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The Prisoner

My friend Miguel, he was minister of health... I believe he is no longer with us ...
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/ / Non-Fiction / 2 Comments on The Prisoner / 421 words / /

Catch that pigeon

Waiting for retirement ...
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/ / Poetry / 4 Comments on Catch that pigeon / 137 words / /

School Reunion 2008

celebrating its half-centenary ...
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/ / Poetry / No Comments on School Reunion 2008 / 334 words / /

Fancy A Sarnie ?

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) Who doesn't like a sandwich ? This will make someone hungry I guarantee !  Main text of your writing. As a young lad I liked bread and jam, then again I loved cheese n pickle or a sandwich of corned beef or spam. I was also keen on beef dripping as it had such a lovely taste, "eat all the crusts, mum said ...
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/ / Non-Fiction / 2 Comments on Fancy A Sarnie ? / 173 words / /

Tempest Tossed

Faith in tribulation Inside those half-dreaming lids where man attempts to find some kinship and wakes, eyes wide... There lies a common thread  that binds us all together enduring, eternal. Though trials and circumstance afflict us sorely, The Captain is still in command. I lie, a storm-cursed sailor tired of dreams… But waiting in the guts of me to see dry land.     ...
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Poshlost

to Gogol ...
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/ / Poetry / 10 Comments on Poshlost / 103 words / /

Dad

in memory of my Dad ...
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/ / Poetry / 24 Comments on Dad / 101 words / / UKA PICK!

Innocence Lost

Dedicated to the innocent child Omran Dagneesh the little Syrian boy in the ambulance.  ...
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/ / Non-Fiction / 12 Comments on Innocence Lost / 52 words / /

Seeking Disillusionment

is part of normal human functioning, a recently discussed observation ...
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/ / Poetry / 4 Comments on Seeking Disillusionment / 189 words / /

We Oft Forget

We live and die we hope and dream between sleep and awake We hope and we dream   We want and we need we hate and loathe between here and eternity We hate and we loathe   We're good and bad we love and dream and hate and loathe and kill and destroy and we pick up the pieces   We think and we learn We think that we learn but between us we oft ...
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/ / Dreams, hope, Poetry / 8 Comments on We Oft Forget / 67 words / /

Towers Above the Mist

Inspired by a picture of LA towers rising out of the fog. Math is a pun on the numbers of economics but the capitalisation refers to the Math of Celtic Myth, brother of Don, a magician who could still sea and sky but could only thrive with his feet in the lap of a virgin. Must have been inconvenient but the virgin here is Gaia herself.   Towers Above the Mist To the drum of ...
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Decadence

/ / Poetry / 6 Comments on Decadence / 73 words / /

Trinity

The sad story of a successful man ...
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/ / Non-Fiction / 7 Comments on Trinity / 2147 words / / UKA PICK!

Natura Naturans, 5

I am struggling to keep this story alive, so apologies in advance if this part is weak ...
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/ / Apocalypse, Fiction / 4 Comments on Natura Naturans, 5 / 700 words / /

The Potion

Contempt is sprinkled with a pinch of pique and slowly added to her odious pot. She whisks some spite into the mix to wreak revenge. It bubbles until piping hot. Enticed, you sniff the effervescent brew and salivating test a morsel first, but soon you're hooked on ladles of her stew and gobble quickly, unaware it's cursed. Awakening, Chimera's madness surges through your body, bending as it shakes with rage. Unleashed, your tongue succumbs to ...
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/ / Poetry / 6 Comments on The Potion / 103 words / /

Summer Books.

The first flurry of falling leaves ...
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/ / Nature., Poetry / 11 Comments on Summer Books. / 34 words / /

Christmas Aunties

Auntie Elsie, not quite a Chelsea pensioner but can’t see too clear or mention a fight in a local car park without waxing vocal about men a lot and not relaxing, says aardvark when she means ardent, bless the workings of her head, and sergeants instead of sardines. Auntie Jean scavenges in the fridge for gherkins and sangria and challenges her blistered and ganglier sister Fay to a game of bridge. For shame! She can’t ...
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/ / Poetry / 9 Comments on Christmas Aunties / 188 words / /

Seasons

The pain of the inevitabilty for some ...
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/ / Altzeimers, audio, mother, Poetry, protection / 14 Comments on Seasons / 130 words / /