Secrets Be Gone

If she had said goodbye once, she had said it a hundred times. She had done it so many times that she fancied herself an expert at leaving, bidding adieu. It had been hard work. There had been wobbles. But she stuck at it, practicing faithfully. Important to note, too, was that she was neither …

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Escaping Into A Beautiful World…

Do you ever want to escape, I mean really get away from it all? I sure do. It's not an uncommon thing to want. We all tire of the humdrum in our day-to-day and long for a change. That’s what vacations are for. But what of the bigger stuff, the messy world around us? Where …

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Favoured

I kept looking back at him. Clearly, I couldn’t leave him so turned around. At first, I bent over a bit, looking down and speaking in a half-whisper. That didn’t work. I squatted, then knelt. The pavement felt like ice. Was he breathing? I couldn’t tell. Tears pushed through. I continued speaking softly. “Can you …

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Mirror, Mirror…

Her jaw moved fast. Up and down and up and down. Different than when you’re cold and your teeth chatter, hers clicked like a typewriter, only softer. The clacking stopped when she spoke, then started again as soon as she stopped. I assumed the movement was involuntary. Dishevelled, she wore layers of clothing, each as …

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On this New Year’s Eve…

2018 is fading fast. 2019 waits patiently for that ball to drop so it can enter. I’m hunched over my computer, feverishly sketching an outline to a story. It’s an arduous process. Gradually, though, the screen fills with words. They are at once familiar and brand new, pulled from memories of my yesterdays and dreams …

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Dreaming… It’s A Good Thing

Do you ever wish you could leave the everyday behind and retreat forever into your imagination’s happy place? Children have the advantage over us adults on that score, slipping seamlessly between the real world and dreamscape. “Fine when you’re a kid,” adults moan en masse, “but I’ve too many important things to take care of!” …

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Closing In On Zen…

Ooh, epiphanies. Gotta love ‘em, especially those rare, brighter than bright ones that linger long enough for you to sink a smidgen deeper into a cosy “Ah, yes, now I see!” space. I love that they bring an assurance that all is blessedly right with my world. In those milliseconds, spaced-out and feeling groovy, I …

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