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THE TRIALS OF AN ANGEL Part 10: Fire power

A short but significant one this time (image of Wild Boar courtesy Wiki commons)
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The good days were as fleeting as a summer shower. In June 2101 our community numbered 3284. On my seventy-fifth birthday, seven years later, we had...
Gold cherry

TRIALS OF AN ANGEL Part 8: A Good Start

It was lucky the “The Big Green” (as our people called it) occurred in June. The summer perfect; a wonderful mixture of warm sun-blessed days and...

THE TRIALS OF AN ANGEL Part 7: A New Way of Life

Some of my girls had tears in their eyes. Monica and Janey of Darwin and Canada gebiets sobbed. Both took young male partners and were mothers. I...

THE TRIALS OF AN ANGEL - Part 6 Isolation

Exhausted after hours of reading acres of scientific literature we sat under the library’s skylight on gilded regency chairs staring into space...


146 of my comments have received 154 Great Feedback votes

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Thank you Luigi

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2022

I am always proud to get a compliment from the master.

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Posted in Bed and Board by The Silk Road

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I read this thoughtful piece when I posted my effort

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2022

The final stanza left a lasting impression. Clever words so full of hope. I'll drink to that thought!

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Posted in sound escape

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Good morning citizens of Airstrip 1

Posted on Wed, 15 Jun 2022

It looks to me the real danger from Oceana is further East.

Eastasia and Eurasia are getting rather pally, 

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Posted in Putin Times : More Thoughts by Alfred Muggins (Part 3)

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Hi BH this is a wonderful poem full of hope.

Posted on Mon, 13 Jun 2022

It reminded me that, even with of the terrible things taking place in Ukraine when we see the latest pictures of the devastation caused by the Devil in the Kremlin, the bright green leaves of trees and shooting grass within the rubble the cycle...

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Posted in (This Life) Part 7: Resilience

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This is a big surprise, Drew. Many thanks

Posted on Mon, 07 Mar 2022

Not sure I deserve it since this is just a part of a longer piece, but I'll take it!

I hope the World situation calms down so I feel I can cerry on with this in the future


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Posted in THE FIRST ANGEL 12 &13

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I only get BBC 1&2, but yes the BBC is biased toward ---

Posted on Thu, 20 Jan 2022

endless sporting events

Cooking programmes

antiques hunts and game shows

celebrity game shows with celebrities I've never heard of

Programmes showing you how to be a property developer

Programmes about people...

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Posted in BBC TV Listings, Wednesday January 21st 2032.

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Thanks very much Claudine

Posted on Mon, 03 Jan 2022

I'm working on it. I've never tried writing anything in this genre before. I'll just see where it takes me. Isuppose it's going to be rather dark. 

Thanks again. The cherries were very tasty. :)

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I didn't know that, Ewan.

Posted on Fri, 31 Dec 2021

Although I loved watching Whispering Bob, I didn't always get a chance to see the programme so no doubt I missed or "forgot" his explanation. I had a similar problem with finding (and remembering) the time to tune in to John Peel's genius. A...

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Posted in Earworms

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This has to be one of the best I've ever read from you, Rachel

Posted on Thu, 18 Nov 2021

And to say that, it must be super good.

Absorbing , evocative ,intimate, brilliant, informative. Everybody has said these words. I am having a tough time thinking of another word to express my admiration for this piece.

It gives me...

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Posted in The Solitude of Sleep

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This is brilliant, Jane!

Posted on Tue, 16 Nov 2021

This magnificent piece makes my efforts look pretty insignificant. 

I applaud you for penning this work of genius!!!!


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Posted in Drilling Out Blame