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Story慈 — Compassion johnshade01 week 5 days ago
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StoryLetter from Austria johnshade21 year 3 months ago
StoryA Marriage johnshade61 year 7 months ago
StoryOrgasm johnshade11 year 7 months ago
Blog entryDark Arts Circus johnshade32 years 3 days ago
StoryA Passenger Incident johnshade13 years 5 months ago
Forum topicLine Breaks johnshade14 years 1 month ago
StorySoft Play johnshade54 years 4 months ago
Blog entryJanuary 21st. Save the Date! Insertponceyfre...24 years 5 months ago
StoryWhat Are You Writing Daddy? johnshade24 years 9 months ago
Collectiontails/heads johnshade05 years 1 month ago
Forum topicNon public posts johnshade105 years 2 months ago
StoryI Heart London johnshade15 years 3 months ago
Blog entryAlice Munro (2009) Too Much Happiness. celticman55 years 4 months ago
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慈 — Compassion

— And they say money can’t buy happiness! Plato wasn’t sure how well the two-headed boy understood his witticism (the language barrier struck him in...
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不敢為天下先 — Daring not to be first in the world

The Vizier — a small man of ever-growing consequence — watched with relish as his towering rival began to shrink in his chair. The tall man’s...


Her eyelashes were gummed together in twos and threes by mascara. Thick black eyeliner traced very closely the curve of her eyelids, running through...


Giving to beggars is one of the dirty delights of wealth. That pinprick of feeling as their eyes meet yours, as they greet your generosity with...

Letter from Austria

What a comedy of humanness a ski slope is! That to enjoy the beautiful snow-clad Alps we have to cover them with giant people-hauling machines,...