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In Flanders Fields

  Three years ago a display of ceramic poppies filled the moat at the Tower of London. I took some pictures and then the Archaeologist recited possibly the most powerful WW1 poem and sent me the link. It’s attached below … Continue reading

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One Step Beyond #carrotranch #flashfiction

Charli Mills, this week, gets a little ethereal as she steps beyond with the challenge December 22, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that steps beyond. It can be a door, a tunnel, a worm … Continue reading

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“The past is always tense, the future perfect.”

I had been blogging just over a month when I posted this in response to one of Charli Mills’ prompts. Thought it might have another little run out here. This quote is from Zadie Smith – clever woman. And it’s what … Continue reading

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A different perspective

O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! Robert Burns in To A Louse My gran called me ‘heavy handed’. Mum said I was cack-handed at times. For as long as I can remember I’ve been … Continue reading

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An echo from my Father

My Father wrote thus to my mother on 11th April 1946 after he’d been send on board a ship of Jewish refugees then recently arrived in Haifa: Tuesday:  I told your mother {my grandmother} in a letter that I didn’t … Continue reading

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