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Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales

A Square Round Well

My submission for the #2019picoftheweek challenge title: All’s Well For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge see MariaAntonia This magnificent well sits beside the main Norwich to Dereham road, at the corner of Longwater Lane in Costessey. Despite misinformation to the contrary, … Continue reading

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CCC#44: With a Thunderous Roar

No whispering swishing whimper No rattling clattering sprinter, But always a rumbling thundering roar. That’s our Lord Hinton on his way from Swindon to Frinton. Written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #44

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #44

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN Here’s how it works: Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.) You respond with something CREATIVE Here are some suggestions: An answering photo A … Continue reading

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A Golden Opportunity

Just as the previous contract was about to end, I saw a position advertised at the local museum. Here, in Wessex. Okay, so it wasn’t paying much but that was expected; a small museum, a pimple compared with the V&A. … Continue reading

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What Pegman Saw: The Merlion

The winds howled. Fierce lightning flashed through the sky. In their fright, the moon and stars hid behind the inky clouds. The waves crashed higher, higher. The fisher-folk of Temasek, terrified, prayed harder, harder. And from the southern waters rose … Continue reading

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The Spinner’s Game e-book update #22

September update… and the question remains: Will I be ready to publish The Spinner’s Game quint at Christmas? While it is possible, the time out from writing these past two months don’t inspire great confidence in reaching that target. After … Continue reading

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Sunday Picture Post: Late Summer Berries

This Sea Buckthorn hangs heavy with berries And what wonderful colours, the pale blue-green of the foliage, the deep orange of the berries. Collect them and squeeze them, they make a fruit juice high in vitamin C. Though you might … Continue reading

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In Touch with the Sun

The title given is Silhouette And this day the sun answered it perfectly. Don’t you just love that pink-blush? And no, the photo isn’t in any way altered; it’s how it came from the camera. For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge … Continue reading

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Hello Hello

“Ello, what’s this then?” “A hiker found them this morning, Sarge.” “Missing persons?” “One, Sarge. Angela Betts. Aged twenty-two. Blonde. Petite.’ The sergeant turned to look at the jackets strung from the gate. And nodded. “The inspector been told?” “Not … Continue reading

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #43

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN Here’s how it works: Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.) You respond with something CREATIVE Here are some suggestions: An answering photo A … Continue reading

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