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Transition of Power ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

First in this week… The transition from elected government to populist dictatorship had not been an easy one. Trying to convince people that they were moving from the dark ages of democracy to the enlightenment of an autocratic supreme ruler … Continue reading

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They Bowed ~ Na’ama Yehuda #writephoto

“They bow, you see,” Mir explained. The child held on silently to his hand. Mir peered down at the small head, so uncharacteristically still, the red curls shining like molten gold under the sun. The quiet lingered and Mir did … Continue reading

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The Intertwined ~ Na’ama Yehuda #writephoto

“Meet me by The Intertwined tonight,” the note said. Nate trembled. He fingered the rough edge of the faded construction paper and the sensation lifted him into memories filled with the scent of glue and the sounds of children. It’s … Continue reading

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Roots ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

Ma roots is in Barbados, so ma Mama tells me all d’time. ‘Yo was born there, Ah was born there, yo grandaddy was born there. Dat’s where yo is from.’ Funny ting is, Ah feel no connection to dat far … Continue reading

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Colourblind ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

I can only see one colour. Of all the colours I would have chosen to see the world in, this wouldn’t be it. It’s not red: filled with passion, love, lust or danger. It’s not yellow: warm, welcoming, bursting with … Continue reading

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Beyond the Light ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

Beyond the trees the light shone. If they could just make it through the darkness of the forest they would survive. He rallied his men, ‘One last effort, push through!’ Bullets flew, splinters of wood stung, shells exploded, dirt and … Continue reading

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Fateful Decision ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

He had reached a crossroads. It was now or never. Should he ask her or not? They had been getting on well. He wasn’t great at reading these sort of situations but there was definite chemistry between them. While at … Continue reading

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Threshold, whiskey galore? ~ Christine Mallaband-Brown #writephoto

‘Well it was like this officer’ she said, ‘we were down on the beach and saw the cave’. She sneezed, the cold was getting into her bones ‘ it reminded me of the film “whiskey galore” based on the book … Continue reading

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Home Invasion ~ Anurag Bakhshi #writephoto

I could smell them long before they came in, dirty, stinky creatures all of them. “Not in my home, not in my home,” I prayed with all my might, but the almighty must have been fast asleep, for they made … Continue reading

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Thresholds ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

This was far enough. He had reached the limit of his strength. The tide would come in and fill the cave within a few hours and wash away his tracks and any traces of evidence. He gave the sack one … Continue reading

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