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After The Garden Of Eden #stockphotochallenge

‘I hate that bloody snake.’ ‘What’s wrong, Adam?’ ‘You wouldn’t understand. I’ll kill him though.’ Eve chased after Adam and just managed to prevent him strangling the reptile. As Adam did his double teapot pose, Eve tried to comfort the … Continue reading

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Music For The Hard Of Meaning – day five #songchallenge #music

And suddenly it is day five and I’ve enjoyed this journey and what on earth do I choose for the last one? This one is quite personal and will always be memorable for three reasons (a) The Textiliste loves it … Continue reading

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Music For The Hard Of Meaning – day four #songchallenge #music

Nearly there; only two more days and you can take out your earplugs. A short while ago, I (re)found this classic from Joni Mitchell. A friend was giving a concert at the Cadogan Hall with a couple of others, showcasing … Continue reading

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Music For The Hard Of Meaning – day two #songchallenge #music

I hope you’re keeping up. I’m on a  five day song diet where I post 5 songs whose lyrics mean something to me. Some years ago, for Children in Need the Beeb did this version of Lou Reed’s classic, Perfect … Continue reading

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Music for the Hard of Meaning – day one #Songchallenge

I avoid awards and dodge tag-a-longs but there’s this one, about music that means something, where the lyrics have some resonance so, oh what the heck, of course there are songs where that’s true. Now I have one rule with … Continue reading

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They were called Grimm for a Reason #writephoto #amwriting #flashfiction

Here’s a little fairytale, based on this picture Mabel knew only joy until her seventh birthday. That day her father appeared, ill at ease. ‘Understand I meant well,’ was all he said before he left. In no time hard faced … Continue reading

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Shadow play #poetry #poems

A sonnet for you My Life as a Shadow Most people would say I’m a saddo If I told the truth of my employ Because hitched to your feet as a shadow Is hardly what sane people call joy.

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