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At the fair

Warm winds blow across the common and happy feet run to and fro between revolving fairground rides Perpetual browsers study old books, laid out on grubby stalls as they look back to their childhood A child runs up and takes … Continue reading

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Run away

She was such an excited child As I remember her, in absence, Playing with the sledge; A gift from me A kind act that went so wrong   She sped down the slope Onto the road and under the lorry … Continue reading

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The Conway Twins

#1 The icy wind howled against the cottage windows. Outside, the clear sky set the full moon with its sparkling accompaniment. The twins huddled below their covers, teeth chattering as the hot water bottle cooled at their feet. From the … Continue reading

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Christmas for Three

On her way from the children’s home, Nina sat silently in the car. Everything was new and all felt good. The lady, Jean, was kind and did not react to the swearing like others did. The man, John, had a … Continue reading

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