Category Archives: Sad

Man Of The House

The school bell rings. Reluctantly I pack my lucky green biro into the furry pencil case and drop them into my school bag. Picking up my bag, I wave goodbye to the other girls and begin the long walk home. … Continue reading

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Jed

Jed stared out of the window; outside, dark clouds scudded across a leaden sky. Fat drops of rain spattered on the glass, their percussive beat tapping out a long forgotten rhythm. “It’s raining; it’s pouring.” He smiled at the memory. … Continue reading

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What Do I Do?

The school bell rings. Reluctantly I pack my lucky green biro into the furry pencil case and drop them into my school bag. Picking up my bag, I wave goodbye to the other girls and begin the long walk home. … Continue reading

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Heroes all

Ordinary men in troubled times On decks we stand and cry, Fearful, afraid, uncertain yet all prepared to die   Landing craft pitch and heave bump and ride the tide Ramps grind then fall open; the gates of hell flung … Continue reading

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Here To Help

Woken by a loud knock on the door, Paul rose unsteadily from the old chesterfield and grabbed his walking stick. The two-up, two-down was a mess; the filthy windows hidden behind grimy, greasy nets, the sticky carpet partially hidden beneath … Continue reading

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A Breath OF Fresh Air

A chill wind stirred the leaves; they danced and pirouetted, skittering across the grass toward the old bench. The old man sat and stared into the wind, his pale skeletal hands resting on top of a twisted, gnarled walking stick. … Continue reading

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An Appointment with Europa

Ben’s ship “Metis” groaned and ticked with the absolute cold of space through which she hurried, that and the gravitational effects of Jupiter, the nearby gas giant. His loneliness often played tricks with his mind. He knew the rest of … Continue reading

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