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Inner Light
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updated Apr 10, 2017

I saw her bathing all in nude, Her beauty and the darkness consumed her, Her darkness was shining, But she wasn't afraid, Because she knew who she was. She knew where she wanted to be,  But even as it was crumbling, She saw her fate drowning, Nemesis. In darkness as she tried to breathe. As she tried to survive, to wait it out until the Sunrise. Eating the apple after years of forbidding herself from eating, Gaining that insight, To what she never thought she would know- Pure enlightenment. The Darkness thou doth tempt, Love thy parents, But breaking windows, A&E... Can it all be forgiven? It's not a cry that you hear at night, It's the whisper of gratitude, From all those who have been saved, From inner turmoil, their own darkness Shining.

 
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I am a peace with thy sleeping bag
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updated Apr 27, 2017

This the real side of my life I'm ,24 years old and live a tent as have no family or can get s job as unwell so  when I'm sad i write   

 
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Annwn
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updated Jan 14, 2017

Written directly from the cauldron of Annwn, resurrection of the spirits of Sovereign and the King - a story to heal our broken worlds.

 
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Baby Love
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updated May 27, 2019

An unexpected meeting between two disparate souls in a crowded supermarket.

 
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#6 in Literary Fiction
The Smell of Sweat
1 part / 18 pages
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updated Apr 03, 2014

A  troubled young woman tries to scratch an unspeakable itch while visiting an adult video store.

 
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War
1 part / 8 pages
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updated May 27, 2019

"Then her holy scream.  My sister howls like a wolf at the full moon.  I cannot contain my ecstasy." Two twisted sisters clash in an ancient battle of jealousy and sibling rivalry.

 
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Fish
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updated May 27, 2019

A meditation on love.

 
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#9 in Literary Fiction
A Road To Walk
1 part / 13 pages
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updated May 27, 2019

A month has passed and Mom's bruises are healing, but our hearts are still broken, weeping.  Mom makes a joke, saying it's a good thing she is black because bruises aren't as noticeable.

 
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Office Conduct Becoming
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updated May 27, 2019

"Sometimes, it's just easier to keep it professional, Igor.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained."  

 
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Regina Scully's Scrypt
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updated Dec 12, 2013

To elude feelings of loss and grief the main character has rebuilt her life using, what some may see as, peculiar behaviour

 
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Pete Doherty; a tribute
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updated Feb 26, 2017

A poem to honour the life of Pete Doherty. Frontman of the Libertines and Babyshambles. A troubled genius 

 
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PARTING SHOT
1 part / 6 pages
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updated Jul 14, 2016

Two frightened men sat facing each other in a cold, dimly lit room. There was no window, and nothing on the walls except the ventilation grills and a grid of TV screens showing neat rows of red and grey human corpses.

 
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Time to prepare for War
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updated Oct 14, 2016

Seven years of failed Foreign Policy and soft National Security has opened the Gates of Hell. War on our own soil is now inevitable. It's not a matter of if, but of when and with whom ? 

 
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Jack, the Caretaker
1 part / 21 pages
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updated Dec 31, 2013

6,850 words; Short Story; CompleteA first-person narrator meets an odd caretaker at a roadhouse inn that is centuries old, as old as the nation; bypassed by interstate highway and frozen in time, the hotel is no longer relevant to the corporate franchise world of today, or even the world of forty-plus years ago.  The narrator and the caretaker are two people who share an outsider’s perspective.  Their surnames are famous worldwide for the distilling families, makers of fine whiskey’s on both sides of the Atlantic.  They might be part of the family, but they are from decidedly broken branches of their respective family trees.  They share a love of the old hotel, too, a fascination without specific source for the narrator; it’s just a place his heart bids him return.  Jack is connected in a more elemental way, not only to the place, but to the namesakes and makers of bourbon.  The narrator would like to report that the last time he saw Jack was at the old Summit Crest Hotel, but it wasn’t.  Old Jack might be dead, but he still gets around pretty well, he and his cronies . . .

 
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The Absent Queen
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updated Dec 28, 2013

The story follows Red (The Absent Queen) as she returns home to face the consequences of fleeing her responsibilities five years ago. She fled her home at the conclusion of a war that devastated her island nation. The war came about when a rift opened up to another world, igniting a conflict between the island's people and the otherworldly invaders. During the Outworlder War the island was isolated from the rest of the world and caused many people to develop abilities, but must be kept secret now that they're interacting with the rest of the world again. The Islanders may have survived the brutality of the war but peace is now proving just as dangerous...

 
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Emptines in your steps
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updated Dec 06, 2013

This is work about someone who lost faith in love caused by lovers actions    

 
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The 100 Birthdays of the Muse of War
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updated Nov 26, 2013

The Muse of War was born at the outbreak of WW1 and will die in 2014.

 
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#1 in Chick Lit
Stranded
1 part / 14 pages
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updated Nov 07, 2014

Lily is stuck. Her job as a solicitor's filing clerk is tedious, her love life is non-existent, she has never met her father (he could be a doctor on a hospital ship) and her only relatives – her artist mother Bella (who is crafty and manipulative) and grandmother Jean (who has Alzheimer’s) – hate each other. Lily isn't sure Bella likes her either. Lily wants to be an actress like her great aunt Joyce. She is aware her life is not progressing but, rather than do something about it, she watches old films and writes lists.  Lily shares her house with  her childhood friend, Brian. When he brings home a bird of paradise, she begins to have dreams. In these dreams she is sitting in a waiting-room holding a bird, next to a person she cannot see.  Though, on the surface, these dreams do not seem frightening, they leave Lily with her heart pounding and a deep sense of loss.  The dreams persist and Lily tries various ways of avoiding sleep, which puts her job and her friendships in jeopardy. Then her mother turns up ...  

 
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Belgian Station
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updated Dec 31, 2013

poem about the brilliant things in life that make us smile, and the way they don't last as long as they should. 

 
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The Great Journey
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updated Nov 18, 2013

Peregryn Holmes (the Holmes coming from the great fictional detective Sherlock Holmes) chose her name because she doesn't remember her real last name, only that she liked the Sherlock Holmes stories. The first thing she remembers is waking up on a hospital bed, when she was 10, and being told that she's going to go live with Walter now, so be a good girl alright?  At her new home she meets a dad who's never really around, but is great when he is; a Julio who's got an angel's heart but makes the devil's decisions; and the first in a row of Bottle Blondes who never really want to be her mother.  The only thing she wants, is to know who her mother is, and who she is, but how will she find that out she can't even remember her own last name? 

 
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