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Pancakes, sophistry and sacrifice

It is Shrove Tuesday and in England that means pancakes. Not, you will understand, those heart-warming American delights, nor the elegance of French crepes, but ‘proper’ pancakes. For my sons, following in the tradition of the family that has spanned … Continue reading

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At all costs ~ IainKelly #writephoto

Her lungs felt like bursting, her legs had no energy left in them. Still she pushed herself on. The bell rang for the final lap of the track. She pictured that tunnel of trees over and over in her mind. … Continue reading

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The Cursed Crow – Anurag Bakhshi #writephoto

The crow sat on the thin, dry branch, lonely, morose, listless, waiting For the pain to subside, for someone to see him for who he was, without hating Every day he would sit at the same spot, from dawn till … Continue reading

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Unexpected Shaman (4) – In the Mouth of the Jaguar by Steve Tanham

Really? A giant, black, Jaguar materialised from the south face of the Chichen Itza pyramid and thundered across the ground to devour you? On one level, it’s a preposterous thing to write; on another, it’s the heart of the matter. … Continue reading

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Unexpected Shaman (3) – The head in the jaws by Steve Tanham

I’ve decided there is something Shamanic about suffering. The past few years have been challenging for me in a very specific way: whenever I have approached an important event, particularly one where I have to ‘perform’ well, in a dramatic … Continue reading

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Stones from pensitivity #writephoto

The Stones of Sense. Look closely, See the labours of a thousand hands Laying a thousand stones, Each in memory of someone lost. Touch one, Feel the warmth in the midday sun, Yet even on a winter’s day, These stones … Continue reading

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Offering

For Colleen’s Tanka Challenge

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The Sybil’s Return from Jan Malique #writephoto

Reblogged from Jan Malique at Strange Goings On in the Shed: This week’s Thursday photo prompt – reflection #writephoto has ushered me into the presence of two mysterious personages. Their ancient voices calling from a time of fire and ice. Prophecy and … Continue reading

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Going west – walking with angels

We didn’t have to climb the whole height of the mountain; there is a makeshift car park about halfway up. I was glad of that, as my poor, much abused feet were not happy. I spend much of my life … Continue reading

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Prospecting for Ben – Confessions of counter-intelligence…

The image of a man dying the cruel and tortured death of a criminal is not an inspiring one, yet for millions it is a focus not only for their own personal faith and relationship with divinity, but a token … Continue reading

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