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In IKEA, he dreams about the woman he loves

I'm eating the usual Daim Bar cake, taking note as this incredible day continues to unfold like a bolt of silk. Kissed on the back of my neck by the...

Never Give Up

I wrestled this weather with snow-laden Algonquin style snow shoes climbing what seemed like a mountain of damp crystals. Determination an only guide...

“of a piece “

Of a Piece by MarciaMarcia a finished piece of writing is distanced from its author’s heart it’s architect’s mind It's maker’s hand quietly words...

Familial Rites

Awkward silence. Ka’lana towered over Lore and for the first time since their arrival was giving them her full attention. She crossed the room in a...

Family Meetings

Orange sands. The medical station was a lifetime away and around them now were the orange sands of Quatarr. Before them stood a small but proud house...

Golden Memories: Sundries

No real theme to these recollections, but then that's often how memory seems to work, with strange tangential connections and unexpected associations...

The Light Of A New Day

The Light Of A New Day By Paul McCann . Touched by the light of the new day that streamed through the windows just as I hoped that it would do . Soft...

The Eternal Now, Bodnant, Wales

Under the laburnum arch, yellow in May, we were happy. Let's go again, relive the moment, absence filled, renewed. 'Isn't this lovely', you said. I...
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Moon Mamas of the Silk River Nostoi

Crisp sighs in wonder. A blink, a breath - she is gone...
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WebWorld (2.1)

Part 2 - The Road North 1. I’d like to say it was an uneventful drive and we got to our destination without incident. Sadly, the truth gets a lot...
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Maria's Diary 35 The Shipwreck

Chapter 35 The Shipwreck Where'er the foot of man hath trod, He feels the presence of a God: Around, above, beneath,-where'er His thought can reach,...
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The Myth of Olympians

I have played and followed sport all my life. I am thrilled by the endeavour, skill and sheer bloody-mindedness it takes to be the best at any sport. I just can't see the point of these Olympics, which are devalued by how they will be conducted. I really think a cancellation would have been better. Thousands of disappointed Olympian athletes, I know, but still... Image from wiki-commons fiddled with by me. Licence: CC BY 2.0
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Mother Of Despair

Mother Of Despair by Paul McCann . Mother of despair my eyes are teary I am so weary and feel so bleary with all that I bear . Mother of despair you...

How Can I Do All This

How Can I Do All This By Paul McCann How can I leave when I'm locked in this place . How can I pay my bills , it's a disgrace . How can I work when...

The Late Christopher Mayer

He starred in an episode of "18 Wheels Of Justice". He died ten years ago today and his name was Chris. He starred in a movie that is titled "Stunts...
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100% Cotton

“Made in Vietnam” “Assembled in India” “Country of Origin – Mexico” Indentured rising in these t’s and shirts Tortured hands picking the cotton balls...

Outdoors Nova Scotia

A camper’s fireplace built from helter-skelter stones creates strength. A blaze of flame provides a meal of brook trout in a pan its aroma inviting-...
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Culture

Just an isolated experience to recount. But was it? I was in a large charity shop looking at stuff when I found myself ambling slowly past an orange...

Cadillacs and Cataracts

According to figures released yesterday by the government, life expectancy has dropped for the first time in years. As of yesterday, that number is...

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