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That’s Not a Sonnet

This post is part of the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups at Julia’s Place.I’ve been missing for a few weeks for various reasons, and I was hoping for a nice easy one to ease myself back in, but Julia … Continue reading

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Flat Batteries in my Hearing Aid

This unreasonable leather? The unfeasible feather? The unseasonal weather, has taken your blouses? mistaken your trousers? … made you feel drowsy. Your wimple is slopin’? The wind has got dope in? The window is open. Your chicken is slicin’? Your … Continue reading

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Grandma

I’ve lost my Gran. She’s still there, I see her every Sunday. She still sits in her favourite chair by the fire, which is always on, even in summer, because she says she’s cold. Sometimes when she sees me, she … Continue reading

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Leaving Home

I’m in my room doing homework. and I hear raised voices in the kitchen, glass shattering, the radio being turned up, footsteps on stairs, wardrobe doors opening, clothes hangers scraping on rails, zipper on suitcase, thud of case hitting wooden … Continue reading

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Dad

My dad didn’t come home from work today. Two men in dark suits knocked our door, and mum cried. The newspapers said he was a hero. They said he was brave, saved lives. They said he should have a medal. … Continue reading

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Grandad

My Grandad died. I only saw him last week. The doctor said he was getting better. His newspaper is still open on the table, and the air still smells of his pipe tobacco. It’s as if he’s just gone out … Continue reading

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