Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “U”

THE LETTER "U" Unbelievable! She refused to understand that I was her only true friend. Upset at being told what she knew deep down  to be true, she chose to remain unfailingly devoted to those undermining her. These unctuous uncharitable individuals, who ridiculed her in private, were those to whom she offered undying friendship. As …

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A simple life

Her house is a fine example of symmetry. It is the type of house you first draw as a child. The feeling on the untree-lined street of row houses, is one of uncertain suspension and despondency given the overall grey dominating the scene. Still, a few of the homes, in an attempt at bursts of …

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Another place

We were completely surrounded. Bodies pressing into us, hands prying and violating; a crush of human flesh and bones. The ATM's had been emptied out days before, so we had stashed as much cash as we were able to withdraw underneath our clothes, to tide us over. The air thick with the mixture of sweat, …

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Jessie the cat

Jessie the cat Lived in our flat On the last floor Behind the green door Jessie sat on the sill All curled up and still Watching the world go by Six floors up in the sky When dad came home She wouldn't leave him alone Till he played hide and seek So cute to see …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “H”

THE LETTER "H" He lets himself go back to the halcyon days, pre-hardship and hallucinations; before his cheeks and heart hollowed out. He lets himself go, knowing that upon his return, the fall will be hard. As of late he has become ever more adept at sliding back and forth. His need becoming increasingly incessant …

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CHAPTER III – PROGRESS

...and then there was light External spotlights, internal baseboard lights, ceiling fixtures of every shape and size. Strip lighting, sunk lighting, directional lighting, mood lighting and floor lighting gets unpacked and installed. Granted a good bit of moaning and kicking empty boxes accompanies this daunting task, based on the sheer square metres, but every day …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “D”

THE LETTER "D" Deplorable domination! Devotees are despicable, domineering and deluded types who divide and destroy via the deformation and dissemination of dangerous untruths. Describe to me please this deranged sense of duty wherein: descriptors are assigned to degrade and diminish individuals intending to make them disappear, where deprivation and depravation reign supreme and where …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “B”

THE LETTER "B" Bereavement brought with it belligerent and bellicose behavior, bred bloodcurdling rage and burgeoning blackness of mood. I no longer felt buoyant, beautiful or brave as before. Laughter became tears and brilliance became darkness as my bitterness grew. I was broken and so stopped believing in all that used to be good, opting …

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Inside and Out

Doubleface The man and woman formed an island of uncomfortable silence in the middle of the airport terminal's noisy crowds. He dejected staring at his shoes, she clutching her bag close to her body with one hand and wiping away tears with the other. As an impartial observer one might assume his embarrassment was caused …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “W”

THE LETTER "W" Words. So many words jostling and competing, some surviving and thriving, while others are left behind to die. The trick was to maintain a watchful eye for the good ones and to immediately welcome them in. On stormy nights the wind whipped wildly along the eaves whizzing down the drainpipe and wrangling …

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