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Repeater

A corpse in a copse. I'd gotten to the point when my life was all but perfect. But then my ...
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Intermezzo

The piano was unusual. It had lain undisturbed behind boxed cargo. The soiled tarpaulin told of a decade’s neglect. It ...
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Richard’s ‘Next Page’ and Intro Text Test

This is page 3 (or maybe Chapter 3?) Roses are red Violets are blue yadda yadda yadda yadda you! the end! ...
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Watchman (with speech)

Since Atlanta, she had looked out the dining-car window with a delight almost physical. Over her breakfast coffee, she watched ...
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Seen in Morocco 1974

Seen in Morocco 1974   A run-down village of adobe walls painted shabby shades of rose-red pink  stands forlorn on ...
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Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer, though dead as a saucer, towers in April showers. From “Disoccidented” by Alfie Shoyger: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Disoccidented-Alfie-Shoyger/dp/1999922859 ...
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The poetical over-sensitivity

Moody poets are most volatile and unpredictable, they are complained of for their lack of continuity, that you can never ...
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Ghosts of the battlefield

 Wandering ghosts hide whispering in the mist, Forgotten voices echoing across barren fields, Here only one thing seems to grow,  ...
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The party is over

No, not quite as yet, there might be shortcomings and hangovers, there might be some abruptions, something wrong that wrecks ...
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A Place Rarely Visited

This is a memory of a  place rarely visited. A recently trusted wilderness, where I wandered without worry, when the ...
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Cheese at Bedtime

Eating Cheese just before retiring to bed is inviting strange dreams in the night my mother always said. I loved ...
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“The End of an Affair”

reworked tanka I said, "Don’t love me, ‘we’ can never ever be". I said another held my heart, my hopes, ...
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The Gunslinger

Intro:  I really liked seeing the "cowboy" walking about the city centre when I was young. I've always loved eccentrics ...
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The Kingfisher

Recently saw while on a walk a kingfisher by a riverbank. Only the third time I've been lucky enough to ...
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Irrelevant

... To you, lot has remained untold now it has lost its relevance, so I’m silent. Still many moments were ...
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First Night

This was for the prose challenge, I missed it ...
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Venice

carrying the epithet "la serenissima" since the morning of history... Salviamo Venezia! ...
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Calling your name

You didn't come back My sky, dark-circled with winds In the midst of smoky clouds I am calling you The sound is ...
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Melodrama

My effort for the prose challenge. I only just made it, so pse forgive rough edges ...
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The secret garden

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) ...
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Is it possible?

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) ...
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Victorian Superstar

Intro: up to 50 words  Charles Dickens has always been my favourite author and in my opinion is our greatest ...
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Smoke and Ashes

When an affair dissolves it can leave a bitter taste and a desire for revenge ...
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The Lord’s Press

It's not so easy to turn down the first chance you ever get ...
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Natural Interlude

Two teenagers met on a French beach. The meeting was brief and casual yet it changed their lives forever.  ...
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Multimedia Mania

As yet another all singing all dancing product is thrust upon us an observation on today's obsession with phones ...
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Modern Kyrillov And The Lurid Statues

Kyrrilov* says it's good to be able to feel one's thought not just cogitate. (one of the main characters or ...
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Potential Energy

Serve Eros to repel Thanatos, that's the deal! ...
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The Labyrinth

It's best to play it as best you can. But once and once only ...
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There’s Only One God

Intro: up to 50 words Why are there so many religions ? Why not just one ? As I get ...
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The Prisoner

Here it is again, maybe it can show up on Monday ...
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“Apitate Eternity Ring”

A recent revision - ruthlessly edited to less than 50 percent of the original - but, hopefully, perfectly formed and ...
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Final Farewell

To be read at my planting (Or roasting) should I pop off before my dear wife. (I'm not planning on ...
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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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Fancy A Sarnie ?

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) Who doesn't like a sandwich ? This will ...
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Innocence Lost

Dedicated to the innocent child Omran Dagneesh the little Syrian boy in the ambulance.  ...
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Trinity

The sad story of a successful man ...
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The Town (1-9)

western script poetry ...
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The monk

sorting ...
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A Pastis Pastiche

My first work in a long time.  It's the product of good red wine and warm evening sunshine.   You ...
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Holy Night

haibun  ...
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Last Days Of Summer

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) ...
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The Measure of a Man

Disturbed by what is happening around me... I decided to post this piece written sometime ago ********************************** The measure of ...
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my nursing experiences

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) ...
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The Journey Continues (the cancer diary)

For those that are interested, here it is. Life after Chemo, the next stage ...
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my nursing experiences continued……..

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) ...
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Metaphor

The original of this story has apparently disappeared ...
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‘T’

Just a bit of fun ...
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Dawg.

In March I found myself in one difficult situation. My Patterdale Terrier, Tim, who’d been my shadow since 2004, went ...
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Haiku Writing

In an attempt to hone up my haiku writing skills, I started contributing to a haiku website. The experts ripped ...
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Shot at dawn

Intro:Dedicated to the memory of the poor souls shot at dawn during WW1  ...
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No time for love

My first submission to this new site - hoping I did nothing wrong ...
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The House I Lived In

The original of this story has apparently disappeared ...
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Headaches and heartaches

I used to write regularly for UKAuthors with a limitation of two poems each time. I suppose that standard is ...
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Sunset Land

Looking for the land that doesn't exist ...
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Memories

A touch of nostalgia ...
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Chapter 33: Angels and Illusions

Chapter 33 of the Light-Father: Pious and his Angels close in for the kill as the Phoenix reaches the centre ...
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Xmas

Bit early but still...Just checking the submission process :)Well, that's my excuse ...
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Living in the Now

The start of the next Cancer Diary. I was waiting for my Chemo results ...
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Old Billy Fly

I worked as a domiciliary carer and a carer for realtives so this song is based on true stories of ...
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Aggie’s Ghost

A childhood remembrance from the depths of old Bed/Stuy in Brooklyn ...
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A Rant

Written for a friend  ...
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The Perfect Woman

Everybody's beautiful in their own way...  (Ray Stevens)     ...
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Beware Anadiplosis (it bites).

So, just how good is your English? A lighthearted look ...
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Ignorant Armies

With thanks to Matthew Arnold, who knew the problems of the infantry ...
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Moon Blanket

I tried an experiment, a blank notebook, a pen and my muse. This is what I came up with and ...
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The strange saga of Toby.

Toby had been diagnosed with a terminal illness, he had been given six months to nine months to live.  But ...
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A daft rhyme.

Thia idea came to me in hospitalMr. and Mrs. Salmonhad a daughter they called Ella.throughout her early lifeshe was always ...
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Affluenza – a haibun

An attempt at writing a haibun...They say he suffers from affluenza... An affliction that leads to sloth, obesity and a ...
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Dead Clever

‘What a glorious island darling sunshine, beautiful sea, this romantic bungalow, our own sailing dinghy. Simply perfect.’ ‘Drink your iced ...
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Sleep Memories

endowed with eerie autonomy! ...
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Volcanic disruption…

My wife and I were on holiday on the island of Tenerife in 2010 when all aircraft were grounded because ...
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Table for One

I don’t need to say ‘Table for one’ any more. The waiter has stopped saying it as well. He would ...
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The end will come with a whimper not a war.

We blew it.Ever stopped and thought about why you live in a world like the one you do?Probably, briefly, when ...
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Carlton Tallis RIP.

 This is the intro to a longer longer story about the demise of Carlton Tallis ...
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Coming back…

This is in response to a 5 hundred word challenge that was submitted on the aternative uka site but didn't ...
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“Monday Bloody Monday”

Head bowed against siling rain Collar up shielding ears Hat brim a leaking spout Shoes beat a tattoo as He ...
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Critic’s Choice

We all take criticism of our work in different ways. Sometimes we thank the critic and sometimes we are cut ...
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Vitamin Sea

The reason I feel so alive, Is ‘cos I learned to dive Between you and me Vitamin sea Is all ...
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Chess and Memory.

The competition asked for ‘A short factual – maybe humorous article about the problems associated with getting older, from a ...
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Trapped

Trapped. Goad 'A'm Hungry, whit A wid dae furra a16 0z steak wi aw the trimmings, onion rings and chips, ...
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Electric John

He was fed and nourished from the lives of others having no descernible life of his own. To the cast ...
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Voices from the Web 2016

Voices from the Web Anthology 2016

These stories and poems have been selected by members of the writer’s website, UKAuthors, and on the basis of votes ...
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