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A Sonnet For Clarice #carrotranch #shakespeare

Shall I compare you to a Summer’s day? You’d not be flattered but angry and pissed, Sneering at my explanations and insist I’m a retarded male with nothing to say. My compliments are often misconstrued As the feeble patriarchy at … Continue reading

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That Knock #carrotranch #99words

Jem hated his left foot. Clubbed, they called it. ‘It’s okay, son,’ they said. ‘You’re useful. Post has got to be delivered.’ He’d got at white feather, too, from the woman he’d given the telegram to. ‘We’re sorry to inform … Continue reading

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Bench Life #carrotranch

Trees don’t count in hours but in rings. Colin had fifty-two rings and had watched the bench for twenty. Tears and flowers at the start but the old woman stopped coming. Lovers, amateur artists, lost souls and found hearts. So … Continue reading

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That Dessert Will Be The Death Of Me #carrotranch

That Dessert Will Be The Death Of Me ‘What we got, Rog?’ ‘Suspicious death. Victim was suffocated. No sign of the perp.’ ‘Strangled? Gas? Drowning.’ ‘Looks like the last one only…’ ‘Only…?’ ‘Not the usual sort, you know in water?’ … Continue reading

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The Barriers To Love #carrotranch

Dorinda knew falling for someone rendered inert by illness made no sense. She sat and learned about his unremarkable life, loving him for it. Talking and singing, she attended his needs. She couldn’t explain her curious infatuation but it fulfilled … Continue reading

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Kingdoms, Koalas and all that #carrotranch #morganandlogan

‘They’re updating Shakespeare’s Richard III. He’s no longer the baddy.’ ‘A modern setting?’ ‘I suppose.’ ‘Somewhere with unspeakably awful politicians?’ ‘Australia?’ ‘They’re just called silly names like flymo. No, the US. You’ve warring houses, a King who’s pretty bloody awful…’ … Continue reading

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Jay Hubbell #carrotranch #microhistory

Jay Hubbell was famous: congressman, judge, mining advocate. He was well-liked, a considerate family man and generous benefactor. But Jay carried a terrible secret. His beard was possessed by a malignant spirt, Orifice the Odiferous who would release odours so … Continue reading

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