace- A beautiful mess Encompassing me, With so much regret. Why does it always come to this, An...

Sister

From the very morning she came to me, Smiling, through those intricate raven curls; The birth of a new soul, precious and free, Hearts suddenly...
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Top Secret

A close call. (Flash fiction -500 words).
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AN ORDINARY MAN - PART 3 - INDIA, BURMA, RAMREE THEN HOME AGAIN

AN ORDINARY MAN – PART 3 – THE ROAD TO INDIA & BURMA – RAMREE ISLAND AND BEYOND, then HOME AGAIN The rest of the memoirs were written down by me...

progress

when did i think life was about progress? things getting better improving new horizons silly life is about falling apart and heading for the grave...
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Meeting with a Dark-edged Bee Fly

‘You look kind of menacing?’ ‘Oh really, tell me more…’ ‘That long proboscis thing, It’s rather like a sword.’ ‘It’s for getting at the nectar In the...
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RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE

My PTSD was initially diagnosed in 1996. My PTSD therapist thinks it’s a good idea to share my war experience, so that’s why I wrote this story. Physically I left the war behind , but it came home with me. It never goes away. It comes back in many different forms, but however, it returns it destroys everything in its path. It returns through us as anger, anxiety, aggressiveness, emotional distress, memory loss, hopelessness, isolation, sleep loss, and nightmares.

Imaging

You can decide today I live by the facts I will not be guided anymore by pale pink ideas or dark purple illusions From now on I will be a man of my...
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Stupid Bikes In Small Towns

It’s crap when you get a puncture far from home and you have to walk like a bell-end through the whole town wit yer stupid bike – you never know who...
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A naked boulevardian

This where the fire engineer lives, in an elastic bedsit in the interstices between Beaujolais and Thunderbird the tactical skin wince-flexing around...
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