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Vending providence

Vending providence   The first time that death had come was on All Saints Eve and Cruikshank had welcomed him with a rasping cough, a rasping cough was all the salutation he could muster. Outside, winter’s advance was marked by … Continue reading

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Raindrop

A desert flowers after long-awaited rain. A retired Peruvian miner stands in the desert regarding the floral phenomenon with his wife. Looking over the endless sea of colourful blooms he sheds the only tear he will ever shed in his … Continue reading

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The Habit of delusion

Brother Antoine had a mono-brow. The mono-brow demanded attention, refused to give any recognition to the other features on Antoine’s face, which were, had they been graced by any other face, crowd pleasers in their own right. To say that … Continue reading

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The Alchemist

  The alchemist makes magic happen. She doesn’t follow a recipe any more than she adheres to scientific certainty; rather she channels her intuition and surrenders to impulse. She feels her way through, trusting her instincts and her union with … Continue reading

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Dawn

Dawn How long before dawn? We have an hour or so! How long exactly? Sixty eight minutes. Sixty eight minutes. What will happen then? Will you fade as the dawn creeps in through the window and the first rays of … Continue reading

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Ham and Wry

‘Is that him?’ Emily asked her mother with a degree of trepidation as they watched an old man trundle up the path in the direction of the house. ‘Yes, I believe it is,’ said Emily’s mother. The old man wore … Continue reading

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The case of Fagan Mitchell

Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.” Tom Sawyer The case of Fagan Mitchell     The heat of the last few days had … Continue reading

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