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Love Will Break Through

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music. 

~ William Stafford


No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. 228 more words


Bobby ran to his mother’s room, sobbing.  Janet wrapped her arms around him until the storm subsided.

“He was there again!  That man!” Bobby sniffed.  “Standing there, watching me while I was in bed.” 286 more words

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The Man in the Spotted Tie

“Yes?” Mrs Fliss opened the door and frowned at the man on her doorstep.  He was holding a key and scowling at it.

“Sorry, darling,” he said.  396 more words

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Sophie woke up screaming.  Within seconds, Mummy was there, flicking on the big light.  She sat on the bed and hugged her daughter, patting her back and stroking her sweat-soaked hair. 343 more words

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Meanwhile at the Palace...

The Prime Minister was greeted at the door by the Chamberlain who told her that the weekly audience with the Queen was cancelled.  Her Majesty was under the weather, he said.  595 more words

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William Stafford, "Thinking for Berky" ... drafts & recording

I’ve never concealed the fact that William Stafford is one my favorite writers – a go-to poet for me if there ever were one. One of his strongest poems – in his subtle ease with complexity – is “Thinking for Berky”. 219 more words