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Rental (Part 2 of 2)

I move briskly, like I’m late for the Stratford bus, but that can’t be where I’m going. I recognize the land around me. These are the fields on the...
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Gold cherry

Rental (Part 1 of 2)

Back to the Future plays silently on a wall-mounted TV. It’s the scene where Marty promises to take Jenn out in his Dad’s truck. I don’t need the...
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Cherry

“Are You Ready to Go Back to Titanic?”

Apparently not. Today is the celebration of Durten’s life. In the Universal Hall. Last Thursday I asked a friend when it was arranged. I felt my...

Wonderful King

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] God pre-eminent we worship, wholly wise and full of grace. He alone can be the Saviour, only He can keep us...

Tea

You loved tea and drank it continuously. Not just any tea though, it had to be Darjeeling with full fat milk. ‘Weak as p**s’, some would mock. You’d...
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Cherry

Killing Scorpio - Part Two

It was upstairs in the smaller of the O2 venues and the place was only half full so we had no trouble in threading our way through to the front. We...
Cherry

Killing Scorpio - Part One

You must have had this conversation in your head. We all have haven’t we? Or no, maybe I’m wrong. Yes, when I think about it I probably am wrong, I...
Cherry

Touch

When I was young, my mother tried not to touch me as much as she could. I was very dirty but not really dirty enough to avoid being touched. When I...
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Cherry

Yellow Blooms Of Late May

My eyes are windows to the world, focused on charms of each sweet day; in such a place that's so alive with sweeping acres of green and yellow...
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The Ghost Of The Abandoned House

The Ghost Of The Abandoned House By Paul McCann Every day Dennis would leave Butler Street school with me to have lunch . went to my Grandmothers...
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Cherry

The Foggie Neuk (pronounced / foe-ghee nuke /

I love a Farmer’s Market. It makes me feel all wholesome and not at all annoyed that wicker baskets catch your clothes. Moving through the fayre in a...
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Cherry

The Singing Corner Boys

The Singing Corner Boys By Paul McCann The singing corners boys of old Ardoyne knew how to harmonise , they could cut out a song like a choir of...

The Going’s On In The Baby Club

The Going’s On In The Baby Club By Paul McCann Opposite the shops on the other side of the road , there used to be a baby club where Mammy’s and...
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Brother's Keeper

[Brother’s Keeper] In our streets, man! Massive blood stains our hands in a battle with no end. Useless death marked by someone else's plan. Family’s...

You Wish

{YOU WISH} Once their lover’s heart stringed accord. Took leave for Beijing Opera house: Melody broken note; instrument left in a void.

Seven Sense

“Seven Sense” Your lyrics sway the beat of my heart in stillness: with every rising tone, serenade; my Solace.

Loading the weapons in the car

‘All that’s left to do is load the weapons in the car.’ ‘No going back now.’ ‘Indeed.’ ‘I’m nervous.’ ‘Me too. But we’ll be fine. We’ve planned it...
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Oh Savannah

Just back from our spiritual journey to Savannah. Yeah, we were on the lookout for ghosts but discovered charm. Charm is a ghost from Savannah's past...

More Aberdeen Voices

(A brief history in haiku part 2) (1800) A long time ago The main street was constructed A mile of granite (1900) Shops on all sides Still thriving...
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