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Microfiction challenge #6:The child – Marcus

Image: Else Berg “Don’t you ever think he might be lonely sitting there all day?” asked Ellie to her friend May. May looked across at her son Marcus sitting in his play pen pulling on the ears of his fluffy … Continue reading

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Tuesday is Challenge Day! – The Parent of the Artist.

You said your son’s an artist? Yes. And this is art? Yes, he says we are now part of his installation. For how long? The month he says. A MONTH? Yes for the length of the exhibition. But I have … Continue reading

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2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 18 – In the Staffroom

For today’s prompt, write an office poem. It’s the hustle bustle The urgency of every decision Piles of requests and orders Referrals from over worked staff The endless paperwork Rising stress and trauma Of deadlines and student reports. I breathe … Continue reading

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SoCS Oct 23/15 – Beef

My mother and father were great lovers of a side of beef. She and dad had a thing about beef; in simple terms they couldn’t get enough of the stuff. Every meal was beef in one form or other. Braised, … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge #60, Still, May 12, 2015 – Keeping Your Head Above Water

Photo credit: -Vampire Zombie Keeping your head above water Is hard on Struggle Street. The kids are killing me What with food, health Forever one of them has a cold It’s always ‘I wanna I wanna…’ I am running and … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt #90 – Proverb – January 18, 2015 – The Apple That Fell.

Image: “Fruit Pickers Harvesting Under the Mango Tree,” by Fernando Amorsolo in 1939 Proverb: “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” You know I was born in a very different time. My mother would often say, ‘You were very … Continue reading

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Open Link Night ~ December 2014 – The Night Before

It was the night before the night before, Around the house there was movement a plenty For the year had drawn to a tired old end We sat back and reflected, fine wine in our hand.   The children had … Continue reading

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