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50 Word Thursday #15 – Songwitch

“I’m not a songwitch,” Kassa protested. But she sure looked like one. Long elongated face, a voice that sent shivers down your spine. She sat by the fire as we awaited her song. Today there was family. Not hers but … Continue reading

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50 Word Thursday #7 – Thomas and the Cat

“The very next day, Carella got the fight he was spoiling for.” From Ed McBain’s Give the Boys a Great Big Hand Thomas was told by his mother not to go into the kitchen. It was a place fraught with … Continue reading

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50 Word Thursday #6 – Aunt Jean

“At last, the relative had left and – as with most promised things in life – there was no soaring joy accompanying the event.” Aunt Jean lived in a sprawling house in the country with a large tree in the … Continue reading

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50 Word Thursday #5 – Failed Dreams

“Peter Gericke loved airplanes as some men love horses, with a deep and unswerving passion.” From Jack Higgins The Eagle Has Landed Pete’s ambition to have an airfield in his backyard never took in the fact it would end in flames. … Continue reading

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50 Word Thursday #4 – Gallop’s Bad Day.

“Life was a queer business, she thought.  On occasions it threw people together haphazardly without regard to consequences.” From Frederick J Thwaites No Rainbow In The Sky When life was a lazy day in a paddock, it was hard for Gallop to … Continue reading

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50 Word Thursday #3 – The Cat.

“You had to take your shoes off when you went in and you weren’t allowed to jump on the furniture or tease the cat.” The cat was on the roof, behind the bougainvillea. Despite all the coaxing, it made it … Continue reading

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50 Word Thursday #2 – When a Grandson Visits.

Quote: “The old man would have loved that – an unexpected visit from his clever half-English grandson” The rules: 1 Completed piece must be in mutiples of 50 words – maximum of 250 words. Anything is acceptable – poetry, story, … Continue reading

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