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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “The Sincerest Form of Poetry,” BY AUTHOR, Geoff Le Pard, @geofflepard

Originally posted on Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry:
Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book An anthology of poems, inspired by the top 100 British poems and a love of sonnets. Amazon.com “All of life in one easy couplet“…

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The Garden – Autumn Works, Part 2 #garden

Part of the garden plans involve changing two beds. The first has, this year, been supplying us with veg as well as full of sunflowers. In an effort to lower the maintenance we decided a while ago to make this … Continue reading

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Blind To Tragedy #flashfiction #prompt

They all saw the dog. Black, shaggy, watchful. The suit said he couldn’t have known, not his fault. I think he blames the student for bumping into the guy. She’d have been watching the dog, too. At least the dude’s … Continue reading

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The University Years – This Sporting Life, Part One #bristoluniversity #1975

It is 1975 and I’ve left my sleepy New Forest home for the bright lights and persistent rain that was Bristol University to study law and life. I had a lot to learn. Arriving at University, it was a chance … Continue reading

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Garden Works – Update

The works I foreshadowed the other day began in earnest on Friday. First up we cleaned out 90% of the long bed that will became the new terracing for the wedding. The builders will start on it soon – they … Continue reading

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Looking Back For Answers #shortstory #lifeinagrainofsand

James runs. Two things are clear. One: he can’t trust anyone; and two: he will revenge his father’s death. Now he understands, and she will pay. *** The blonde slumped to the floor, a hole in her forehead. James tensed … Continue reading

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The Garden – Mid September 2020

We’ve had rain and some hot days, and now it’s set fair to be a balmy few days. Mid 20s and the odd shower. I’m glad because this autumn is programme to be some hard work. Looking ahead, I have … Continue reading

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The Houdini of Hounslow #shortstory #lifeinagrainofsand

Hounslow Boys’ Home 1931 ‘You ready?’ ‘I ain’t sure, Jim.’ ‘You comin’ or ain’t you?’ ‘I suppose. I just never done nuffin’ like this.’ ‘S’easy. Just grab the top of the wall.’ ‘Oi! What are you boys doing?’ ‘Oh cripes, … Continue reading

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Filling the Gap #shortstory #lifeinagrainofsand

Living in Cheam had few compensations for Millicent Dongle. Her life was a trial and a tragedy. Her younger sister had a glamorous job with the Government – Millicent thought glamorous and Government to be oxymoronic, but everyone said the … Continue reading

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Going For Pembroke: Day Three, The Crab And Bromance Edition

Our last full day disproved any ‘Wet Wales’ preconceptions we may have held. A day off the physical punishment was allowed, even if the Vet did her own thing. Having watched a minute of her routine (what’s routine about such … Continue reading

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