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Magpies

by Denise Woodhouse   I like to think I’m not superstitious, yet I always slyly nod or take a sharp, sideways look for your mate, hoping she is not keeping some date with sorrow,   some meeting with ill fate.   The two of you, foraging through your lifelong match, carry me away, in this mirthless stony-skied season, with ...
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New Beginnings

by Mary Walsh   When I was young, I looked for the brow of the hill. With light footsteps, I made my way to the top but as I reached the summit, I found another hill beyond, another brow beckoning me and leading me on. “Don’t look back,” it warned, “lest you be turned to salt.” And so I ran or ...
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Barking Gecko

by Eithne Cullen   The sign tells us we’ll see the Barking Gecko, well, I can tell you I’ve never seen the Barking Gecko, coming in from Gospel Oak or on the tube from Mile End, anyway.   The sign says I will recognise it by its vivid colour—green— with markings on its back, well I’ve never seen one with white, yellow or ...
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Barking and Dagenham Pen to Print

by Alison Meakin   Pen to Print based in Dagenham Library, Professional services for those writing literacy. Encouraging the beginner and expert writer, Educational courses provided to make one brighter. New events added with plenty of choices; Naturally, allowing others to hear their voices.   Travel far from the borough to attend, Truly diverse talent with positive vibes send. Open office ...
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Holocaust Memorial Day

by Philip Shamplina   Holocaust Memorial Day We stood in silence, nothing more to say Remembering what has happened in the past And the long shadow, it did cast   Gathered together with survivors Realizing what divides us Hatred for others who are seen as different Destruction is their bent   Not one person would they miss And not one trick did go ...
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Universe

by Dan Cross   Almost all eyes were facing forwards. My wife was on the stage. Her white skirt trembled in the draft of the old theatre. Her bare feet were flat against floorboards. She pulled her stocking-covered legs into her chest and rested her forehead against the tops of her knees. A ...
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Christmas Bizarre

by H. B. O'Neil   All families have traditions on Christmas Day, I assume so at least. Ours has always been Church-Graveyard-Pub-Home-Queen’s Speech-Dinner-Puddings-After Eight Mints-Sofa-Doctor Who-Tubs of Chocolate-Mince Pies-Sherry-Irish Coffee and Zzzzzs. All pleasant, predictable, calm and cosy enough. I certainly wasn’t expecting anything different this year. The turkey had arrived in a ...
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A Badger Christmas Carol: Part Two

by C H Clepitt & Claire Buss   READ PART ONE HERE   “Oh, go on then!” Fiona reached into the bag, unfolded a piece of paper and laughed.  “Oh, Bill.  Showing your academic roots with this one.  Everyone ready?” They all muttered agreement and she began.  “The fellow made his living by the ...
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A Badger Christmas Carol: Part One

by C H Clepitt & Claire Buss   It was said that it was the death of his wife that made Michael McAllister hate the badgers. Her passing, complications from emphysema, cast a bleak cloud over Greenwood Farm. She was the one who used to care for the animals, not just the ...