Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Voice – Science Fiction – January 28, 2016

Abandoned … this house and all that is hidden within.  Years of silence has fallen upon the house but once there was the sound of human life.  Not only is the house abandoned, the whole town has been abandoned.  If you look inside … Continue reading

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Silence Fell – Dark Fiction – January 25, 2016

“The sun is fading over the horizon and there will be no staying your dolorous state of guilt.  You might have elicited the help of a deity, like myself,  in order to deaden the pain of those immortal claws that will shred your soul when darkness … Continue reading

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Hula Hooping – Short Story – January 23, 2016

  Sharon used to trip up as the hoop refused to go ’round and ’round her waist  and sometimes she’d fall when it’d reach her ankles.  The uncoordinated rapid back and forth movement of her pelvis, which she thought should have kept the colourful … Continue reading

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Kitsune and the Frog – Fairy Tales – January 23, 2016

“Grandma, before I go to bed, tell me why you have that stone frog praying near the fish pond.” the little boy said, trying to prolong having to go to bed. And his Grandmother replied: One day the beautiful but impertinent … Continue reading

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Ghostly Keys – Short Fiction – January 21, 2016

In the silence rusty locks creak as ghostly keys open the cells. Through the dust mote dance in the light a daily life continues.  The shuffling of the slippered women in drab drill smocks shuffle down the corridor out into a hall. … Continue reading

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Snow Dreams – Short Fiction – January 18, 2016

There’s something mystical in the first snow fall of the year. A special quality of silence, Janice thought,  one could almost hear the snowflakes fall. She’d arrived early and was waiting for the night shift to get off.  Listening to classical music, she began to day-dream. She … Continue reading

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A Voyage – Flash Fiction – January 18, 2016

  Riding down a country road, the snow lays even and crisp, the trees laced in fairy ice and a soft piece of music plays on the radio. There’s no pressing schedule, just being together is enough, we’ve nothing to … Continue reading

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Mountain Walking – Haibun – January 15, 2016

to the olive grove ten minutes as a crow flies fond memories When you’re fit climbing up the side of a mountain is paradise.  The very air seems to help you up, your heart of course increases its beat and … Continue reading

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Haibun Monday – Winter Trek – January 13, 2016

The old Roman road is well kept, as usually is the case throughout Italy, but steeper than my unfit legs can comfortably walk.  Other steep hillside Roman roads come to mind … walks in spring and summer even a few trails … Continue reading

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“…to cease these tears” – Short Fiction – January 12, 2016

“Wait wait, where would you go?” “Anywhere would do, just to cease these tears.” “Would you accept anything my friend?” The feeling of frustration grew, because he knew, he couldn’t accept just anything.  To cease the tears of daughter’s hunger … Continue reading

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