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Raising a smile

‘Rapunzel’ and ‘Aurora’, dressed in their pink satin gowns and flanked by the painted rainbows they had stuck to the window, bounced excitedly on the back of the sofa, smiling, waving and shouting, “Grandma!”… I could hear them from the … Continue reading

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The Choosing of Scoral and Lune ~ Wallie’s Wentletrap #writephoto

Scoral was a handsome mer, graceful and strong, his long hair the color of ripe kelp and his scales the same fiery orange-gold. He was chosen by Lune for his fearlessness and wildness. All mer have that wild edge to … Continue reading

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Waterfall ~ Na’ama Yehuda #writephoto

The weather was perfect. The hike had been pleasant. They stopped for a picnic on the bank of the stream as it rushed toward the waterfall. The normally bubbling brook was swollen with recent rains. The white water speeding down … Continue reading

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Memory ~ Hayley R. Hardman #writephoto

Who knew what the old standing stones remembered. I ran my hand along their rough cut, damp moss covered surface as I walked around each one. Did they remember where they came from? Who brought them here and what worship … Continue reading

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Jacquie Biggar reviews Twenty Years After “I Do” by D.G. Kaye #Memoir @pokercubster

Reblogged from Jacquie Biggar: May/December memoirs. In this personal accounting, D.G. Kaye shares the insights and wisdom she has accrued through twenty years of keeping her marriage strong and thriving despite the everyday changes and challenges of aging. Kaye reveals … Continue reading

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Ghosts and Butterflies ~ Caroline Scott #writephoto

She found the photograph in grandma’s chest. It was faded, peeling at the edges, and Beth held it as carefully as if it were a butterfly’s wing. It was a wide, flowering field, the mysterious standing stones conjuring curiosity as … Continue reading

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Who Don’t Believe in Dragons ~ Caroline Scott #writephoto

“Do you believe in dragons?” The boy’s mouth quirked. He was amused, sitting on the roof of his dad’s old Ford with his arm around Chloe. From the way she watched the rolling smoke, pale in the headlights of fire … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent 2019! Christmas Dinner…. with Sarah Brentyn

Dear Santa, While everyone else is counting sleeps, I’m counting friends. She says it is just four more sleeps now till Christmas… I sleep a lot, so you can prob’bly add a naught onto that for me. But I have … Continue reading

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Whitby Weekend: A Coastline of Ghosts

It felt odd driving down the steep hill to Runswick Bay. I had walked down… and back up… that hill so many times before, equipped with a bucket and spade or a fossil hammer, skipping along beside my grandparents. Little … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent 2019! Sometimes it’s not all tinsel … and a letter from Maggie

Dear Santa, My two-legs doesn’t seem all that happy at the moment. I know she’s worrying about stuff, ’cause she hasn’t even dug out the Christmas tree yet. And there isn’t even a hint of a turkey… She doesn’t even … Continue reading

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