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Tale Weaver #99: A Dickensian Christmas 22.12.16 – The Carter Family

At the end of the street where Cyril Rum lived he sat at his kitchen table and surveyed the scene outside. The day was warming up, soon he’d be shutting the blinds and pulling the curtains closed to keep out … Continue reading

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Thursday photo prompt – Anomaly #writephoto

Each morning William Grainger received two packages. One was the takings, profits and margins from the previous day. The other was his lunch always packed in a brown paper bag and always containing a vegemite sandwich and an apple. William … Continue reading

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Poetics: Listen to the Mockingbird – Grandstand Joe

Grandstand Joe sits atop the stairs Observes all that lies below him. The early morning sun pokes its way towards him He winces as he stares east Grateful he has survived another night. He watches the walkers and joggers move … Continue reading

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Mondays Finish the Story – Nov. 2nd. 2015 – Coins

Finish the story begins with:   “She lived a life that some would describe as being on edge.” It all had to do with money and the fact that she didn’t have any. Her next meal was always an issue. The … Continue reading

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Music Prompt #9 “The Beigeness” performed by Kate Tempest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEiBdU0tFB0 The music draws my attention From across the fence The beat is relentless Designed to drown out The yelling the screaming, The crying the hope. The woman emerges from the laundry A cane-washing basket sits on her hip Her … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge #76, Hope and Houses, September 1, 2015 – Lofty Abodes

Image: – oprisco She lived in lofty abodes He lived in shallow ditches She dressed in finery He dressed in what came his way. She dreamed of love of a life He dreamed of surviving one more day She dressed … Continue reading

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Mondays Finish the Story – June 22nd, 2015 – Wind Chimes

Finish the story begins with:  “Hey boys, how ’bout y’all makin’ yer Ma some wind chimes?” Otis looked mournfully at his mother She had a way of making the most from dire situations. They were down to their last penny … Continue reading

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Scribe’s Cave Picture Prompt #50 – Hoppy and Poppy

When Hoppy met and married Poppy they were the poorest couple around. A bad motor accident resulted in them both losing a leg. So poor were they only one prosthesis could be afforded. As Hoppy was a slightly larger than … Continue reading

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Poetry Prompt 19 – Rhyme and Reason – How to Create an Underclass

Last week I watched you, dear Treasurer Play with the lives of the poor As you showed them the door To a new poverty never seen before.   I had to endure your words Get out of your seat and … Continue reading

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