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The Story of Bill

There once lived a small thin little boy aged about 6 or 7 called Bill. (No-one could quite remember the year of his birth – they were too busy with other things at the time). Bill lived in a poor village, the youngest of approximately…
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They Stole Sooty

They stole him and he won’t ever come back. Stole him and he won’t ever come back. Gone. Won’t be back. Thieves took him. Mine – no longer mine. Gone! Mumblings inside her own head - never heard in the outside world. They spoke to…
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The King and The Eye

The king looked down upon his disciples in ripple valley and saw that all was in order, all in tune with the way he ran his methods and calculations and torture chamber for those who disobeyed. Now that all was as it had always been…
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Love

I wanted to go alone with you to the woods. We had made love there 100 times already but there was always a last time, last chance before you left for Canada, USA. I wanted to feel your soft warmth and breath next to my…
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The Lost Child

I want to tell mummy about my lost ballet shoes but she's too busy. 'mummy, I lost my ballet shoe!' She can't hear me. She's on the phone to Daddy. But he's not my daddy any more. He's gone away. He doesn't like us any…
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Fruit Picking

Dear Brian I've been thinking about you for a while now. Our life together, lives apart, your life, my life. It was cherry picking in July, valentine's day feast at the Darjaling; passing monsters down our street at Halloween as we collected pumpkins for the…
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The Storm

The problem was I inherited a beach hut. I did want to share it with friends but I didn't know who they were exactly. On the day of the storm it all changed. Nigel fell off his bike and was taken to hospital - minor…
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To Marilyn

My dear darling Geoff I know we parted a long time ago but I have a lot to tell you and you are the only person who truly knew Marilyn. She’s dead Geoff, really gone out of our lives. I wanted you to know before…
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I Want Everything to Be Safe

I wake up. Every morning I just want to cry. I feel my baby, Sammy, close to me. In my head he, the father, is still thumping the wall. We used to calm him down so he didn’t hit us; his haunting figure always there…
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The Traveller

There was a lonely traveller who had tried many times to find the formula that would make her whole and happy but the walnuts didn’t sustain her and the cheap trick she bought from the market stall had not inspired her greatly. She decided to…