Tag Archives: childhood

Flowers…

  There were always flowers. Orchids pinned upon a mother’s breast, All lace and diamonds. Long black gloves And painted lips, As she left, laughing. A child who watched As the door closed. There were flowers… Yellow tulips, Cellophane and … Continue reading

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Have you danced today?

I came across the Nietzsche quote, remembering that I first read it years ago in his Zarathrusta, a book much in fashion in my youth. I was struck even then, armed with too few years and too little experience of … Continue reading

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A Year with Grandfather – Guest Post by Felicity Sidnell Reid at TRSA

Reblogged from The Story Reading Ape As I toiled upstairs one morning in my grandparents’ house, a rumbling angry voice broke the silence. I couldn’t make out the words, but the emotion couldn’t be misread, even by an eight-year-old. I … Continue reading

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Down the Snow Stairs

It has been a weekend of inclement weather. When the Siberian winds finally dropped, the snow fell, closing roads and making even the shortest journey hazardous. Snow always takes me back to childhood, even when it is inconvenient or the … Continue reading

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A family of dogs

There have not always been dogs in my life, but there have always been dogs in my heart. All of them, except the setters, who were family and Echo, who was a gift, were rescue dogs. And all of them … Continue reading

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Cold comfort

The bedroom was seriously cold… I had left the window open all day and all night and the temperature has struggled to get above freezing lately. I smiled… because that is exactly how I like it. I don’t care for … Continue reading

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Perpetual Deja Vu – Excerpt-3, Stoner on a rollercoaster #writephoto

Run..run! She closed her eyes. Her heart hammering wildly, lungs fighting their own battle. And she was running.. Focusing all her energy on her unbelievably heavy feet. She was giving it all. As if death was chasing her. Or even … Continue reading

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What if? Not a poem – by Jan Malique

Reblogged from strangegoingsonintheshed: Image: Barmouth, North Wales, Jan Malique What if I could bring back all that you’d forgotten? Will you smile then, run in fields of glory, be the child bathed in laughter? Piece by piece assemble the memories … Continue reading

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The Tale of a Quest Down a Hallway – Gregg Savage #writephoto

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Zane who woke up feeling very ill. He hadn’t really eaten anything unusual the night before, nor did he have any signs of a cold. He just knew something wasn’t quite … Continue reading

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Sweetness #midnighthaiku

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