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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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Arch-enemy – Iain Kelly #writephoto

George bested Timothy in everything. He was better at his sums, better at spelling, hand-writing, reading and tying his shoe-laces. George could run faster than Timothy, was always first-pick at football and had more gears on his bicycle. George always … 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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Sanctuary – Iain Kelly #writephoto

He cowered in the shadows. Outside he could hear the screams and the howling. The others had left him. They promised to return by nightfall. Until then he was on his own. Footsteps pounded past the opening. He held his … Continue reading

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Hokora – Hayley R. Hardman #Writephoto

I stopped before the shrine, my younger sister’s hand tightening in my own. I glanced down at her. Miki’s school uniform almost matched mine and her long black hair was tied back like my own. She had a bright pink backpack … Continue reading

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Dog Lovers and Book Lovers: “The Poet’s Dog” – Jennie Fitzkee

I know my dog can speak… she is seldom quiet, though she makes little sound. Her voice is graphic but silent, her words are shared with every expression, every movement of an ear, every line of her body (and through … Continue reading

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Snowy Day – jagahdilmein #writephoto

Alex had gone to bed happy last night, very happy. It had been snowing so hard since morning yesterday that not just their cottage, but the road to the village, and the village itself had been covered with a blanket … Continue reading

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