Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Island #Writephoto

Originally posted on vanbytheriver:
From John Donne, London, 1614. Meditation 17 Devotions upon Emergent Occasions ‘No man is an iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a clod…

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Thursday photo prompt – The Island #writephoto

This week’s photo prompt: Standing in the waves, looking out to the west, a mysterious island appears on the horizon… Use the image to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… by Wednesday 6th July and link back … Continue reading

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Photo prompt round-up – The Door #writephoto

Thank you to everyone who wrote for this week’s photo prompt. Some posts have been reblogged, but please click on the links below to visit all the posts and leave a comment for the author! The picture was taken a … Continue reading

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My heart has wings To sail the wave of sleepless dreams My heart has wings To follow where the moonlight sings And dance a path of silver beams I journey through the starlit gleams My heart has wings For Jane … Continue reading

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Whispers in the West – part one

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
Whispers in the West – part one It was early on Friday afternoon. Lizzy, one of our Companions in the Silent Eye, had assembled us for the start of three days of delightful discovery…

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A day at the zoo

In a complete role reversal, my son took me to the zoo today. I have very mixed feelings about zoos in general. The thought of confining  animals designed for vast landscapes has always seemed wrong and there are truly horror … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle #midnighthaiku

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Originally posted on Naa Prapancham,My World…:
Troubles are like stiff stone walls, time also can’t find a way through it… Oppurtunities are the doors in them… And hardwork is the key… There isn’t any luck, Only hardwork – will…

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A dire warning from Tallis Steelyard

The inimitable Tallis Steelyard introduces a new volume of The Port Naain Intelligencer… a tortuous tale of passion, intrigue and murder on the streets of his city in which he and Benor became embroiled. In Port Naain, Jim Webster has … Continue reading

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Gilding the lily – a cupcake society

The house smells good. I have been baking. There is a reason for this… it is an act of rebellion. I’ve always baked. Not so much these days when there is usually only me, the dog and a recalcitrant waistline… … Continue reading

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