Writer Contributions from 2013

A Quiet Place

We all need a place of quiet To heal our wounded Heart. A place that no one else But us can hold in time. Where the ones we love Who've gone before. Who's presence we still mourn Can call our name And Visit for a while. Hold my hand I'm here Beside you. Dry your tears...

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Daddy’s Girl

At 'Luxury Homes For Less,' Tarquin Dubois locked his office door, picked up his briefcase and went over to his secretary Cathy Jackson's desk. 'Don't work too hard, darling,' he smiled as he caressed her neck, 'but remember, I must have those e-mails sent before you...

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The Monster

Driving home on a busy highway I experienced a sense of total panic. Much to my horror, emerging from behind the sunvisor was a colossal huntsman spider looking at me with beady eyes. His furry legs were twitching - would he decide to jump? I don't know how I managed...

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The Moving Finger

In the gloom of the cave, lit by fat-soaked burning moss, the skin-clad scribe draws on the wall with a finger dipped in ochre. He sketches the beasts he has hunted, telling of the deeds of his tribe. In the gloom of the hut, lit by a burning taper, the leather-clad...

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Grandma’s punctuation lesson

Grandma was ever so happy to have her two favourite grandsons, Tommy 10 and Jimmy 9, staying with her for the weekend. Those boys were growing fast and could eat like navvies, real hungry navvies. And how those boys loved meat and how Grandma indulged them, in fact,...

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The Tap Kept on Dripping

The tap kept on dripping. He gripped the handle with both hands and wrenched clockwise. The tap kept on dripping. Perlonk, perlonk, perlonk, every 2.35 seconds, into the laundry's stainless steel trough the tap kept on dripping. It annoyed him, so he put a dishcloth...

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United We Fall

Molly poured out a cup of tea and carried it to the table. As usual, she was talking out loud to herself as she did when at home alone. Not that she stopped talking when somebody was there. She just did not like silence, and there was a lot of silence in her brain....

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