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Weekend Coffee Share 22nd April 2018: R.I.P Bundy

Welcome. Come on in for a cup of tea or coffee. You are very welcome and I have most beverages. I’m afraid you’ll find us somewhat sad this morning as yesterday we said goodbye to our gorgeous cocker spaniel Bundy. … Continue reading

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Animal: Weekly Discover Challenge and 99 Word Flash Fiction: Big Brown Dog

The bond between dog and master is strong and this goes back through the ages. The dog is the only animal that has been domesticated that has altered its behaviour by developing a bark, in its effort to communicate with … Continue reading

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A hug:Weekly Smile

A couple of weeks ago when walking the dogs, as we were leaving the park we saw a man that we saw a few times a week as he trained with his personal trainer. While he trains his wife walked … Continue reading

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Spreading the Light: 99 Word Flash Fiction

Charli’s post resonated with me deeply.  When we first moved here we joyfully rejoined our friends Swedish Christmas Eve, downing Schnapps, chasing it with beer, singing Swedish drinking songs whilst eating gravalax and herring. Then they would come to us … Continue reading

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Our mortal remains: 99 Word Flash fiction

Death and dying seems to have been a bit of a topic this week for me. Firstly I went to the conference on death, dying and the undead. That generated a few conversations. I recounted how I wanted my mortal … Continue reading

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Do you want to live on when you die?

I attended the Dead, Dying and Undead Conference last week where I gave a paper on writing death. Other people gave papers on vampires, Nurses who kill: nazi nurses, first world war Australian nurses the Bluebirds, good deaths, imaging death … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Stay away from the Light

The police caught me speeding. ” Hospital.” I ramped up a wheeze. They put me in the police car, sirens blaring, the asthma no longer feigned. I struggled to breathe. I had no breath to talk. The doctors and nurses … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Rain drops

Jeff had died eight years ago and still she cried. Maybe not as often as she had in the beginning when she was stunned, not knowing how she would cope on her own. But still on a daily basis. The … Continue reading

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99 word Flash Fiction: Compassion

So beautiful. No external mark hinted at the catastrophic injuries she had sustained in the crash. She was my patient and I would give her the last dignities of life despite the tubes which gave her breath and drained her … Continue reading

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99 Word Flash Fiction: A life Span

The florist delivered more buds. Listlessly she read the attached card, these from a childhood friend of his. Not many had known him from birth. This was close. Happier times. They’d have better memories than her. The career failure, withdrawal, … Continue reading

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