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Odd socks and the mummification of rats…

I couldn’t put it off any longer, bad back or not… the sheets needed changing and the mattress was overdue to be turned. My son, for reasons best known to himself, chose to furnish himself with one of those huge … Continue reading

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#writephoto – The Cleaning Lady – Michael

The cleaning lady hurried along the passageway head down concentrating on her job but keeping an eye on the archway. As benign as it looked with it opening out onto the beautiful gardens below she always sensed a malignant presence, … Continue reading

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Going viral …

When I was small and faced with a plate piled with the over-boiled cabbage I detested, my grandmother always told me to eat it first… get rid of it… so I could enjoy the rest of the meal… and to … Continue reading

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Sanctuary – Iain Kelly #writephoto

He cowered in the shadows. Outside he could hear the screams and the howling. The others had left him. They promised to return by nightfall. Until then he was on his own. Footsteps pounded past the opening. He held his … Continue reading

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Walking the line…

“… so fear was originally there to help us survive.” “Yep… and with not many sabre-tooth tigers roaming the suburbs, we found other things to fear. And fear is intimately linked to how we judge people.” “How so?” It was … Continue reading

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Horror in the sun…

It could have been worse, it could have been raining, but it was a springlike day of clear sunshine. Unseasonably mild, it was just the type of day for pottering in the garden. So I didn’t mind too much when … Continue reading

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Troubled reflections

Have you ever stopped for a minute to consider how much you do because of other people? Not for others, but because of them? There’s a difference, and it is a big one. Doing ‘for’ can have many motivations; love, … Continue reading

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