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Messengers

Pure Children Born anew Of driven snow Unblemished beauty Encapsulating spring A promise of renewal Modest messengers of the gods Offer hope and illumination Shining in shadows with an inner light Etheree for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge

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Laurels #writephoto

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Buried Secrets ~ Anurag Bakhshi #writephoto

The tranquil picture of an ancient tree by the pristine lake was suddenly shattered by two horrified screams. “Is that a hand?” Stan cried out. Dave replied brokenly, “Y…y…yes….But…but….how is that possible? We had buried him right proper, I could … Continue reading

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Questions of ‘relativity’…

“… so I thought I’d ask ‘Google’.” “Which is why you phoned me?” “Precisely. You know everything and you’re quicker than the internet.” “Oh gawd…” “What do you know about relativity?” “ Erm… E=mc2?” “Yeah, that.” “What exactly do you … Continue reading

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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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