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An act of mercy ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

His face was as stony as the rocky outcrop at the top of the hill. I wondered if his heart was made of similar granite. Since Mum had passed he hadn’t shed a tear. My sisters and I had gathered … Continue reading

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The Day I Killed Mom #humor from Barb Taub

Reblogged from Barb Taub: When she turned fifty, my mother took up a new career: dying. It was a family tradition, she explained. “People in my family don’t make it out of their fifties. So we have to be ready … Continue reading

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Death and the Elephant – Leah Bracknell

According to statistics from Cancer Research UK, there are almost a thousand new cases diagnosed each day and half of us will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during our lifetimes. Medical and surgical advances now ensure that, of … Continue reading

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#writephoto – Swansong by Helen Jones

Sue Vincent’s weekly #writephoto challenge is one of my favourite writing prompts. Her photos are always evocative and inspire a wide range of responses, as though she’s captured a little piece of storytelling magic in each image. Perhaps she has… … Continue reading

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Camera obscura

“What on earth brought that on?” He sat up straight, watching me with what I can only call horror. It had been a long morning, with an early start to clean and refill the hot tub for him… all that … Continue reading

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