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How Trusting Algorithms Saved Humanity #writephoto

This was written in response to this week’s #writephoto prompt. And no, I’ve no idea how I ended up where I did. No one knew the purpose of Rhymer’s Tomb. It stood on its knoll for as long as men … Continue reading

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Defining Princesses #blogbattle #vivacious

Back in less enlightened times, Princesses from the magical realms were expected to be vain. They grew up, focusing on their looks, surrounded by mirrors, still pools of water, ice-sheets and swooning swains. This was hardly surprising given a predominantly … Continue reading

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A Legend In His Own Lunchbox #writephoto

A Legend In His Own Lunchbox The Rt Hon Gabriel Forstaller-Plumb wrinkled his nose while his intern gripped the too small wellington boot and heaved. Gabby squealed as he nearly tumbled over. ‘For Chrissake Carlton, be careful.’ The underling quailed … 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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Just Your Usual Monday #writephoto

Thaddeus pulled back the curtains. His face glowed in the glorious sunrise. He opened the windows and breathed in the country air. It was crisp, fresh and… No, it wasn’t fresh. It stank. Fetid. Rotten. His shoulders slumped. He should … 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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Career Options #writephoto

Cynthia Der Ella pulled off her rubber gloves and took a step back. Running a cleaning company in any magical realm was a challenge but in Fairyland… well, no one had yet written the book, had they? From composting bean … Continue reading

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