Monthly Archives: July 2011

Don’t leave


This a short story for a writing site I was on,  the premise was write a story beginning with the words “don’t leave”  The child is real and the granny is real, and the words are words the child used … Continue reading

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A missed opportunity


A  She sat down facing me as the train pulled out of the station.  She settled in and began to arrange her various belongings around her.  The wrinkled face and faded blue eyes might have belonged to anyone from fifty … Continue reading

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My thoughts on marriage


                                    Marriages always depend on the woman’s willingness to stay and overcome the inevitable setbacks that occur in every union.  Looking back on my own marriage, I realise, that I could have walked out after one week. Or maybe, I … Continue reading

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A taste of freedom


  The nights were the worst, the constant swearing, cell doors clanging: sometimes running footsteps as another hopeless soul decides to end it all.  Prison must be the nearest thing to hell, one can experience without dying.  This is an … Continue reading

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The legend of the Celtic Tiger


In the first years of the twenty-first century came a fabulous beast that became known as the Celtic Tiger.  It became a wonder of the great country of Europe and in lesser countries worldwide.   This creature replaced the Leprachaun and … Continue reading

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A sad day


Today was not a good day.  Attending the burial service of anyone is sad, but when the funeral is of a young man of twenty-four, it is especially sad.   He was not a family member, but in a way, he … Continue reading

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Living history


On the way to my porcelain painting class this morning, my journey took me past the Peoples Park.  The morning was unseasonably warm and sunny so I decided to walk by the river and enjoy the trees in their autumnal … Continue reading

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