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One Thousand Steps ~ Na’ama Yehuda #writephoto

The snow fell softly in the early hours, blanketing a brittle frost with a bridal veil. She undid the entrance flap and shivered in the chill. Her thin underclothing was not sufficient for the cold. She retreated back into the … Continue reading

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The Perfect Spot ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

It was her perfect spot. She had to be patient, let the sun come round to the right place so that it shined right through the branches. Then ‘click’, she would snap the picture. The light was always just right, … Continue reading

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A Tangled Web ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

‘Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practise to deceive!’ The quote from Walter Scott ran around his head. He was trapped in a web of his own making. He had lied, deceived, obfuscated. All in an … Continue reading

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The Gender Neutrality of Superheroes ~ Geoff Le Pard #writephoto

Trent ‘Emojiman’ Doublebake pushed the door closed with a smiley face and sighed. His aura rubbed away fake tears and he conjured up a tight teethy smile before entering the kitchen. Adelaide ‘Supplegirl’ Doublebake unravelled herself from the stretch pole … Continue reading

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Poke Practice ~ Na’ama Yehuda #writephoto

“I’ll flunk.” Malinda sighed. Her brother needed an inordinate amount of putting up with. “You’ll be fine,” she forced calmness into her voice. In part because she felt bad for him — Jerrod had always been too sensitive and too-tightly … Continue reading

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Balefire ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

Jonny stuffed his cold hands into his coat pockets as he watched his father make the final preparations. He had been helping stack the wood in the back garden for the last week. Every year he had asked for a … Continue reading

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Stone Face ~ Na’ama Yehuda #writephoto

She stood on the ledge and watched the edge of the world dissolve into fire. It had been a long day, waiting. He did not come. She did not know when he could. Only that he would when he managed … Continue reading

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Be Still My Beating Heart ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

In the dead of the night. That was how I expected to find her. Dead. As I approached the house, nothing changed my mind. It was still. Still like a house with no one alive in it. I pictured the … Continue reading

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A Path Back ~ Na’ama Yehuda #writephoto

She’d needed this for so long she almost did not know what to do with it. The sense of expansion felt as if it would crush her chest from the inside. The freedom felt disorienting. The quiet deafened. The freshness … Continue reading

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Harvesting ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

He picked up a handful of the brown earth and let it run through his fingers. The last time he had been here there had been nothing but the cavernous pit, reaching down almost half a mile into the ground. … Continue reading

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