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Living Lore: The Noble Impe ~ Gary Stocker

In the Beauchamp Chapel in the Collegiate Church of St Mary in Warwick, is the tomb of Robert Dudley, Lord Denbigh, son of Robert and Lettice Dudley, Earl and Countess of Leicester (nicknamed the “Noble Impe”). He sadly died in … Continue reading

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Guest author: Andrea Torrey Balsara ~ I Dreamed a Dream   

It was daylight. I was alone on a dirt road that stretched as far as I could see. There were no houses…no trees… Just me. I glided along the road. I couldn’t see my hands, or anything that would identify … Continue reading

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Gloria ~ Jennie Fitzkee

Jennie Fitzkee wrote in the comments on this post: “Twenty years ago teachers were getting dolls and puppets of different ethnicities to add diversity to their classrooms. It occurred to me that in Groton, there was no diversity. How could … Continue reading

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Mirror ~ Hayley R. Hardman #writephoto

At the bottom of my great-grandfather’s land is a small shallow pond. In the summer, my younger brother, Dusty, and I would go to stay with him, great-grandma and Grant, one of our many cousins. We would spend all day … Continue reading

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A Giant Step for Mankind ~ Anurag Bakhshi #writephoto

It was the 12th day of our journey, and I was exhausted, drained of all the enthusiasm and excitement that I had started off with. I just wanted to reach our destination and get it all over with. Next to … Continue reading

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Camp Joffre ~ Léa at Found in France

Reblogged from Found in France:  “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein La belle France. Yet even the most beautiful of gardens have … Continue reading

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Slimegrobbels and custard…

“Tell me a story…” My granddaughters and I were sitting on the floor of their pink-painted cabin at the bottom of the garden. I had evicted yet another invading spider and, while the youngest sat on my knee, her almost-five … Continue reading

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Red Haze ~ Anurag Bakhshi #writephoto

Pablo watched aghast as the streets of his beloved town ran red. In the chaos and panic, he started wandering aimlessly, trying to look for his Papi and Mami, but they were nowhere to be seen. He suddenly thought of … Continue reading

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My Firstborn ~ Deborah #writephoto

As I watch the tide ebb and flow, I think of you. I wonder where you and what you look like. I wonder if you resemble me or if you’re a splitting image of your father. He and I were … Continue reading

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David ~ Adele #writephoto

This was the tree where David and I met after school. He was the sweetest boy I ever knew and I always imagined that one day we would get married and have lots of children. It never occurred to me … Continue reading

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