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Twittering Tales #102 – Broken Barbies – 18 September 2018

Photo by Skitterphotos at Pexels.com The kids are quiet today playing in the girl’s room with the neighbours. I like these dreamy afternoons watching the game, undisturbed. The quiet gets to me. Investigating I find the room empty save for … Continue reading

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Worth A Thousand Words #32 – Darcy and Dolores

Image: The Jolly Flatboatmen, George Caleb Bingham, 1846. National Gallery of Art. They hadn’t always been a jolly bunch. Flatboatmen were of a particular breed. They worked hard, it wasn’t easy maneuvering a flatboat across the water as tides and … Continue reading

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Worth A Thousand Words # 26

Image: https://pixabay.com/en/users/Tama66-1032521/ When the time came to demolish the old house, everyone was surprised to fine the front door still standing. Several times the bulldozers came in, and overnight the door reappeared. We began to understand there had to be … Continue reading

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Tale Weaver #178 – Karma – 5/7/18 – Mother and Children

Image: Pinterest. “She’s a bitch of a girl. I hate her. She does nothing to help and openly flouts everything I ask her to do,” so spoke the mother one day when she was obviously overwhelmed by the demands of … Continue reading

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 39

It was like a hand from the grave would reach out and grab me, and it took all my will power to free myself once again. This was how it felt during the first weeks of separation from my marriage. … Continue reading

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In Other Words, impromptu…

Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or less using the word impromptu.   On a rainy afternoon, my kids prepared an impromptu concert. They planned the performance; choose the music and the moves. They raided the costume box and their mother’s makeup. … Continue reading

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 20

All around me are reminders of the past. The children, in particular, are ever present as a memory of a past I’d rather forget especially the bits I feel ashamed about. I’ve worked to be a good father, to be … Continue reading

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