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The human cost #Remembrance

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, one hundred years ago, the Armistice came into effect and the guns fell silent after four years of horror. The Great War, the ‘war to end all wars’, … Continue reading

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Waste

Trampled where they fell, the dead and dying, Mud and blood tainting each final breath, Their cries unheard, unheeded by the guns, Made one with sacred earth blasphemed by death. Shells crack and cackle, ‘necessary evil’, A whispered ‘Mother!’ lost … Continue reading

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#writephoto regulars ~ Meet Ken Gierke

I asked the writephoto challenge regulars if they would like to come over and introduce themselves. Today we meet Ken Gierke from rivrvlogr. Without those of you who write and read the pieces inspired by the weekly photos, the writephoto … Continue reading

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Asya Speaks Out ~ Notes to Women #writephoto

Photo by Sue Vincent The magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains and surrounding beautiful landscape which usually filled Asya with peace failed to do so this morning.   There was political uncertainty in Sweden as the anti-immigrant party made historic gains … Continue reading

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Second childhood…

With the unconscious wisdom of youth, my son decided that he would give me a games console. It is not, perhaps, the obvious gift for a woman about to enter her seventh decade, but then, he assures me that as … Continue reading

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The Slave Girl ~ A Heart for Africa #writephoto

She watched them, filled with revulsion. They were like two animals in heat–her husband and that wretched slave girl. If she had a rifle she would blow them to smithereens but being a Christian woman, it wouldn’t do for her … Continue reading

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The Asylum Tree ~ Fandango #writephoto

“Look at that tree, Ma,” Alex said, pointing to a tree with limbs and branches covered torn pieces of cloth. “What does it mean?” he asked her. “That, sweetie,” Cindy said, “is known as the ‘Asylum Tree.’ It’s meant to … Continue reading

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Elusive realities: Robbie Cheadle – The boy with nine lives

On 30 January 2006, my son, Michael, was born. He was a very healthy baby, with a tiny wizen face, just like a little old man. His APGAR score was 10 out of 10 and he didn’t need to go … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle – Waitoma Glowworm Caves

During our family visit to the North Island of New Zealand in August 2016, we visited the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The name Waitomo comes from the Maori words wai meaning water and tomo meaning hole or shaft. I have a … Continue reading

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#writephoto – Through The Window ~ Helen Jones

He liked to watch the world change. Today it was snowy, the little tree purged of leaves by winter, the land beyond carpeted white. Some days he saw green grass and flowers, butterflies dancing. At other times wind blew the … Continue reading

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