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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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Sunday Writing Prompt – One Place to Another – Going Back Home

She had said she would accompany me back to the place I last saw him. It wasn’t going to be easy as we’d left each other on such unpleasant terms. But relatives are relatives she told more than once, we … Continue reading

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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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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Grandad’s Birthday.

Image: Ted Strutz. The lineup for the vehicular ferry was long. In the car, there was a sense of expectation. It was Grandad’s 90th birthday, and we were excited to see him. He lived out on the island, and the … Continue reading

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Worth A Thousand Words # 24 – Great Uncle Horatio

Image: https://pixabay.com/en/users/Comfreak-51581/ The painting of Great Uncle Horatio’s final voyage hung in Grandma’s hallway and was always a point of conversation if not controversy. Great Uncle Horatio had been a pirate. Not just a pirate in name but very much … Continue reading

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Worth A Thousand Words #15 – When Cousins Visit.

My cousins loved coming to the farm. They were city kids and the great expanse of back yard we had excited them from the very moment they stepped out of the car. The first thing they’d do was run down … Continue reading

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Three Things Challenge, 25 July 2018

Today’s things are: snowman, family, caring I’d been off school a few days, each day of which my mum checked on me to see if I was roadworthy enough to get myself to school. My mum had a unique caring … Continue reading

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