Daily Archives: September 24, 2017

…A Thousand-and-One Hail-Stones?

* Dance that yielded… Source: The Silent Eye

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The Costs of Love — #writephoto Frank Hubeny

A sweet maiden frolicked in the fairy glen by its flowing waters swatting mosquitoes. A brave knight saw her and halted his steed. “Fair maiden, you wander in the enchanted glen. Did mosquitoes bite you?” “Many have tasted my innocent … Continue reading

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Guest author: Victoria Zigler – Listen to Toby’s Tales

You’d think knowing from early childhood that something is going to happen one day would prepare you for something when it actually happens. It doesn’t. I have Congenital Glaucoma.  Glaucoma is an eye condition that – if caught early enough … Continue reading

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Guest poet and raconteur: Tallis Steelyard – A Family Saga

For once I cannot be blamed for any of it. It’s obvious that nothing that happened was my fault. Indeed if blame is to be allocated, the only person on whom it can fairly fall is my lady wife Shena. … Continue reading

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Flow by Willow #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto, Thursday photo prompt, from Sue Vincent of Daily Echo is entitled flow. Rules and Pingback Here Flow “Stay” were the last words her master had said. Stay she did until sadly she was dead. Long days and nights she … Continue reading

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Grumpy Ana and the Grouchy Monsters by D. Wallace Peach

Reblogged from Myths of the Mirror: My first children’s book is out in print. During my writing break over the summer, I tried my hand at illustration. It was hard and I learned a lot. I have a whole new respect for … Continue reading

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Flow #writephoto by Bobby Fairfield

Just below the surface of the fast-flowing stream he lay waiting. Below the bubbles and foam the water was clear and cool, he could see all the way up to the steel-grey rocks ahead. He had waited here for many … Continue reading

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Back in school, in French classes, we used to be given ‘comprehension tests’ for our homework. Doubtless the same exercises are used the world over, though not necessarily by that name. ‘Comprehension’ involved reading a passage written in French, after … Continue reading

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‘So this is paradise’… Stuart France

* “‘No man is an island’, yet your richest, most successful ‘sons’, have all bought islands to live on?” Count Jack Black * Source: ‘So this is paradise’… | Stuart France

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Troth #midnighthaiku

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