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Rites of Passage: Last rites?

On the Sunday morning, the last day of our weekend workshop, we had arranged to meet close to the entrance of Cressbrook Dale, a deep, green cleft in the hills that has a strange and often dark history. Our destination … Continue reading

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The Talking Darkness ~ Steve Tanham #writephoto

He chose his moment to appear at the edge of the dark forest; the forest through which they had come on their murderous journey. The few that knew him used his ancient name: the Talking Darkness…. Anyone in the dark … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ Climbing boys

About climbing boys During the 1700s and 1800s, mainly male children often performed an occupation known as a climbing boy or chimney sweep. Many of the climbing boys were orphans, and in Great Britain many came from workhouses, and some … Continue reading

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A Nightmare ~ Maria #writephoto

He stood at the water’s edge, facing the calm ocean when she joined him. Without saying a word, he pulled her roughly against him and his eager mouth sought hers. As they kissed, their hands tugged at each other’s clothes … Continue reading

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Angel ~ A Jamie Dark tale from Geoffrey West #shortstory

Reblogged from Geoffrey David West: “I’m a murderer, see?” “Wasn’t it manslaughter?” “Well. . .” Gigantic Tony Clifford certainly looked like a murderer, with his huge muscular torso, shaven head and massive frame. The old-fashioned tattoo on his arm of … Continue reading

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A sense of calm ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

She deserved this. Work could be put on the back burner for a couple of weeks. The children were with her parents. The tail end of summer was just warm enough to wear a sleeveless top and a short skirt, … Continue reading

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Nightmare in the mountains ~ Jordis Fasheh #writephoto

It was 3:00 am when I awoke from a dreadful dream. My body was drenched and my heart was racing. A voice screaming for help reached out from the dream and caused me serious angst. I continued to lay still … Continue reading

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Jan Sikes meets Craig Boyack on #LisaBurtonRadio

Reblogged from Entertaining Stories, where ‘Lisa’ and Craig Boyack talk to Jan Sikes: Welcome to another edition of Lisa Burton Radio. I’m your host, Lisa the robot girl, and today we’re calling back into the nineteen-sixties. I just need to … Continue reading

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The Fall ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

The car swept him through the city. As he looked out he saw the city he had built. The banks, the hotels, the casinos – he owned a piece of all of them. An empire that seemed impregnable. An empire … Continue reading

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Free ~ Notes to Women #writephoto

“Mr.  Johnson, how does it feel to be a free man after spending twenty-five years in jail?” a reporter asked Leroy Johnson as he stood in front of the courthouse with its massive pillars.  His mother was beside him. He … Continue reading

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