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Innocence Lost

It was a bright, frosty morning. The pavement outside the back door glistened like a carpet of crushed diamonds in the early morning sunshine. I sat on the veranda  sipping coffee and enjoying the stillness. 530 more words

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Love Boat Series 1: By Chance 7th Encounter

She was standing by the veranda looking at the busy people below. She had slept until 2pm after Ted and she returned from the Treasure hunt, her hair still damp from the shower. 2,936 more words


Short Story Sunday Festive Special (Day 2) The Christmas Market by Steve Wade

(Caution: This story contains scenes of mild terror and is not suitable for those under the age of 13).

For eleven months of the year the three generations existed in harmony beneath the same roof. 1,362 more words

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Aesthetica Annual Anthology 2015

It was good to get another anthology through the letterbox this weekend. It sounds very twee, but it was almost like getting a Christmas present. 136 more words


Life Is Like A Box of Wine

Life is a lot like drinking. The present only a hangover from the past and the future a head pounding nauseation of things we swear we’ll never do again. 171 more words


#Wurdy5k Treat Three: Short Story - Love, Loss and Coffee Cake

I promised on Twitter that when I reached 5,000 followers, I would do something very special. So, welcome to #WURDY5k – five days of exclusive treats to say thank you for your support! 98 more words

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Tricentennial (Short story, 1977)


By Joe Haldeman. Winner of the 1977 Hugo Award for Best Short Story. 3/5 stars. SPOILERS AHEAD.

For those of you who don’t know, the Hugo awards are given out for works produced in the previous calendar year. 788 more words