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CCC209: Guilty

Footsteps behind me Someone following Gaining on me I hasten I mustn’t be caught with what I’m carrying Clip-clop, slip-clop, the cobbles slippery with the wet leaves of autumn The creature in my arms struggles to be free Hush, my … Continue reading

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CCC205: 10,000 Fairy Lights

There had been sightings, but none around here – they’d been mostly in the south. So imagine our astonishment when the field ahead of us lit up like 10,000 fairy lights. After two years of darkness, the sun had found … Continue reading

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CCC204: My Wish

I had expected to be alone on that shore. It wasn’t that I was doing anything illegal. No drug smuggling, no digging up protected plants or stealing Little Tern eggs. I just didn’t want to be seen. I didn’t want … Continue reading

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CCC193: And All the Land Was Tidy and Paved

It all began one hot summer. The grasses browned and crisped; people trod the dried grasses and rubbed them away. Next year the grasses tried to grow but…you know how it goes. Two hot and dry summers later, the parish … Continue reading

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CCC191: Two Hundred and Thirty-Seven Days

One thousand days of walking, that’s what the story told. One thousand days from the west coast, where I was currently residing, to the east coast where I’d been sent to gather the shells. Yellow tourmaline shells, themselves the subject … Continue reading

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CCC189: Changes

I was first born a stag and three hundred years I lived as he. But without a doe, or one of my kind, life paled and I was glad to change. I next became an eagle soaring high. Three hundred … Continue reading

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Old World Charm

Lavinia stared at the email open on her tablet with mouth agape. She didn’t understand the rejection. The agency had commissioned her to photograph the award-winning picturesque village of Saxlingham. She had sent in fifty photos specifically chosen for “old … Continue reading

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CCC188: There’s Gold in Them There Hills

“What’s this place then?” Millie glanced back at George, her hiking companion who, although younger always was slower. George slipped off his backpack and pulled out the map. “Don’t bother,” Millie said, impatient. “I remember now. It’s that prison I … Continue reading

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The Castle

They were tourists, obvious with their cameras, and the way they looked into every courtyard, down every alley and lane they passed. They made repeated reference to a leaflet. Finally, they drew level to where I sat with a coffee … Continue reading

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CCC187: Albert’s Old Boat

It was Albert’s old boat, the boys knew that, pulled onto the salt marsh, away from the tide. The boys also knew Albert was in hospital and word was he wouldn’t be coming home. That boat was idle, left ready … Continue reading

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