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CCC51: The Wicker Spider

On Halloween Night the wicker spider weaves… a sticky web to catch the spirits on the breeze: Wicked imps and sneaky sprites, malevolent boggarts that give us a fright, streaming through the forest trees, rustling and hissing as they kick … Continue reading

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Which Lights?

Twilight… Two lights. Which lights? This light? That light? Sunlight, moonlight, starlight, lamplight? Searchlight? Limelight, footlight? Nah, headlight, backlight. Paradise by the Dashboard Light. Ghost lights, spectral lights… witch lights? Christmas lights, fairy lights? Candlelight, firelight? Gaslight, flashlight? Ship’s lights? … Continue reading

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Whisper it softly, Echo it loud

Yay, yay, yay, Whispers and Echoes have published another of my poems: Mellow Yellow. Check out this, and other poems and short stories here on their site. Sammi Cox, chief editor of Whispers and Echoes is well-known and loved for Sammi’s … Continue reading

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Leave My Brain

Replace this face with one that’s younger, fresher, not so worn Replace this back with one that’s stronger, not so aching, not so torn Replace this neck with one that’s looser, with traps that aren’t so tight Replace this wrist, … Continue reading

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CCC#48: The Old Red Bridge

No longer does it carry a thoroughfare No more do the horses draw clattering carts here Alas, the ancient bricks now in slow decay The Old Red Bridge has had its day Now tiddlers paddle with their jars Arriving here … Continue reading

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The Raven and the Maiden

The red brick tower where, when the Proddy-men came prodding, once hid the devout green robed maiden; this decaying ivy climbed Elizabethan ruin, instead of the lady’s haven, is now the raven’s 32 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt

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#CCC46: Spirit of the Dell

I know the spirit of that dell The malicious sprite that therein dwell Strews the hill with nut and stick Then loudly laughs when walkers, skidding, come down quick Written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #46

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A Diamond and Sapphire Garter

Five magic beans to barter For a diamond and sapphire garter 11 words for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt

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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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CCC40: First Time I Came

First time by this way I came, I waded through a streamlet deep Second time by here I trudged through mud, residual of the water seep Third time the ground was dry; I wondered why. 35 words. Written for Crimson’s … Continue reading

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